Com Voce

Com Voce

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Electrified jazz group plays modern Brazilian grooves, lush harmonies, sexy vocals interacting with instruments, epic guitar solos, Portuguese and English lyrics, fresh arrangements of classics and some pop covers

Biography

"Pure", "wistful", "inviting"... This is how All About Jazz New York describes the sound of self-taught vocalist Margret Grebowicz of the group Com Você. The name means “with you” and, as Cadence magazine writes, “Com Você is with us from start to finish as they pursue dreamy landscapes and fill each one with rhythms that sashay eloquently… Bossa nova and samba have been around for quite some time; yet, this ensemble delivers each piece with a freshness that proves memorable.” The repertoire is heavy with Brazilian music, classic and contemporary, but also ventures into lush wordless standards, Polish poetic song, and sweet, lyrical perspectives on contemporary songwriting. Peter Westbrook writes in jazzreview.com: “Overall it is remarkable how these seemingly diverse elements fit together…. It all works, as the singer bends each piece to her unique styling, hands it off to the various soloists, and then reclaims it for a final rendering…. For lovers of both jazz and Brazilian music, this is something fresh that deserves a hearing.”

Originally based in Texas, Com Você performed extensively in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, including the state’s major jazz festivals. They debuted in San Francisco and Los Angeles as the opening band for acclaimed Brazilian singer/songwriter Zé Renato on his first US tour. Today Margret is based in New York City and performs on the first Friday of every month at the legendary 55 Bar in Manhattan.

Discography

"Candeias" 2007 Nocturne Records

We have a new album coming out next March on Sunnyside Records, title TBA

Set List

We have 3 sets worth of music at 1 hour each to choose from.

Repertoire includes Antonio Carlos Jobim, Lô Borges, Caetano Veloso, Pat Metheny, Jack DeJonhette, Airto Moreira, Ary Barroso, and Edu Lobo. We also do some more contemporary covers: Rufus Wainwright, Arto Lindsay, and The Bird and the Bee.