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FLEURINE AND BRAD FOR HAITI @SMOKE FEB 9

On FEBRUARY 9th , 2010  Fleurine and Brad Mehldau will give 3 concerts at SMOKE where all proceeds will be donated to Konpay an organization that has been based in Hiati and has been batteling poverty and environmental problems structually for years.

Sets are at 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm ,minimum entrance fee is $ 25 per set-although you are of course welcome to donate as much as you wish.

Also all profit made on available Cd's  from SMOKE and/or Brad & Fleurine will be donated to Konpay in Haiti.

Reservations http://www.smokejazz.com/


FLEURINE AND BRAD MEHLDAU @ BIRDLAND, NYC IN SEPTEMBER

bradmehldau4After a wonderful musically satisfying summer tour in Portugal, Fleurine returns home  to the US for a duo concert with pianist Brad Mehldau at Birdland.

Birdland holds a special place in Fleurine's history since it was the first club in NYC she ever played, 12 years ago in the summer of '97 while on tour with her European Quintet.

This September Fleurine and Brad will turn Birdland into their living room for one night , for a peek into the songbook they've developed together from the recording of their duo outing "Close Enough for Love" ( EmArcy/Verve 2000) til her latest "San Francisco" ( Sunnyside 2008) and more..

Reservations highly recommended.

For more info click Concerts


PORTUGAL, WITH PINHEIRO & BRAD MEHLDAU

chicoAs a result of the very successful collaboration between Fleurine and Chico Pinheiro which resulted in their 2008 'San Francisco' recording, the summer of 2009 brings them to a special celebration of 50 years of Bossa Nova.

The gorgeous Casa da Musica (designed by fellow Dutchman Rem Koolhaas) in Porto, Portugal has invited Chico, Fleurine with Brad Mehldau and Chico's wonderful longtime collaborator/partner, vocalist Luciana Alves.

Playing with bass-ace Doug Weiss from Fleurine's San Francisco -band, and Chico's  great drummer Edu Ribeiro from San Paulo , the band kicks off their summer tour 2009 with 3 concerts in Portugal, in O Porto, Lisbon and Faro

See Concerts for tour dates:  .


FLEURINE AT NEW YORK JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL

Fleurine & Pinheiro at JazzStandardFrom June 15th til June 28, 2008 New York City will be sizzling with Jazz.

The annual JVC JAZZFESTIVAL has a great line-up and Fleurine will be performing as part of the festival at the SMOKE Jazzclub venue on June 18th, featuring guitarist Freddie Bryant. They will be playing repertoire from her brand new San Francisco ( Sunnyside) recording.

For more info click Concerts


Fleurine & Pinheiro at JazzStandardNEXT STOP: NEW YORK CITY, WITH PINHEIRO!

After a very succesful European Cd-relase tour with sold out concerts in Amsterdam , Dublin and Paris, Fleurine and her band are planning their CD-release concert in the Big Apple at the Jazzstandard, a club Fleurine has performed at in various configurations.

What makes this evening extra special is that Chico Pinheiro, one of the 3 Francisco's Fleurine dedicated her album to, will be featured along side the rest of the band. Chico did not make it to the European leg of the tour, but Fleurine is thrilled to present him and his gorgeous compositions in New York City in May.
(Reservations highly recommended).

For more info and line-up click Concerts


View TV interview with Brad & FleurineTV INTERVIEW WITH FLEURINE & BRAD MEHLDAU

To view the interview with Brad Mehldau and Fleurine on Dutch TV program 'De Wereld Draait Door' (Dutch language), please click on the picture or link.

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NEW VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH FLEURINE AT TOASTED

Three new video interviews can be seen at Toasted (Dutch language)


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FLEURINE'S NEW ALBUM SAN FRANCISCO & EUROPEAN RELEASE TOUR

CD COVER San FranciscoHer new release "San Francisco" on Sunnyside will be distributed worldwide. In February she kicks of with the European leg of her San Francisco- release tour.

The album, produced by Bob Sadin, who also produced her previous release " Fire" , features a stellar cast of New York musicians:

Chris POTTER( Sax),
Freddie BRYANT ( guitar),
Doug WEISS( bass),
Brad MEHLDAU (piano),
Erik FRIEDLANDER ( cello)
and a very important Brazilian guest: Guitarist Chico Pinheiro.

On this album- her fourth release as a leader Fleurine pays tribute, not to that great California city by the bay, but to three like-named Brazilian composers. San Francisco is an ode to three outstanding Brazilian songwriters who happen to have their first names in common: Francisco Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, Francis Hime, and Francisco "Chico" Pinheiro.


FLEURINE SIGNED BY SUNNYSIDE RECORDS

Sunnyside RecordsFleurine got signed by the New York based SUNNYSIDE-label, the American home of Chris Potter, Dave Holland , Guillermo Klein & Luciana Souza amongst others. Sunnyside Records is a distinctive independent Jazz and World music label that nourishes some of the best talent worldwide. This hip independent label has been a fixture on the NY Jazz-scene for over a quarter of a century.

See www.sunnysiderecords.com


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FLEURINE AT " WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL" at LINCOLN CENTER ,NEW YORK.

Down Beat Magazine writes:
Diet Coke - Women in Jazz FestivalDiet Coke and Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the third annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City. The festival, to take place Sept. 3–Oct. 1, will feature nightly performances by some of the most influential women in jazz today as well as up-and-coming jazz artists. Festival headliners include Cindy Blackman, Fleurine with Chris Potter & Brad Mehldau , Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra with Nnenna Freelon and Rachel Z. 

Fleurine will perform 2 shows on September 10th, 2007 with her trio, Freddie Bryant -Guitar, Doug Weiss- bass and Gilad - percussion and featuring special Guests Chris Potter on horns and Brad Mehldau on piano. They will showcase the repertoire from her upcoming album " San Francisco" honouring great Brazilian Composers. For set times, adress and other concerts coming up , see Concerts

Diet Coke - Women in Jazz FestivalReservations and additional information about the Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola can be found at jalc.org or by calling (212) 258-9595.


NEW FLEURINE RECORDING UNDERWAY

Stay tuned for more info about "San Francisco"February 2007  - In February of 2007 Fleurine will hit the studios to record her next album "San Francisco"

This special collection of songs will feature amongst others 2 great guitarists from the US -Freddie Bryant, and from Brazil Chico Pinheiro.  Before hitting the studios they will bring the new material to some live venues in New York (see the Agenda for dates) . Stay tuned!!


KNIGHTHOOD FOR WILLEMIJN

Willemijn Verloop and mayor of Amsterdam Mr Job CohenJanuary 12th 2007 - Fleurine 's sister Willemijn Verloop got a royal distinction for her oustanding achievements with WAR CHILD Netherlands; an organisation Willemijn founded in 1994 and has headed since.

Willemijn was unaware that she would receive this distinction and was suprised by amongst others Dutch vocalists Marco Borsato, Ali B. and Fleurine who all serenaded her in PARADISO, Amsterdam before she received the distinction from the hands of Amsterdam's mayor, Job Cohen.

War Child is currently reaching out to 675.000 children a year in 12 post- war countries. Fleurine has supported Warchild since their early beginnings. Find out how YOU can become a Friend and help children in post-war zones cope with their trauma through a.o .Music Therapy. For more information see the War Child website at www.warchild.nl


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