Fernanda Franco with Joe Carter & Jeff Fuller play Brazilian music Fri., Jul. 15

Fernanda Franco performs at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Fri., July 15, in a show that starts at 7 PM. She will be accompanied by Joe Carter on guitar and Jeff Fuller on bass. The cover is $10.

Fernanda Franco is a singer, educator and friend. Fernanda spent half of her childhood in Brazil and the other in Bethel, CT. She now lives in New Haven, CT and is the lead singer of Fernanda and The Ephemeral, a.k.a. FaTE. Despite her Opera background, she performs mostly Bossa Nova and Soul music and enjoys sharing the magic of music.

Having performed in such diverse places as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife in Brazil, Bombay, Bangalore and Goa in India, Trossingen and Stuttgart in Germany and Paris and Corsica in France, Joe Carter has used these experiences to form a sound and style based in “Samba Jazz”, a style that combines the improvisational nature of North American Jazz with the lyrical and rhythmical aspects of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, Baiao and MPB.

Whether performing on stage and in clubs, teaching jazz and coaching ensembles, or composing and arranging in his home studio, Jeff Fuller brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all his musical endeavors. An integral part of the Connecticut, New York and international jazz scenes, Fuller toured worldwide and recorded with saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Paquito D’Rivera. He has played with jazz masters from all styles and eras including such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, and Clark Terry.

As this is an indoor show, proof of vaccination and masks are required.