Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge

Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge

The success of Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge has been growing fast in the last few months, and in the summer of 2016 they will be releasing their first full-length album!

Their groovy music will transport you to the contemporary bars and lounges of urban metropolis’, it will take you on a journey to Paris, Rio de Janero or Barcelona. Infectious grooves and a creative fusion-approach with soul and pop influences, has already garnered them in Los Angeles a loyal audience of both jazz enthusiasts and those who have never considered themselves jazz fans!

Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge features the sultry alto voice of the Nu-jazz singer and songwriter Frances Livings. Her partner, the guitarist, arranger and composer Greg Porée – who was for almost ten years the lead guitarist on the hit show Dancing with the Stars – delivers harmonious tones, inventive arrangements and creative grooves.

Featuring an eclectic mix of professional musicians, Frances regularly performs an interesting international repertoire: A blend of mediterranean and Latin jazz in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The songs range from dramatic and emotional, melancholic ballads, to up-tempo, fun and groovy.

When stepping up the groove to fun and up-tempo songs, like Sway, Mas Que Nada and Aganjú, the infectious Tango, Samba and Salsa rhythms will definitely make you want to dance!

One of their goals is to never lose touch with the intentions of an original tune. With sophisticated interpretation of jazz standards like Corcovado or Dindi they both capture the mood of the time and infuse these songs with an interesting, contemplative and seductive Lounge-jazz feeling.

The Ipanema Lounge project gives you the sweet sounds of Brazilian music that are sure to please.  ~ Paul Anderson, KJAZZ 91.5 

Depending on the venue, its size and acoustics, Frances performs as a trio, a quintet or even a sextet. The rhythm section, currently from Brazil, are incredible talents – whether on upright or electric bass or on percussion – lots of very colourful grooves are always flowing. When performing as a quintet, they include a funky and creative keyboarder and sometimes, to top off the melancholic flair, a bandoneón player or violinist.

Are you interested in booking this band? Don’t hesitate to contact us here:

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