ED MOTTA : Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend – La Linea Festival On Tour.

“ED MOTTA is the DON” – Gilles Person.

Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend, Ed Mott is on a debut UK tour April 3rd-9th 2014.

Ed Motta at home with vinyl

Ed Motta at home with vinyl

Brasilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is a free spirited soul with serious chops and is the undisputed heir to a genre of Brasilian funk initiated by his wayward uncle Tim Maia.

Ed Motta makes deceptively airy, virtuoso jazz-funk that has earned him mega status in his native Brasil. His live sets and his recorded output effortlessly combines a host of genres including jazz,  MPB, bossa nova, rock, soul, funk, reggae, classical and film soundtracks.

For this tour, Ed and his stellar band of musicians delve into his extensive back catalogue and showcase music from his latest release, ‘AOR’, an outrageously accurate tribute to the super-smooth, musicianship of late’70s Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers et al.

Ed has played with everyone from Roy Ayers, Chucho Valdés, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Bo Diddley to Brazilian legends such as Ed Lincoln, Marcos Valle, João Donato and Dom Salvador. So, if you like some Doobie in your funk…. you know what to do… get on down…

Ed Motta is on a La Linea/Arts Council Of England UK tour…

ed mThursday April 3
Band on the Wall – Manchester
Tickets: £15.00 Advance
Bandonthewall.org

Friday April 4
The Sage Gateshead
Tickets: £15.00
http://www.sagegateshead.com/

Saturday April 5
The Wardrobe
Leeds 8pm – 2am
Tickets: £12 advance http://www.jumborecords.co.uk / http://www.seetickets.com / http://www.thewardrobe.co.uk

Monday 7 April
Union Chapel – London
Doors 7pm / Support: Dominique Pinto
Tickets: £20 in advance http://http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/

Tuesday April 8
Turner Sims – Southampton
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: £9/£17/£18 / http://www.turnersims.co.uk

Wednesday April 9
Brighton Studio Theatre
Doors: 7.30
Tickets: £14 Advance / http://www.brightondome.org

For further tour info contact La Linea Festival/Como No: http://www.comono.co.uk – 020 3302 0177

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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One Response to ED MOTTA : Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend – La Linea Festival On Tour.

  1. Tony Todd says:

    A couple of days after my birthday – sounds like a good present! Leed’s Wardrobe here I come…

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