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Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test
Drummer Vanderlei Pereira is one of the most sought-after musicians on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene. Combining a prodigious knowledge of Brazilian rhythms with dazzling technique and a distinctive touch, Vanderlei has captivated audiences with his unique and electrifying performances.
“Pereira’s . . . interpretation of Zydeco-like baião, the martial ciranda and more syncopated maracatú, and the driving, straight-ahead xote, offers glimpses of the richness of Brazil beyond Bossa, and demonstrate some great rhythmic ideas . . . ” (Modern Drummer, Nando Lauria’s Points of View)
has performed at many top jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals (as
both a sideman and as the leader of the Brazilian jazz group Blindfold Test)
including Lincoln Center, the Jazz Standard, and the
Madrid Jazz Festival, and the Central Park Conservancy is excited to welcome him to its stage for the Central Park community to enjoy!