SIM São Paulo 2018 - Day 1

Day 1 of SIM was an intense one. A lot of networking was done and I got to see some great acts that I didn’t know of. The started with the Jazz Re:freshed breakfast where I kept the London connection alive. It was a nice event and I got to meet a bunch of cool people. 

 Jazz Re:freshed breakfast

Jazz Re:freshed breakfast

A little later on was the Canadian-Quebec networking event where I got to see Afrotronix perform, a great mix of African infused electronic music. 

 Afrotronix doing their thing

Afrotronix doing their thing

This was followed by the MIL networking event, it was time to meet my fellow countrymen. I got to see Surma perform and that was great. A one woman show that was pretty intense, check her out if you can. 

 Surma in action

Surma in action

It was time to relax for a bit so I went to see the master Yamandu Costa in action. My mind was blown the musicianship and technique. If you ever have a chance to see him play live, do! You won’t regret it.

 Yamandu Costa in action with his 7-string guitar

Yamandu Costa in action with his 7-string guitar

It was then time to move to the Must Bar for the Connecting Dots night. The night started with Marmota, a jazz quartet from Porto Alegre that was very enjoyable to listen to. It was then followed by Diego Moraes, and that is a name to remember! Super groovy songs with a powerful voice. The bari and trombone added a nice texture. I would love to see him play with a full horn section, bass player and some background vocals! It was then time to get some rest and get ready for Day 2.

 Marmota doing their thing

Marmota doing their thing

 Diego Moraes rocking the house with tasteful grooves

Diego Moraes rocking the house with tasteful grooves