A bold composer, a brilliant jazz pianist and an inventive vocalist all rolled into one, Clarice Assad floats freely across musical idioms. Born into one of Brazil’s most famous musical families, Assad is a symphonic and chamber music composer, a pianist and an arranger, a producer and a vocalist. Her music, weaving together influences from different times and different places, defies categorization. Assad’s work has been recorded and performed by the most prominent musicians in the world today, including violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Philadelphia Orchestra, to name just a few. A stunning talent, she has also written for theater and ballet.
Dazzling Vocal Soloist” – LA Times
A serious triple threat” – San Francisco Chronicle
One of Brazil’s brightest young composers” – Gramophone
Her multi-faceted talent uncontainable as she energetically bends music to her will and reshapes it with fascinating results.” – Jazz Improv Magazine