WILTON, Conn. – Wilton Library’s “Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room” concert lives up to its name when Wilton resident Arthur Lipner performs with Brasilian Vibes on Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m.
Along with Nanny Assis and vocalist Vanessa Falabella, Lipner will set the room on fire with his infectious interpretation of this celebrated South American sound. Lipner and Assis released “Brasilian Vibes” in 2010, which was nominated for “Album of the Year” by the Brasilian Press Awards. The band is an outgrowth of the work coming from that album and musicians gigging for five years. With the visual excitement and artistic energy of Lipner's vibes/marimba and the spiritual berimbau/vocals of Carlos Dias, Brasilian Vibes is a totally unique presentation of Brazilian music and culture.
From his first solo outing with vibes/marimba to his current venture into world funk music with his new Squill Band, Lipner has been entertaining audiences with his energized “sticks” for more than 25 years. As a bandleader, Lipner has been to most of the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, Morocco, Malaysia, the Caribbean and throughout Europe. He produced a documentary entitled, “Talking Sticks,” that tells the history of marimba and vibraphone, the relationship to music and cultures and takes the audience to exotic places.
This performance is the final Hot & Cool concert of this season. The “Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room” concerts are funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person at the door. An informal reception takes place after the concert. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is strongly recommended for this popular series. Pre-registered guests should arrive by 7:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be seated after 7:20 if space is available.
The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. Click here for more information.