Projeto Coisa Fina is an instrumental band from Sao Paulo formed by 13 musicians. The band mixes special rhythms from Brazil such as baião, maracatu, samba and jazz elements with a unique and inventive touch. Those spicy rhythms enable the audience to experience Brazilian roots and discover the music of the great composer Moacir Santos, an essential icon in the history of Brazilian music.
Projeto Coisa Fina laurels rest on the ability to transform Moacir Santos sophistication in thrilling tunes for the upcoming generation.
Walmer Carvalho – sax tenor, sax soprano
Daniel Nogueira – sax tenor, flute
Ivan de Andrade – sax alto, clarinet
Denilson Martins – sax baritone, flute
Amílcar Rodrigues – 1st trumpet
Diogo Duarte – 2nd trumpet
Odirlei Machado – tenor trombone
Abdnald Santiago – bass trombone
Fabio Leandro – piano
Thiago Melo – guitar
Matheus Prado – percussion
Mauricio Caetano – drums
Vinicius Pereira – acoustic bass
When & Where
The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives. Through its dynamic programming, the Mercury Lounge has successfully connected the dots, uniting jazz with contemporary electronic break beat culture. Within its walls the very philosophy of jazz, that of change, abounds. It serves not only as a club, and live venue, but also for poetry readings, dance performances and art gallery.