“….transported everyone to another time. It was magical!”
Sonya F., Gigsalad Reviewer, April 16, 2022
The Smoky Caipirinhas (“Ky-peer-een-yas”) formed in Manhattan in the summer of 2021. The duo blends the disparate musicalities of a Brazilian percussionist and a British-American singer/pianist. Imagine Brazil’s piquant signature cocktail tinged with the smoky flavors of yesteryear’s jazz, and you get the mood… seamless vocals and harmonies punctuated by playful and imaginative percussion. TSC brings reinterpretations of bossa nova classics, and American standards with a vaudeville flair. Add a dash of the international songbook, and the mixology is complete.
Alex Frederick is a versatile and engaging singing pianist who has performed in the US, UK, Europe, Japan, Mexico, the Caribbean, and on international cruise ships. She performs weekly at the legendary Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar in New York City’s Theatre District.
Leo Guerra is a charismatic percussionist (washboard/cajon), who has been playing with traditional jazz, blues, Brazilian jazz and bossa bands/artists in Brazil and the US. He has performed and recorded with the renowned Mississippi Devils in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo.
The Smoky Caipirinhas have appeared in New York City at the Chelsea Manna Gallery, Le Baratin French Bistro, The Local, Astoria Queens, and for private events in the Tri-state area.
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