I am extremely honoured and happy to announce that my new album "Nu Brasil" (ZM201808) has been released by the New York based label ZOHO Music on the 7th of September 2018 and is now available on all digital platforms. The album has some of the most amazing heavy weight jazz artists from Europe, Brazil and the USA, including drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, guitarist Marcus Teixeira, flutist Oriente Lopez, saxophonists Alexey Leon and Perico Sambeat, trumpeter Voro Garcia, pianists Helio Alves and Baptiste Bailly, bassists Ales Cesarini and Ariel Ramirez, singers Paula Santoro, Sergio Santos and Viktorija Pilatovic, rapper/drummer Devin Malloy, harmonica player Gabriel Grossi and percussionist David Gadea Al-Saforaui.
Please see latest reviews of album "Nu Brasil"
Contemporary Fusion Reviews: by Dick Metcalf
"...as I listen to Sergio’s splendid guitar on the percussion-driven opener, “Down South“, the “thrill is back” – no doubt!..."
"Trem Do Tempo” (Time Train) will sway you gently on your way to Latin jazz oblivion… I can (easily) see this one winning awards this year....",
O's Notes: "Guitarist Sergio Pereira is a Brazilian powerhouse following up his well-regarded debut, Swingando (4/3)"
The JWVIBE: by Jonathan Widran
"...Poring over the guest list – which includes natives of Spain, Cuba, France and Brazil – and figuring out who interacts with who when is almost as frolicsome as listening to Pereira’s brisk, breezy melodic lines.
..."I absolutely love Sergio’s high-spirited Latin jazz guitar work...On “Chega Ai“, you’ll know you’re in the presence of a true Brazilian jazz master (our dearly departed musical friend George Duke would have loved this)..."
Improvijazzation Nation, USA
LJN Latin Jazz Net: by Raul da Gama
"...Mr Pereira has also taken a leap into the great unknown, so to speak, with music that has complex orchestrations, thereby mixing the traditions of men like Laurindo Almeida and Baden Powell with those of Heitor Villa-Lobos..."
Upcoming 'Nu Brasil' CD release concerts: Jazz News
"Nu Brasil” – one of the most spirited Latin jazz tunes I’ve heard (yet) in 2018… you’ll be hearing this one in regular rotation on jazz stations across the country, guaranteed..."
Contemporary Fusion Reviews
JazzHalo: Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Lemon Wire:by Dodie Miller-Gould
"Fans of Latin-infused jazz, and listeners who want to hear something different, “Nu Brasil” is the perfect album"
Monika Ryan: Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, Touring Musician, Producer
"...“Nu Brasil” is an intricate feast delivering course after course each its own surprising and refreshing delight..."
..."It sparkles,glows, and sweeps you onto the dance floor. This is a perfect appetizer for the Brazil Olympics". Five Star *****
Grady Harp, Author, Los Angeles - Amazon
..."Sergio Pereira, an artist that displays great experience and a beautiful sensitivity that allows him to interpret every song of this project with great class and feeling…"
Bruno Pollacci, Animajazz, Radio Punto FM, Pisa Italy
TOP 40 JAZZ CHARTS FOR A STRAIGHT 12 WEEKS
"...His guitar is soft yet intricate, full of so many flavors that instantly transport you to the Southern hemisphere..."
"...Pereira's compositions and arrangements lean toward the impressionistic, resulting in a sound that envelops you with warmth, vivaciousness and a miraculous gift of seduction..."
Billboard Magazine 61st Grammy's Edition (13/Nov/18). In the ballots.
For Your Consideration (FYC) - '"Nu Brasil" for "Best Latin Jazz Album" in the ballots.
Thanks to Grant Maloy.
ZOHO Music Recording Artist
Club Bonafide NYC - Friday, Nov. 16th @ 8 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe NYC - Sunday, Nov. 18th @ 8 p.m.
Sergio Pereira: acoustic guitar, Oriente Lopez:, flutes, Helio Alves: piano
Mauricio Zottarelli: drums, Ariel Ramirez: bass, Vanessa Falabella: voice, plus special guests
Veles e Vents, Valencia, Spain - Friday, 7 Dec. @ 8 p.m.
Sergio Pereira: acoustic guitar: Alexey Leon: sax/flutes, Alberto Palau: piano
Mauricio Zottarelli: drums, Ariel Ramirez: bass,.....plus special guests
Jazz Club El Mussol:, Alcoy, Spain - Thursday, 17 Jan/2019 @ 9:00 p.m.
SedaJazz:, Cultujazz Ciclo de Concertos, Valencia, Spain - Saturday, 2 Feb. @ 8 p.m.
Jazz Forum Arts Center, Tarrytown, New York - Sunday, 4 March, @ 4 p.m.
"...His understanding of harmony, technique, and melodic form honed his skills as a composer, songwriter, arranger, and guitarist..." Five Star*****
"…Pereira weaves a gentle and joyous session of mostly bossa novas and does so without referencing Jobim..."
Robert Rush, Cadence Magazine
..."Some people just have the right touch... this is jazzy, snazzy and delightfully high octane in it's approach… if this is nu Brazil, put us down for more. Well done".
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher – Midwest Record