"Stillness" EP Release wsg. Luciano Antonio
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
New Rhythm Arts Center
1441 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
On Sunday, March 4, 2018, join us as we celebrate the release of Leah's second studio project, "Stillness". The EP is a collection of intimate solo recordings made at Tribeca Flashpoint Studios from April-November 2017. The album features jazz and Brazilian influenced guitar accompaniment to intricate poetry and delicate singing. The concert will also feature the visual art of Leah's mom, Wendy J. Segal, whose works will be on display during the concert. Brazilian guitarist, singer and songwriter, Luciano Antonio will open the concert with a set of music. We ask for a suggested donation of $10-$20 for the event. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to New Rhythm Arts Center, a grassroots community center in Roger's Park. ----------------------------------------------- About the artists: LEAH SHOSHANAH is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Chicago with roots in classical voice study and jazz. Leah's original music ranges the gamut from Samba, Jazz, Classical, Folk and Soul. Listening to Leah's music, you might think she is two different people. Well, she is. At once, she is Shosha Wolf an earthy bandleader known to belt out tunes that range from funk/soul to rock. At the same time, Leah is also a contemplative lyricist and delicate musician with a heart-opening and soothing voice. Right now, you're catching Leah at a transition in her musical career, as she experiments with writing styles and collaborations to figure out how to unite her diverse musical expressions. For more information, visit www.leahshoshanah.com. WENDY J. SEGAL is an artist living in Chicago. Over time she feels more and more how precious life is and how much beauty there is even in the most mundane things. Seeing the sun through the trees, a flock of birds, the infinite varieties of light and shadow, the lives or insects, and people with their hope and dreams embodied on their faces, makes every day worth living. LUCIANO ANTONIO was born into a musical family on January 3, 1969 in rural Iretama, Parana, Brazil’s southern region. From this melodiously rich environment, he learned first how to sing with his mom, Luiza Maria. He further developed his vocal abilities through his maternal grandparents, who performed for local live radio shows and paternal grandparents, who harmonized beautifully. By age 14, he took the violão (acoustic guitar) as a self taught instrument, focusing his repertoire on Brazilian Folk and Bossa Nova (Brazilian Jazz). He continued his pursuit of technical development through the study of classical guitar at the age of 17, attending several guitar symposiums, work shops and master classes under one of Brazil’s most respected professors, Henrique Pinto. Luciano’s music journey next led him to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) where he received a bachelor’s degree in music performance. While at UMKC full-time, he was invited to join Chicago Samba (a Chicago based Brazilian music group) and commuted weekly between Kansas City and Chicago to make ends meet. After successfully completing his education at UMKC, he relocated to Chicago where he has since established himself as a performing artist. Luciano has collaborated with many great fellow artists: playing acoustic guitar on John Goldman’s ‘For All the People’, vocals on Matt Geraghty’s ‘Mozaic’, arranging/co-producing, and performing on the recent release ‘Samba Mundo’ by St. Louis based Samba Bom, serving as lead vocalist and guitarist with the Evanston Orquestra de Samba which connects classical music with Brazilian rhythms and harmonies, and performing throughout the Chicago Jazz scene as a soloist. Other engagements include opening performances for Caetano Veloso, Vinicius Cantuaria, Virginia Rodrigues, performances for the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events, The Democratic Convention of 2004, Jakarta Internacional Jazz Festival in 2007, Bright Future International Festival in Sochi, Russia in 2013, and several commercial releases throughout the Mid-west. Luciano released in 2011 "Vida de Arista - An Artist's Life" an album of original music, and his most recent accomplishments are: the release of his second album of original music "Sem Palavras - Without Words", and tours in Italy, China, and Brazil. Luciano also plays classical guitar for weddings, churches, social events and private functions.