By Laman Ismayilova
A concert of Michael Pipoquinha (Brazil) mesmerized jazz lovers at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 26.
The event was held as part of Baku International Jazz Festival , Azertag reported.
Michael Pipoquinha is young Brazilian bass player, who became famous with his homemade bass videos uploaded to Youtube.
His playing combines slapping style of Victor Wooten with Brazilian melodic and harmonic heritage. Michael mention Jaco Pastorius, Arthur Maia, Victor Wooten, Nico Assumpção, John Patitucci and Luizão Maia as his main influence.
The musician participated in various music big festivals such as Brazil Fortaleza Bass Festival, Guaramiranga Jazz and Blues Festival and Rio das Ostras Festival, performing with great names in national music such as Nelio Costa, Artur Maia, Jeferson Gonçalves and Big Time Orchestra.
In 2015, Pipoquinha had his first show in Europe and was invited to sing in "We’ve got a talen" show, where he sang authorial songs from his album Cearencinho playing with renowned Big Band WDR, in Colony, Germany.
He also participated in the recording of the famous bass player’s Sergio Groove DVD.
The performance of the Brazilian musician was warmly received by listeners and caused a storm of applause.
The Baku Jazz Festival is a forum and musical festival including education (seminars, master classes), competition ("Best Jazz Performer"), a "Kids jazz day", art and photo exhibitions, jam sessions and jazz concerts with the participation of best performers of the world of jazz. It has become a member of the Europe Jazz Network, which brings together 115 members from 34 countries.
Each year the festival prepares programs of great interest and diversity. The festival features extensive and diverse program.
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