Bossa Nova Banjo & Pandeiro Jazz

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  1. Dale McNamee

    Dale McNamee
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    Jun 23, 2003
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    Hi Everyone!

    I was visiting and came across a very interesting use of a banjo in an unusual setting: Brazilian Bossa Nova.

    The banjo player is Mercedes Lander and she also has a wonderful singing voice. Here's the link to her Youtube page:

    Then, there's Scott Feiner:
    I've taken some lessons at a pandeiro workshop from him in NYC last year. And I was at his CD release party at the SMOKE Jazz Club in NYC. (Ironic, since indoor smoking has been banned in "Bloomberg Land") Like Mercedes, he's using a Brazilian instrument to play in an American jazz context. Usually, the pandeiro is used in samba,choro,bossa nova,etc.


    In Christ,


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