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Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Aug 8, Saturday - 4pm
Kaiser Permanente Main Stage

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is an award-winning 20-piece big band from Bahia, Brazil, that plays an intoxicating mixture of the percussive rhythms of candomblé and the big-band jazz tradition. Orkestra Rumpilezz is touring North America this summer through a partnership between four major jazz institutions including San Jose Jazz, SF Jazz and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Founded in 2006 by musician and conductor Letieres Leite, the Rumpilezz is governed by sound sensitivity and marked by the influence of jazz in its harmonic construction. The ensemble consists of five musicians in the percussion section (drums, deaf, timbau, agogo, tambourine, and caxixi), along with 14 brass musicians–four trumpets, four trombones, two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, one baritone saxophone, and one tuba.

Orkestra Rumpilezz has emerged as the exponent of the Brazilian and international music scene, receiving the Bravo Award! for “Best Album” and the Brazilian Music Award for “Best Instrumental Group”. The ensemble has performed with notable names in the music world including Joshua Redman, Ed Motta, Nivaldo Ornelas, Stanley Jordan, Toninho Horta, and countless others.

Founded in 2006 by musician and conductor Letieres Leite, the Rumpilezz is governed by sound sensitivity and marked by the influence of jazz in its harmonic construction. The ensemble consists of five musicians in the percussion section (drums, deaf, timbau, agogo, tambourine, and caxixi), along with 14 brass musicians–four trumpets, four trombones, two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, one baritone saxophone, and one tuba.

Orkestra Rumpilezz has emerged as the exponent of the Brazilian and international music scene, receiving the Bravo Award! for “Best Album” and the Brazilian Music Award for “Best Instrumental Group”. The ensemble has performed with notable names in the music world including Joshua Redman, Ed Motta, Nivaldo Ornelas, Stanley Jordan, Toninho Horta, and countless others.


Personnel

Letieres Leite, tenor & soprano saxophones, flute, maestro Andre Becker, alto saxophone, flute, piccolo Leonardo Rocha, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute Paulinho de Andrade, alto saxophone, flute Vinicius Freitas, baritone saxophone Rowney Archibald Scott, Jr., tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute Juracy Almeida Jr., trombone Vanilson Araujo, trombone Hugo San, trombone Adailson Rodrigues, bass trombone Joao Teoria, trumpet, flugelhorn Rudney Machado, trumpet, flugelhorn Guiga Scott, trumpet, flugelhorn Fernando Rocha, tuba Jorge Wallace, percussion Gabi Guedes, percussion Luisinho de Jeje, percussion Kaina De Jeje, percussion Icaro Sa, percussion

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Special Thanks

This engagement of Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. This performance is also funded in part by a grant from the Castellano Family Foundation.