Clarice Assad


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A bold composer, a brilliant pianist, and an inventive vocalist all rolled in to one, Clarice Assad floats freely across musical idioms, drawing on an array of sounds from Amazon forest wildlife to operatic arias. A classically-trained pianist, Assad is deeply rooted in the earthy, folkloric rhythms of Brazil, capturing the attention of international audiences with her stunning talent. The term “world music” is redundant when applied to her style, a reflection of Brazil’s musical melting pot heritage of African rhythms mixed with European melodies and harmonies.

Photos: Marcelo Macaue (2023)

Photos: Rodrigo Assad (2021 - 2022)

A Serious Triple Threat.

– San Francisco Chronicle

One of Brazil’s Brightest Young Composers

– Gramophone

A Veritable musical dynamo.

– San Francisco Classical Voice

Vibrant, gear-shifting…a charismatic singer

– The New York Times

… a talent quite beyond compare.

– All Music Guide

Dazzling Vocal Soloist.

– LA Times

…Clarice Assad sings with intonation as precise as any digital device. She improvises cascading scales that take on sparkling lives of their own.

– Tucson Citizen

A Fine, fresh singer and pianist who is also a first-rate story-teller

– Jazz Times

Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime

– Latin Jazz Network

She negotiates the line between chamber jazz and classical music with the subtlest applications of her native rhythms.

– The Chicago Reader

A virtuoso at the piano and the vocal cords – a classically trained natural talent, whose charismatic voice lifted all the brilliant vocal elements of meditative pleasure.

– (UNT. Se)

Her multi-faceted talent uncontainable as she energetically bends music to her will and reshapes it with fascinating results

– Jazz Times