There’s Jazz in Macau!

Hello y’all! Or should I say Nǐ hǎo?

Macau Jazz Week Poster

As I told you in my last post, I’ve been in Macau for the past month. In what comes to entertainment, Macau is mostly known for having casinos and more casinos, together with the World Heritage historical centre and the Formula 3 Grand Prix. However, from time to time, there are some special activities to entertain tourists and locals. This past week was fertile with such activities, with the Macau Jazz Week taking place. Both international and local musicians were invited to participate in several concerts and workshops. Being a music fan I had to take the opportunity to enjoy some fine jazz in a nice setting, so I went to the grand finale concert, which included a jam session with seasoned musicians and young local talents. The gig was opened by the Bridge Jazz band, composed by veteran macanese musicians, with a very nice feel. They were followed by another macanese band, this time with young guys.

The next guys were a trio from Hong Kong, called TriTone, and with an odd lineup: flute and baritone flute, guitar and percursion. They were really entertaining, especially with their version of the brazilian classic Tico-tico do Fubá, of which I filmed an excerpt:

The evening went on with yet another brazilian classic, Girl from Ipanema, this time by Winnie Ho & WVC Trio +1:

And last, but not the least, here’s the amazing Charles Foldesh and his quintet:

All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening in a beautiful setting in this side of the world. Hope you liked it as much as I did!

Macau Jazz Week - The Bridge Jazz Band

Buena Vista Social Club

May I suggest a band for your summer vacations?

Buena Vista Social Club

Let their discography playing and suddenly you’re drinking coconut water near the beach.


PS: I took the photo above this Sunday during a bike ride with the guy caught on camera, somewhere in the Serra da Arrábida (Setúbal) with an awesome view to Troia. Right before getting home, exhausted, listening to Buena Vista Social Club, when I decided to share this post with you

Stereomood: Jazzy

So there I was at work, sharing the room with nearly a hundred colleagues, when I visited my favorite random music website:

You just have to pick your mood and enjoy. I was feeling kind of jazzy yesterday when, after 11 jazz songs, I got stuck with this simple melody

La Lune Est Morte

For a moment there, time froze still and it was nothing but me and the bass solo.


Just kept loopin’ it the whole afternoon.

How you feelin’ today? =)