This concert celebrates a tribute of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Belgium harmonicist and jazz magician, Toots Thielemans, who is known for being one of the greatest jazz harmonica players ever!

Toots has had several collaborations throughout his long career, marking his name in the 60s throughout the Bossa Nova era. It was during this era that Toots like many Jazz musicians will have stood out in the history of Bossa Nova with Stan Getz being perhaps the greatest example but there were many others. One of Toots most famous collaborations was with the great voice of Bossa distinct artist Ellis Regina. Gonçalo Sousa promises a fantastic celebration with the wonderful Luanda Cozette, who will be the voice of Brazil in this spectacular concert which promises a night that revisits and brings to life songs like Corcovado, Desafinado, Bluesette, Stardust or Chega de Saudade. The “100’s Toots & Ellis” concert costs eight euros and tickets can be purchased on or by calling 282 380 452.

Additionally, on the 26 February at 9pm at TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão, Algarve Jazz Orchestra will invite Osvaldo Pegudo’s percussion and singer Luanda Cozetti to perform in an unforgettable concert entitled “Latin Flavours” that promises to take us on a journey that will transport us from South America to the Caribbean, encapsulating the musical richness that these places in the world give us, whether it be Samba, Bossa Nova, Son Montuno or Salsa, a night of rhythm and fun are promised! The “Latin Flavours” concert costs five euros and tickets can be purchased at or similarly you can call 282 402 475 or 961 579 917.

Following this, on the 1st of March at 5pm the Algarve Jazz Orchestra will present trumpet player Alexandre Andrade and saxophonist Francisco Andrade from Funchal for a double session event. They will be doing a conference followed by an intimate concert in quintet format at Convento São José in Lagoa. For more information, please call 282 380 434 as ticket prices have not been announced yet.

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