Mariana Zwarg represents the third generation of musicians playing and spreading the tradition of “universal music”, created by her godfather, the Brazilian musical genius Hermeto Pascoal. Mariana is a flutist, saxophonist, composer and arranger and performed at leading festivals and concert halls all over Latin America and Europe with “Itibere Zwarg & Grupo” during 15 years.
In 2016 she formed Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal (MZSU), uniting musicians from 5 different countries, thus creating a special new blend of beautiful universal music. Since then, there have been 6 European and 2 Brazilian tours playing at jazz festivals, folk music festivals, theaters, jazz clubs and music schools in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, France and Portugal.
Recorded in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, “Nascentes” is the first album by MZSU. Mainly composed and arranged by Mariana Zwarg, the album features the musical giants Hermeto Pascoal and Itiberê Zwarg. The album has received praise and loving comments both from the critics and audience all over the world. Now, in the year 2022 we can finally have the possibility to enjoy MZSU performing the new material live in concert halls. Long Live Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal!
Mariana Zwarg (BRA) | soprano saxophone, flutes
Mette Nadja Hansen (DK) | vocals and percussion
Johannes von Ballestrem (GER) | piano
Ricardo Sá Reston (BRA) | bass
Pierre Chastel (FR) | drums and percussion
Sami Kontola (FIN/BRA) | percussion
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A series ticket of eleven concerts is available for the Oulu Music Festival's autumn 2022 Jazz & Etno series. The series ticket is on sale until September 14, 2022, limited amount.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation
OMF Jazz & Etno -series is a year around concert series organized by Oulu Music Festival Foundation that hosts wide range of domestic artists as well as visiting stars.