DIANA CLARK TRIO
Award winning songwriter and vocalist Diana Clark, joined by her trio - the master guitarist, Doug de Vries, and pianist/multi-instumentalist Stephen Grant to perform original material from her critically acclaimed solo C.D. ‘Breathe Into Time’ and a selection bossa nova classics. It promises to be a concert of sublime musicianship. Whether it’s a samba, a haunting ballad or the blues in Portuguese, the distinctly sonorous and soulful alto voice of Diana Clark will impress you for sure.
Doug de Vries - brilliantly ranks high at the forefront of international guitarists and is a jazz musician of world class. He is Australia’s foremost experienced and versatile jazz guitarist and composer, excelling in many musical genres from jazz to choro, samba and bossa nova; styles that form the basis of Brazilian popular music, and he is also considered Australia’s leading exponent of Brazilian guitar repertoire. Doug de Vries is particularly noted for his sophisticated accompaniments, deep knowledge and daring improvisations in jazz and other settings, be it solo guitar or in ensembles. Doug has widely toured and performs solo as well as accompanying vocalists and other instrumentalists internationally
Working in close association with Doug de Vries, Australian singer-songwriter Diana Clark has earned her reputation as a persuasive interpreter of Brazilian Jazz. Diana's beguiling, soothing voice brings to life original songs laced with k.d. Lang's poise and Nina Simone's depth while mixing English with Portuguese over a bed of guitar & piano. Supported by the sparkling guitar mastery of Doug de Vries & sublime piano accordion of Stephen Grant, Diana's contemporary singing style comes from a Jazz and A cappella music background (she was a founding member of internationally acclaimed voice+percussion group Akasa www.akasa.com.au). Diana Clark regularly tours Australia, Brazil and the Pacific performing with jazz guitar master Doug de Vries
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