Born: November 5, 1965 Primary Instrument: Piano
Many an American musician has fallen under the sway of Brazil’s seductive rhythms and enticing melodies. But San Francisco pianist/composer Anne Sajdera has taken the romance a good deal deeper than many of her similarly besotted peers. Rather than simply exploring a program of beloved bossa novas, she has created Azul, a startling beautiful album that mixes her ravishing original pieces with classic tunes by Brazilian masters Ivan Lins, Egberto Gismonti, and Chico Pinheiro.
After more than a decade performing with leading Bay Area Brazilian ensembles such as Phil Thompson’s Rio Thing and the California Music Award��winning band Bat Makumba, Sajdera steps forward with an impressive debut that leaves no doubt about her exquisite touch, rhythmic acuity, and melodic resourcefulness....
Explanation Point (Riggadig Records, 2004)
Bat Makumba (Bat Makumba Records, 2003)
The Rio Thing (Thompsonics, 2003)
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San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Please contact Anne for more details.