for this new and exciting musical experience!
. . . Jacinta Luis
'JAZZ UNIVERS' is a new show that JACINTA LUIS presented as part of the Quebec Jazz Festival on October 23, 2011 at the Château Frontenac. Jacinta, a Montreal singer, songwriter, composer and musician was accompanied by four excellent musicians: Adrian Vedady, bass, Evan Green, sitar & guitar, Claude Lavergne, drums, Shawn Mativetsky, tabla & percussion.
Together they make music with many international roots. Jacinta’s highly nuanced music brings echoes of Africa, the land of her birth, along with sounds of Goa in India, the country of her ancestors. Her music also gives tribute to her passion for her adopted nation of Quebec. Here and there on this sensual voyage, the audience will pick up some rhythms of Brazil.
Jacinta’s instrument is the piano, which she started to learn at the age of three and a half. For her entire life
she has studied music and classical piano in order to fulfill her mission to share music with as many people as possible.
Jacinta Luis teaches music at Dawson College; she is also active in a Goan organization that gives destitute Goan children the opportunity to learn music. Her sparkling eyes, radiant smile, exotic music and smooth spellbinding voice join in creating intoxicating Latin rhythms and the Bossa Nova.
There is an original array of instruments such as the sitar, tabla and kanjira, combined with piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and of course Jacinta on piano and vocals.