23 of May, 21h30
Caldas da Rainha
Cultural and Congress Center
Different from the main stream four element band, The Postcard Brass Band is undoubtedly a group that challenges the established modern music concepts
With no defined genera, the group is knowned as an eclectic band. Since Henry Mancini, popular Macedónia, John Zorn, traditional from Dixieland or Wayne Shorter, every type of music is possible with these four.
Magnifying the music for itself, without the words of a song, they risk nevertheless entering the commercial songs universe where the usual three minutes and a half are staged by guitars.
With the new yorker Michael Lauren drums and Ségio Carolino phenomenal Tuba but without an harmonious instrument, the music journeys that these musicians invite, are an authentic trampoline without net. Saxophonist Mário Marques and trombonist, Rúben da Luz add an intuitive musical support to this journey.
“There is musicality, not as a result of careful writing or an harmonious revolution: It flows as they play.
What you hear is the pleasure and complicity of playing together, unique features of the band and what makes their job an extraordinary listening experience.”, Jorge Prendas
After two edited albums, concerts in stages like Casa da Música, CCB, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, CCC in Caldas da Rainha among others and after a two year break, they appear once more with a new boost!
It is oficially anounced the prep for the new CD of this band, Sérgio Carolino, Mário Marques, Ruben Santos e Michael Lauren.
The 2nd CD “POP& ROLL” was a prizewinner at the “2012 Roger Bobo Award Prize for Excellence in Recording” in the Jazz/Comercial/Pop category, handed out in the 25th May of 2012 at the Bruckner Hall in the city of Linz, Austria.
“Pop and Roll is an amazingly diverse album” . Thomas J. Ricer, DMA, Yamaha Performing Artist.
“There are certain attributes that are primary when it comes to music: Joy, emotion, humor, surprise and genius.All of them I found in Pop& Roll”- Jorge Prendas, composer e director of the educational service at Casa da Música.
“Each musician in this ensemble demonstrates a solid mastery of their instrument and a keen understanding of the vast array of musical styles that they have arranged and adapted into their eclectic repertoire”. – Joseph Daley, Tuba, euphonium, valve trombone, composer, educator.