Once....in a land far, far away, a bird called Ara do Brazil dreamt about a circle of musicians that would accompany him on the path through tropical, funky and jazzy music. The music had to be challenging and danceable. Finally, after Thousands of miles in a far country named The Netherlands just beyond the ocean his dream were about to come true. In 2013 Ara saw a small light in the distance. It was a cozy fire surrounded by a colorful group of open-minded and warm-hearted musicians just like the bird. The musicians agreed to fly with Ara. With joy fulfilled Ara started to find the path. ARA'S CIRCLE.
With passion and enthusiasm Ara’s Circle decided to record. The record “That’s It” was released in January 2014. Recently the record was broadcasted and discussed at Dutch Jazz Sublime FM. Latin Jazz Network Toronto in Canada reviewed "That's It" in September 2014 and announced it the best record of the week. Also Dutch popular radio stations like “NTR Radio 6” in Amsterdam and Radio Rijnmond in Rotterdam invited Ara’s Circle to perform. In May 2014 Ara's Circle performed on one of the biggest Jazz-festivals in Europe, Breda Jazz Festival. In November 2014 will Ara's Circle beside the Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta be part of a two concert evening at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam. Beside great international acts Ara's Circle has been chosen for the Canadian Jazz World Quest 2014. With this quest Jazz World Quest features international talent.
International performances Ara's Circle:
Saulkrasti Jazz Festival 2015 (Latvia)
Ara’s Circles musicians have performed on stages and festivals around the world: Jakarta Jazz (Indonesia), Bandung Music-hall (Indonesia), Verbroederingsfestival (Curaçao), Ile De La Reunion Music Festival, Festival Mundial (South Africa), North Sea Jazz Festival (The Netherlands), Shanghai Music Festival (China) or São Paulo Jazz (Brazil), Royal Opera House London, Contemporian Music Festival Havana Cuba and many more.
During their career Ara's Circle's musicians won awards like: The best musician price of “The Big Price of Holland”, winner of Erasmus Jazz Price, winner of Prix Du Port , award in recognition of outstanding musicianship Berklee in Umbria (Italy), Winner of Rhein Town Jazz Award or winner of Artez Holland Casino Jazz Competition.
Ara’s Circle’s musicians performed with famous names like Michael Brecker, Dave Valentine, Richard Bona, Zap Mama to name a few.