Brazilian artist Daniela Speilmann World Premiere on KPTZ!

Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Daniela Speilmann, in Port Townsend to teach and perform at Centrum’s annual Choro Workshop, stopped by KPTZ. As part of the April 12 interview (listen below) with Al Bergstein for his Wednesday morning Brazilian music show Music2DrinkCoffee2, Daniela decided to launch her new album, Obrigado, Zé da Velha, named in honor of the trombone player Zé da Velha, who helped found and recently retired from their collective, Choro na Rua (Choro in the Streets). Choro na Rua is a group of Rio musicians who formed to bring Choro music out of the nightclubs and bars and into the streets for anyone to enjoy. They often play weekly in outside cafés and parks around Rio de Janeiro. Daniela, a PhD music professor in Brazil, has many albums to her credit, and played with legendary Brazilian jazz clarinet player Paulo Moura.