story and photos by Brooke Meyer.
Cary, NC – The intimate setting of the Winter Concert Series at Page Walker Hotel provides a real treat for audiences. Last Sunday’s sold out performance by Brazilian Soul was another example.
The performance had the ease, energy and richness of three versatile pro’s fusing Rock, Reggae, Folk, Salsa, Samba and Jazz. Percussionist Beverly Botsford provided the foundation while David Maxwell alternated on Sax, Clarinet and Flute and leader Paolo Lopes sang vocals and played guitar. ( Beverly will be back in Cary soon with Nnenna Freelon at the Cary Arts Center on January 28th. )
About Brazilian Soul
Brazilian Soul is led by Brazilian guitarist and vocalist Paulo Lopes and is composed of saxophonist David Maxwell and percussionist Beverly Botsford. The musicians had special guest, Dr. Antonella Favitto, an Italian singer who performed Bossa Nova and Brazilian-flavored Italian songs.
Lopes was born in Brazil and worked as a musician for 20 years, performing live presentations around the country. He is a talented guitarist, violinist, vocalist, composer and arranger. He has many years’ experience in audio production and owned a commercial professional recording studio in Brazil. Paulo is currently directing and playing with Brazilian Soul, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Strings as well as playing guitar and singing with the Brazilian band, Holy Samba.