Bio / Band
Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter from the South-East of Brazil, Zelia has lived in Europe since 1989. She came from Portugal over Finland to Germany and became internationally well-known through the Duo „Rosanna & Zelia“. With this Duo she compiled five CDs with her own compositions, toured through Europe, Canada and Asia and was on stage with Compay Segundo, John Mclaughlin, George Benson, Djavan, Joe Zawinul, Maria João, Katharina Franck and many more. Her first Soloalbumn “Impar”, released in 2010/2011, was highly praised by the press. In this album she presents her original, melodic and poetic sound.
Fearless and daring Zelia’s playfulness lead her to the most different, successful projects with Jazz, World (Expedition with Martin Schnabel, Lilo Scrimalli, Florian Dauner and many more) right up to recordings witrh Shantel (Considerando) or with the irish House/Techno DJ Ian Pooley (Coração Tambor). Her music has even entered into the world of Pina Bausch. Bausch transformed a piece interpreted by Rosanna and Zelia (Lady Multimelancólica) for her Ballett „Agua“ which was performed from 2001 – 2010. Zelia has written plays, poems, and more, among others for the anthology „Antología poética“ by Regina Mello (2011). Not least she was quoted by the Angolan Novelist José Eduardo Agualusa in in his book „ Fronteiras perdidas“.
Rosana Levental (cellist) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and studied music in Brazil, USA and Germany.
After she completed her studies in USA she went back to Brazil and created a duo with the pianist Aida Machado, with the emphasis of Brazilian componists being played . Another of her musical activities, besides teaching at the Municipal School of Music, was the Cello orchestra „Cello em Sampa“ , formation made of 16 Cellos.
At the moment she teaches at the Bergische Musikschule (Wuppertal) and is member of different groups, like the cello quartet „Cellicats“ or the Kammerphilharmonie Wuppertal.
Rosana Levental accompanies and tours with Zelia Fonseca since 1999, at first with the formation „Rosanna and Zélia „ and since 2008 she plays cello and sings vocals with the Band Zélia Fonseca. During this time she recorded the CDs „Aguas Iguais“ and „Impar“.
KOSHO, the singer/songwriter/guitarist living in Mannheim, is not only recording and on the road playing guitar with the ECHO and COMET awarded "Söhne Mannheims", Xavier Naidoo and jazz legends such as Les McCann ("Compared to what") and Michal Urbaniak.
He also appears on many and various albums from other artists e.g. Nena‘s "Chokmah", universal genius André Heller‘s highly celebrated 3-CD-comeback album "Ruf und Echo" and rising sun Wallis Bird‘s debut album on Island Records (myspace.com/wallisbird). Brandnew on Zelia Fonseca "Impar" (enja records).
Whether as a "world musical one-man-orchestra"(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) or with his tight and heartbleeding band, Kosho leaves the desert land of desperately needed categories behind him. With his clear yet emotional voice and acoustical funk-guitar producing an individual sound, whose mother is called "bossa" and father "the blues", you hear songs from the jungle between pop and jazz, from melancholy to euphoria.
The Brazilian Márcio Tubino has lived for many years in Munich where he is one of the most popular Jazz musicians. As Saxophonist, Flautist, Percussionist Composer and Arranger he has worked with some of the most important musicians in Europe, among others with Dusko Goykowitch, Egberto Gismonti, Joe Zawinul (as a Guest in Vienna), Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Paulo Cardoso, Alegre Corrêa, Jenny Evans, Peter Schneider and The Stimulators as well as with many others. He has toured through Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. From his own hand he has created seven CDs with varying formations including the CD “Fresta do olho” with the “Strings Quartet”. His actual album is “ARTet”, Label GLM Music.
Born in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Ricardo Fiuza began his musical journey at an early age influenced by his father, a music lover who introduced him to jazz and Brazilian Music through his vast record collection. He started his musical studies at “Música de Minas”, a music school dedicated to the teaching of Brazilian Music, founded by the great Milton Nascimento. Later on, supported by his father, he relocated to Los Angeles,USA where he studied with jazz teacher Carl Schroeder and keyboard virtuoso Scott Kinsey and played many gigs around the LA area. He also lived and studied in NYC, where he took lessons with Miles Davis Music Director Adam Holzman while playing gigs around town. Back in Brazil, he played and recorded with renowned artists such as Toninho Horta, Flávio Venturini, Milton Nascimento, Juarez Moreira, producer Liminha and many others. He also played with the famous pop singer Fernanda Abreu with whom he performed for 10 years in concerts throughout Brazil, USA and Europe including The Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2006 he was part of Rudi Berger's “Three World Band” playing in clubs and festivals in England, Austria (at Joe Zawinul's Birdland), Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia and Macedonia, sharing the stage with jazz greats John Scofield, Brian Auger and Ornette Coleman. Since 2007 he has been touring around Germany and Switzerland as a member of Brazilian sax player Cleber Alves group. Now Ricardo put together a trio with German bass player Thomas Rotter and Brazilian drummer/bass player Mauro Martins. The trio's main focus is to present to european audiences all the flavor and warmth of brazilian music through an unique musical point of view. ..
Davide Petrocca,Acoustic Bassplayer,Guitarist,Composer and Teacher.
Professional Musician since 1996.
Studies of classical Guitar,electric/acoustic Bass and Composing in Stuttgart/Germany.
Acoustic-Bass Studies with Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen,Copenhagen-Denmark from 1999-2004.
Performed and recorded with;
Bireli Lagrene, Monty Alexander, Percy and Albert Heath, Howard Alden, Andreas Oberg,Bruce Barth, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart, Phillip Catherine, Eddie Gomez, Niels Henning Oersted Pedersen, John Taylor, Benny Bailey, Howard Levy, Martin Taylor, Richard Galliano, Hank Jones, Andre Ceccarelli, Cedar Walton, Troy Davies, Kenny Washington, Alex Riel, Jeff Hamilton, Martin Drew, Jimmy Cobb, Thomas Clausen, Jim Snydero, Gillad Atzmon, Edward Simon, Jean Toussant, Deborah Brown, Olaf Polziehn, Ferenc Snetberger, Silvain Luc, Kuno Schmid, Franco D'Andrea, Gianni Basso, Charly Antolini, Kelly Lee Evans, Scott Hamilton, Jon Faddis, a.m.o
Toured in Europe,Scandinavia,Japan,USA,Canada,New-Zealand,Russia,
Festivals;Montreaux, North See, JVC, Barcelona, Nizza, Brugge, Luzern, Zurich, Aix en Provence, Salzburg, Vienna, Dublin, London, Burmigham, Edinghburg, Glasgow, Sidney, Lleida, Catania, Crotone, Paris, Marciac, Marseille, Tokyo, Kyoto, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Madrid, Mallorca, Brussel, Den Haag, New Orleans, Wellington, Auckland, Moscow, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Budapest, a.m.o
Over 70 Recording Productions as a Sideman.
Davide held Workshops and Masterclasses at:
University of New Orleans,University of Brussel,University of Leuven,Conservatory of Amsterdam,Conservatory of Oslo,Jazzworkshop Saarwellingen,University of Ulm,Conservatory of Prague,University of Strassbourg,University of Mannheim,University of Auckland,Jazzworkshop Burghausen,University of Heidelberg,Conservatory of Munich,Conservatory of Gothenburg.
Also working as a Guitar and Bass Teacher.