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Celebrated Argentinian vocalist Maria Puga Lareo and consummate saxophone and woodwind player Bob Sheppard come together on stage to interpret the best of the American jazz songbook, Brazilian music, and Originals. Puga Lareo was born and raised in Buenos Aires, a city rich with culture and history, where she started her musical path singing in clubs and theaters and Jazz festivals. She released her first album Body and Soul in 2005 and began performing frequently in the New York City jazz scene, where she recorded with legendary Eddie Gomez. She performed a duet with noted pianist Bob Telson, “Show Me Your Face,” that featured trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Her husband and collaborator Bob Sheppard has worked with a long list of legendary artists including Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Billy Childs, Peter Erskine, John Beasley. Maria and Bob will be joined by Mitch Forman on keyboards, Karl McComas-Reichl on Bass, and Charles Ruggiero on Drums.
Maria Puga Lareo – Vocals
Bob Sheppard – Saxophone, Flute
Mitch Forman – Keyboard
Karl McComas-Reichl – Bass
Charles Ruggiero – Drums