"South America's ska scene started developing in the mid-1980s. South
American ska bands typically play traditional ska rhythms blended with strong
influences from Latin music and rock en Español." Ska is performed in many
diverse venues in Brazil. The music can be heard publicly, performed by
tocadores (percussionists) and it is played by traditional music groups.
To São Paulo SKA Jazz, Ska presents a musical style they have embraced to
entertain the people and to pay respect to Jamaican rhythm. To these
rhythms, the band adds the sophistication of jazz to create their own unique sound.
The band, Sao Paulo SKA
Jazz, is Marcelo Calderazzo (acoustic and electric bass), Renato Guizelini
(guitar, mandolin and guitar), Ramon Montagner (drums), Sidney Ferraz (piano
and keyboards), Manu Falleiros (baritone sax, tenor and high), Marcelo Pereira
(baritone sax, tenor and flute), Gabriel Stampfli (trumpet) and
André "Porão"Gomes (trombone).
The Sao Paulo SKA Jazz band was founded by musician and composer Marcelo
Calderazzo. During his career, Marcelo has performed with Paulinho da
Viola, Alcyone, Paula Toller, Nasi and Fernanda Takai. Marcelo says he was
moved to ebrace the "gay and festive ska." He gathered
musicians of like mind to perform Ska, but also to "rescue elements of
other genres like bossa nova, frevo, ballad, soul, jazz, salsa and reggae."
The São Paulo SKA Jazz band, released their first self-titled album in 2009.
The album is comprised of 11 original tracks, with one cover, a ska version for
"One Note Samba" by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça.
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São Paulo SKA Jazz | Fim de Semana (Marcelo Calderazzo)