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50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
IN TRIBUTE TO IVAN “MAMÃO” CONTI
SATURDAY JUNE 24 | GAZARTE ROOF STAGE
Azymuth, the legendary jazz-funk trio is coming to the gazarte Roof Stage on Saturday June 24th to celebrate 50 years since their founding.
Starting from Brazil and traveling the world with their music, they managed to establish themselves on the world music scene with the unique mix of jazz-funk and samba, creating a new kind of music, “samba doido”. Azymuth’s music has become a source of inspiration for many artists as it epitomizes innovation and creativity!
Founding member and bassist Alex Malheiros and Ivan Conti’s best friend for more than 50 years said: “the word Azimuth in ancient Arabic (alsamt السمت) means “path” and I believe that the new path for Azymuth will be open and must continue. Like a Fenix (phoenix), we must rise”.
Mamão’s mates Alex & Kiko have invited their Brazilian drummer and close friend, Renato Massa, to this tour. Massa is one of Brazil’s most respected drummers. He is a favorite of Marcos Valle and has also collaborated with Eumir Deodato and Ed Motta, among countless others.
On Saturday June 24th, Azymuth is coming to the Roof Stage of gazarte! The tunes of “samba doido” will have us rocking under the summer moon and we will celebrate the legacy of Ivan “Mamão” Conti!
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Alex Malheiros – bass
Kiko Continentino – keyboards
Renato Massa – drums
The original composition of the group included Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars) and Ivan Conti (percussion).
They started their music career in the 60s, playing in bars as session musicians in Rio de Janeiro. They became a trio in 1968 and in the early 70’s, they began active as Azymuth.
They developed a unique style that combined elements of jazz, bossa nova, samba, folk, disco and funk, winning countless fans in their homeland and beyond.
In 2015, Kiko Continentino also joined the band as keyboardist.
From 1979 to 1988, they released several albums, while their single ‘Jazz Carnival’, from their 1979 album ‘Light as a Feather’, reached No.19 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1980.
Arrival time: 21:00
Start time: 22:00