14 February… Valentine’s Day…
Honestly, these festivities feel a little boring. Yeap I’m the kind of girl who prefers a surprise! a real one!
Anyway… good jazz is always a good reason to go out and enjoy Lisbon at night with a good company.
And the real surprise got us both after Valentine’s menu. A great jazz concert, with a splendid version of a morna song from Cesária Évora.
People from Cabo Verde: you know what I’m talking about. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful songs ever written: Sodade.
And the version from Vânia Fernandes and her jazz crew was absolutely delicious. I got so fascinated with it I didn’t film it (which is good! I was celebrating love lol)
Vania has a wonderful voice, perfectly engaged with the jazz style. She is from Madeira (Cristiano Ronaldo’s Island 😉 Couldn’t help it lol)
She won one of those singers/voices contests some years ago in Portugal and she’s still conquering her space in the music business. Jazz is one of her weapons.
I would highlight another song I adore: Madalena. This song has as many versions as stars in a clear night and I just adore every time I listen to it. And Vania made it to my Top 10!
Google or Youtube it: Madalena from Elis Regina
Salsa, morna, samba, jazz. A worldwide feeling inside a small jazz club in Lisbon. Unfortunately a week later it was announced that its management decided to shutdown the club. Crisis has hit them.
I will miss it alot!
Onda Jazz Restaurant www.ondajazz.com
My funny Valentine
While we need it
I’m old fashion
A child is born
Cheek to cheek
(3 are missing due to my lack of attention I must confess)
Vania Fernandes Quartet
Vania Fernandes (Vocals)
Victor Zamora ( Piano)
Nelson Cascais (Bass)
Alexandre Frazão (Drums)