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Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo at the Jazz Standard 2/13/13

"An altogether affecting display of dramatic vocal prowess"

Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo
Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo
Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo

In 2005, when Luciana Souza’s future husband, the L.A. record producer and jazz bassist Larry Klein, came to hear her duo with Brazilian guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo at NYC’s Jazz Standard, he wanted to like her very much. Having met the Brazilian singer briefly backstage at an L.A. Philharmonic concert where she was the featured soloist, Klein was intrigued as much by her vocal chops as by her intelligence and grace. Now he was in New York on business, but also to see Souza again.

“When people sing in multiple genres,” Klein recalled not long ago, “scary things can happen. I had heard Luciana in the context of orchestral music, and in this show she was performing Brazilian music with a guitar player. I remember going to the club and thinking, ‘Oh, I hope this is good.’ But then they started playing and … she was so damn good I got a bit intimidated. They were amazing.”

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