Event

Thursday 12 December 2019

Maria Mendes ft. John Beasley

20.30 Ainsi

This December beloved Portuguese singer Maria Mendes will bring the sun back to Maastricht! Light on her feet, and multi-faceted, backed by her trio Maria Mendes is joined by jazz great John Beasley – legendary Emmy & Grammy nominated, former pianist of Miles Davis. They’ll be performing music from Maria’s latest album- created in collaboration with Beasley and the Metropole Orkest. This album combines Portuguese traditional Fado with a new conceptualization of jazz. The central theme of Fado is saudade: that difficult-to-translate concept meaning something like nostalgia or deep longing for a much-loved person who is longer there. Maria’s takes the age-old theme of love and longing, and re-imagines it for the present day. Her captivating voice, combined with Beasley’s lush piano arrangements, are sure to make for a magnificent concert with touch of modernity, and a romantic flair! 


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