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Biography of Mistura

MISTURA perform an exhilarating blend of hot Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Afro-funk rhythms with cool contemporary jazz.
"Latin Jazz Braziliance!" Tony Herrington-The Wire.
Mistura explore a wide and exciting range of styles from samba, batucada and bossa nova to various African and Latin rhythms, which explains the name MISTURA ("mix" - Brazilian Portuguese).

History:

Mistura have been exciting audiences and receiving rave reviews at many music events and festivals both in the UK and Europe including: Glastonbury, Glasgow International, Crawley (Outside - In), Greenwich and the City of London Festival.
In 1998, Mistura supported the legendary pianist and singer Tania Maria at the QEH in London. They went down a storm at the Ritmos Festa do Mundo 95 - Porto, Portugal which also featured Salif Keita & Irakere.
Their rousing performance at the Bath International Festival was filmed by HTV television.

Additional Information:

The band members have played with such international artists and groups as:
Airto,Flora Purim,Dom Um Romao,Olodum,Ray Barreto,Joyce,Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.

Press and other Quotes:

“... no nonesense eight piece band blending hot Latin rhythms with sophisticated jazz based arrangements and soloing..." - TIME OUT

"Sutherland's body of work here, is replete with a high level of infinite, praiseworthy, professional, & musical conscientiousness...All virtues that can only be described as admirable." George W. Carroll - E-JAZZNEWS.COM

"Mistura provide a Latin fusion of stunning quality and live visual entertainment... they are a must" Martin Scott - THE ARTS COUNCIL

“Rowland Sutherland...leader of the UK's premier Brazilian jazz outfit...” Paul Bradshaw - STRAIGHT NO CHASER

"...a gifted flute player... Sutherland shines throughout..." John L Walters - THE GUARDIAN

"...executed with a lot of verve by a quality line-up..." Kevin Le Gendre - Jazzwise

"...Sutherland...gutsy improvisations..." Kevin Le Gendre - Jazzwise

"I counted it a privilege to listen to the band Mistura led by the brilliant flautist Rowland Sutherland with his stunning repertoire of Brazilian, afro-funk and afro-Cuban jazz. Simply beautiful. It stirred your soul and electrified your body" Ricky Pillay

"...all tied together by the precision flute playing and vision of Rowland Sutherland." - STRAIGHT NO CHASER

"Mistura are one of the most exciting acts to emerge on the jazz scene in the last few years..."

"Mistura are a posse of London's finest musicians..."

"Latin jazz Braziliance!" Tony Herrington - THE WIRE

“Impressive” Phil Johnson - THE INDEPENDENT

“...the wonderful Mistura” - JAZZ EXPRESS

"A distinctive, harmonious and fiery sound" - CITY LIMITS

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