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Quinteto São Paulo’s Alternate Latino Universe

Friday 14 June 7.00pm

What if all your favourite songs were played with a Latin beat? Would it open up an alternate musical universe? Quinteto São Paulo pose the hypothetical questions that none of us even knew needed asking, as they take well known songs and play them in a “Latino” style. 

What if “Take me On” was a sing along samba? What if Bob Marley was born in Cuba? Do Michael Jackson songs work with triangle? (of course they do). What happens when you play Autumn leaves in a groove from a country where autumn happens in a different Month?

All playing, and all singing, this band held a Thursday residency at the Terrace hotel for 2 years. Here they experimented with taking much loved songs and loading them with South American Rhythms – stacked with percussion solos, piano montunos and pulsating unison bass lines.

Stevie Wonder, INXS, Bill Withers, Seal, Oasis plus a host of Latino songs will all get alternate universal treatments

Quinteto São Paulo is:

Marcio Mendes – Guitar, Vocals

Chris Tarr – Percussion, Vocals

Tom O’halloran – Piano, Vocals

Karl Florison – Bass, Vocals

Ben Vanderwal – Drums, vocals


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General Admission refers to patrons who have not purchased a membership.

Jazz Standard / Student applies to patrons who have purchased a Jazz Standard Membership and show this card on entry or to students who show their student card on entry.

Duke Duchess applies to those who have purchased a Duke/Duchess membership and show this card on entry.

Table restricted view refers to a few table places which have sight line issues across the grand piano, but allow seated table entry.

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