Batida Diferente
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Batida Diferente

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Jazz Latin




"Kim Scudera with Batida Diferente"

Singer Kim Scudera performs here with Batida Diferente, a band that easily traverses the divide between American jazz and Brazilian samba. - Giovanni Russonello

"Marcus Miller on Kim's performance of "Stormy Monday""

"Congratulations... that was fantastic." -

"Boney James on Kim's performance of "Stormy Monday""

"That was a great performance... perfectly in tune... kinda greasy..." -

"Batida Diferente"

Batida Diferente are a quartet that blend the tranquil sounds of traditional Brazilian music in reworkings of timeless jazz standards and other covers. The lead vocals, Kim Scudera sings with a bluesy folk-like tone that is decorated with jazzy vocal styled licks and melodies. Batida Diferente are Kim Scudera on lead vocals, Rob Orwin on keyboards and wind synth, Mark Lopes on bass and guitar and Mike Wingo on drums and percussion.

-- Jenna Henderson
March 30, 2018 - Capital Bop


Still working on that hot first release.



Batida Diferente ("A Different Beat") is a Washington DC jazz quartet -- Kim Scudera, vocals; Rob Orwin, keyboard and wind instruments; Jody Myers, bass; Mike Wingo, percussion.  Batida Diferente plays original compositions and American and Brazilian classics with colorful modern energy and rhythm, featuring new lyrics and text settings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian: fresh arrangements, from off the beaten track, that make audiences want to dance!

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