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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 25, 2009

MAHWAH – Jazz at the Berrie Center will present trumpeter Claudio Roditi in Bossa Brazil! in April at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Roditi, a Brazilian composer, arranger and trumpeter has released 14 albums.  The Grammy-nominated artist has a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world.  Roditi integrates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his music, which he plays with power and lyricism.

Accompanying Roditi will be songstress Maucha Adnet.   Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she began her professional singing career at the age of 15 as a member of the vocal group Céu da Boca.  Adnet has performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and his band, Banda Nova.  The recordings include four CDs, “Passarim,” “Antonio Brasileiro,” “Tom Jobim Inédito” and “Rio Revisited.”  The singer toured with Jobim throughout Brazil, the United States, Japan, Israel and Europe and performed in jazz festivals and venues such as Carnegie Hall (NY), Avery Fisher Hall (NY), and the Hollywood Bowl (CA), among others.

Claudio Rodito in Bossa Brazil! will perform at the Sharp Theater Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m.  Tickets cost $23, $20 and $18 for adults, $12 for children under 17 and senior
citizens, WBGO Radio and N.J. Jazz Society members will receive a 5%
discount off ticket prices.  The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie
Center for Performing and Visual Arts.  For more information, call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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