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  • Castaways by date
    Peck Allmond
    23 Feb
    Mark Applebaum
    07 Jul
    Marcus Belgrave
    02 Mar
    Sam Bevan
    14 Dec
    Terrence Brewer
    21 Sep
    Cindy Browne
    27 Apr
    Ron Carter
    17 Aug
    Jeff Chambers
    08 Jun
    John Coppola
    30 Mar
    Sandy Cressman
    09 Mar
    Alex de Grassi
    02 Dec
    Tod Dickow
    24 Mar
    Ed Earley
    06 Apr
    Toby Gleason
    28 Sep
    Dick Hindman
    05 Jan
    Ingrid Jensen
    15 Jun
    Dana Leong
    20 Jul
    Carl Sonny Leyland
    27 Jul
    Tony Marcus
    13 Apr
    Julian Waterfall Pollack
    29 Jul
    Lisa Pollard
    09 Feb
    Jim Rothermel
    01 Jun
    Greg Sankovich
    13 Jul
    Dave Slusser
    02 Feb
    Hal Stein
    21 May
    Brad Stone
    24 Aug
    Tierney Sutton
    26 Oct
    Yosvany Terry
    10 Aug
    John Thiessen
    25 May


    Most Recent Castaway - 12th April, 2019
    Claudia Villela (2019)

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    (Photo by Aloizio Jordao)

    Pianist, singer, composer and arranger Claudia Villela comes to the Bay Area from her native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Claudia's voice is an incredibly flexible instrument, and she sings with an achingly pure tone. She has a great imagination to accompany it, too, choosing from her sonic palate of brass instruments, various bird calls, rushing water and rustling wind.

    Claudia has worked with Toots Thielmans, Michael Brecker, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Romero Lubambo, and many others.

    Shortly before Christmas 2017, just as Claudia was about to return from a vacation back home, an electrical fire swept through her family's Rio apartment, destroying her passport, computer, piano, and family mementos. She was lucky to survive, escaping with burns to her hands and feet, and suffering smoke inhalation. But, thankfully, she still had her voice, and she was back performing, and healing—both inside and out—by the end of the following month.

    Claudia's most release is a retrospective of live dates, "Encantada Live".
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Chick Corea Mad Hatter The Woods Polydor
    # 2 Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges Clube da Esquina Cais World Pacific
    # 3 Milton Nascimento Anima Evocação das Montanhas Polygram
    # 4 Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans Affinity I Do It for Your Love Warner Bros
    # 5 Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Só Tinha de Ser Com Você Verve
    # 6 Milton Nascimento A Barca dos Amantes Amor de Indio Verve
    # 7 Antonio Carlos Jobim Symphonic Jobim Matita Palê Adventure Music
    # 8 Egberto Gismonti Trio ZigZag Forrobodó ECM
             
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    Luxury Item "A house with a studio and a Bösendorfer."