Jair Oliveira is sure to dazzle and charm audiences with his third show at Symphony Space since 2009, closing LatiNew Uptown's second successful season at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia theater and Bar Thalia.
Songwriter, musician, singer, arranger, producer, composer and actor, Jair Oliveira has been bright presence in Brazil's artistic scene. Son of one of the true greats of Brazilian music, Jair Rodrigues, Mr. Oliveira started his career at the tender age of six. During his childhood, Jair Oliveira was also part of one of the greatest and most successful kids group in Brazil, Turma do Balão Mágico. Committed to the musical tradition that runs in his family-his sister Luciana Mello is also a well-known Brazilian singer-Oliveira has always sought to improve his musical talents and, in 1997, received his degrees in Music Production and Music Business, graduating with honors from renowned school Berklee College of Music.
Returning to Brazil, he established the production company S de Samba with two partners (sdesamba.com.br), including Simoninha, son of another Brazilian legend, Wilson Simonal. It soon became one of the most important houses of audio production in the country. As a producer, he directed many works with artists such as Jair Rodrigues, MPB4, Pedro Mariano, Ed Motta, Wilson Simoninha, and Tom Zé. Now in his fourth decade in the music industry, Jair Oliveira is considered one of the most important songwriters and producers of his generation and has proven to be an outstanding artist in the fields of music, cinema, theatre, television, and advertising in Brazil and abroad. jairoliveira.com.br
Benjamin Furman will be playing during LatiNew's celebrated Happy Hour at Bar Thalia, starting at 7:15pm. A native of Chile, Mr. Furman is a pianist, singer and composer whose music reflects the sounds he was brought up with, combining elements from the traditions of Jazz, South American Folklore, Klezmer, Tango, Middle Eastern and Orchestral traditions. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano Performance and a minor in Composition.
After Show Party with the Artists at Bar Thalia with DJ Alberto Denis.