Canta Brasil

Mondays 6:30 - 8 pm 1/9 - 3/6 (8 weeks) No class 1/16

Canta Brasil
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Performance, Brazilian
Day Mon
Instructor Sandy Cressman
Status online event


Add beautiful new material to your repertoire by learning classic Brazilian songs from the genres of samba, bossa nova, and choro. Learn a new song from each genre and examine its historical and regional roots. Study each song’s unique rhythmic feel and phrasing while exploring percussion instruments and patterns. We will sing songs in both Portuguese and English. The term ends with an online student performance. Open to all!


This class meets ONLINE using the ZOOM platform.


About Sandy Cressman


Educated at UC Berkeley and San Jose State University; international performing and recording artist and clinician. Artist-in-Residence or lecturer at Jazz Education Network Conference, Cornish Institute of the Arts, San Francisco State University, CSU Long Beach, KUG University (Graz Austria), ASMM (Paris), Voice Conference Munich, JazzCamp West, Stanford Jazz Camp and California Brazil Summer Camp. Bandleader of critically acclaimed Homenagem Brasileira Quintet. Cressman has performed and recorded with Jovino Santos Neto, Marcos Silva, Weber Iago, Antonio Adolfo, and SpokFrevo.  Featured artist with Ray Obiedo’s Mistura Fina and Jai Uttal’s Pagan Love Orchestra. Cressman is an in-demand studio vocalist for Latin and world jazz styles, most recently featured on Jazzanova with Akira Tana, Branford Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval. She is also heard on a wide variety of commercials and soundtracks.