Marcus V. G. Da Silva
Marcus began his life in music as a young classical guitarist in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Influenced by a vibrant mix of Brazilian folk music, pop and rock, he soon added bass and twelve-string guitar to his repertoire. In 1988, after moving to New York, Marcus became the bassist for local alternative rock group Seven Days. A year later, Marcus and Seven Days’ lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Stu Rollings formed The Politix (later called Site Unseen) performing at many venues in the New York area, including Kenny’s Castaways, The Bitter End, The Marquee and CBGB’s.
Over the next few years, Marcus taught guitar and bass, worked in graphic design, and immersed himself in the formal study of music and performing arts at Westchester Community College and SUNY Purchase. He became an active member of the WCC Jazz Ensemble and Music Club. He joined many fellow students from both colleges in live performances at venues ranging from NYC night clubs to Westchester street fairs and farmers’ markets. Most recently, Marcus has been performing solo gigs in his new hometown of Ossining. From Rio to Ossining, classical to Brazilian pop, alt-rock and jazz, Marcus DaSilva remains dedicated to musical excellence, discipline, smplicity and discernment.
Guest Artist Asya Reznikov
More Music and Bidding Wrap-Up
SUNDAY, July 17
Gallery opens at 11:00 a.m.
1:30 - 2:30
Kristen Mather de Andrade & Caesar Garabini
3:00 - 5:00
Marcus Da Silva
5:30 - BIDDING CLOSES!
Guest Artist Su Phong
Guest Artist Tom Smith
Kristen Mather de Andrade
Eclectic virtuosic clarinetist Kristen Mather de Andrade had reached a career milestone in being years into a full-time prestigious position with the West Point Band when she had a seismic artistic epiphany. After playing a program of Brazilian music on a livestream, she decided it was time to record her full-length debut album, aptly-titled Clarão which translates from Portuguese to mean “flash of light.” Kristen’s breezy vocals and her soulfully dexterous clarinet playing are a joy.
Kristen has an impressive teaching resume that includes a private studio of high school students, master classes, and professional clinics at institutions such as Columbia University Teachers College, Bard, Montclair University, Westchester Conservatory of Music, University of Kentucky, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Indiana University at Bloomington, and Kent State University. Presently, she is on faculty at Manhattanville College teaching clarinet, and saxophone.
Guest Artist Ketti Hoefel North
Guest Artist Arlene Tift
Guest Artist Eleanor Kwei
Born in 1987 in Minas Gerais, Cesar Garabini is an Italian-Brazilian 7-string guitarist that specializes in Choro, the predecessor to the well known Brazilian music styles Samba and Bossa Nova. Music became his passion at the first sound of the guitar. At 13 while walking home from school he saw two musicians playing classical guitar and it inspired him to take lessons.
A citizen of the world, Cesar has lived in the Brazil, Italy, and the United States, each influenced his playing and growth as a musician, teacher and performer. In 2009 Cesar started putting together Samba, Bossa Nova and Chorinho bands, performing in Florence and other regions of Italy. In 2011 he moved to New York City to expand his musical knowledge.
In the past 7 years he has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Columbia University, the Museum of Modern Art, with a monthly residence at Barbes. He has worked with Anat Cohen, Olli Soikkeli and Tim Connell.
Guest Artist Karen Timko