Tatu Rei
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Tatu Rei

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
Band Jazz Latin


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2009 - Tatu Rei - Self Titled Album

2010 - 2nd Album currently being Recorded - Due for Release May 2011



Tatu Rei began as the inspiration of Brazilian born David Chong. Musician, artist and cook David lives to create and he has gathered around him a group of professional musicians who join him in this desire.

Formed in 2005 Tatu Rei has seen several line up changes eventually settling into the current all star cast of some of Australia's premium World and Jazz Musicians. Neda Rahmani and Mark Grunden come from a decade dedicated to Brazilian batucada and Samba with 5 piece all percussion band Tumbarumba, which underpins the strong Rhythmic sense of Tatu Rei.

Latin and Flamenco guitarist Nathan Slater comes from a long line of musical masters bringing to Tatu Rei a deep knowledge of Melodic and Rhythmic Spark which accentuates young VCA graduate James Giligan's solid work on bass.

Add to this the flair and sophistication of well respected Australian Pianist and multi instrumentalist Stephen Grant and you have a band which is composing and performing some of the most impressive World Jazz compositions within Australia.

Influenced by a concoction of some of the Bossa and Samba greats of the 60s and the contemporary Jazz masters of today, the compositions are original and moving. Sung in Portugese, David explains the lyrics, but the audience need no explanation to feel the beauty and passion in the music.

Brazilian Jazz at its best combining Samba, Bossa grooves with Contemporary Jazz melodies and arrangements. The music is precise, classy and a beautiful combination that leaves you wanting more.