Alongside other contemporary musicians, singer and composer Dani Gurgel is all about modern Brazilian music. She is capable of bringing together all kinds of references, from different parts of the world, and put them together with jazz anguage and sophisticated harmonies, in the constant search of creating something new. When singing Brazilian music, her voice is a musical instrument in itself, and her knowledge as former sax player is easily appreciated. Instrumentalist-singers appear frequently as substantial influences of her music, from the jazz finesse of Esperanza Spalding to the sweet Brazilian tone of Mônica Salmaso.
2010 will be all about concerts. Throughout the country and abroad, she plans to go where her fans wish her to be. Making up her repertoire are songs from her EP “Dani Gurgel” (2007), recorded in São Paulo during a series of concerts, “Nosso” (2008), recorded live on studio with more jazz influenced arrangements, and “Agora” (2009), which brought together 22 young Brazilian composers and musicians.
When performing live, Dani is always alongside the band with which she recorded the previously mentioned albums, which includes Thiago Rabello, drummer and album producer, and Debora Gurgel, pianist and arranger. On concerts, all can be seen: from the full sextet to intimate piano and voice sets. Her repertoire is made up of songs that can be found in these albums – all written by herself and young Brazilian talents–, as well as fresh out of the oven compositions and possible guest appearances by her partners.