Tony Ananias

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05/10/12    Community Articles

André Mehmari the new face in brazillian piano.

André became interested in music at age five, encouraged by her mother three years later enrolled in a conservatory to study organ. He studied organ for a few years getting his early work with him back to the piano to fall in love with jazz, also going to...

05/09/12    Community Articles

Ivo Perelman. Smooth like never before.

Son of a Polish with Russian mother, Ivo Perelman attended a year of architecture before deciding to travel the world with his tenor sax. Born in São Paulo, Ivo started in music playing erudite pieces, from Bach to Villa-Lobos, the guitar until the age of...

05/03/12    Community Articles

Egberto Gismonti: Brazilian Master

Born into a musical family in Carmel, a small town in the state of Rio, the son of a Lebanese father and Italian mother. Early attended the Conservatory, studying piano. If interested in a survey of Brazilian folk and popular music, getting to spend some...

04/26/12    Community Articles

Arthur Verocai is Back!

In 1972, songwriter and guitarist Arthur Verocai released his first solo album, after years working as an arranger for many stars of Brazilian music. He was then emplacado copyright successes in the voices of Elis Regina (A New Course) Maysa (Pinwheel) and...

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About Tony Ananias


Jazz caught my ear from the time I was 9. One day I went used record store, I ran across a Charlie Parker Long Play that, among other songs, included “White Christmas.” I had never heard of “Groovin’ High” or “A Night In Tunisia” but at least I had heard “White Christmas” somewhere! I played the album two or three times each day for a week. It took about five days for my ears to be opened and then I became quite anxious to learn about all eras of jazz. Within two months I was into John Coltrane's 1966 explorations with Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis' Live/Evil, quite a jump from Pete Fountain. My desire to own and hearevery jazz recording is still my goal. I listen to a lot of brazailian jazz too.

Tony Ananias lives in Curitiba - Brazil.

Tony Ananias joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 09, 2012