The Brazilian Project was founded in 2016 by Marlene Del Rosario (vocals, keys, percussion) and Richard Viard (guitar), two Greater Boston area musicians and long time friends with a passion for Brazilian music. The duo debuted at a fundraiser concert for victims of Louisiana floods and Huricane Matthew later that year, Due to the overwhelming positive response, they have decided to continue performing and recording under the Brazilian Project name,
The Brazilian Project’s repertoire is a mix of the duos favorite classic bossa-novas as well as lesser known tunes, performed in a relaxed and intimate setting.
Jazz vocalist and pianist, Marlene del Rosario, has performed for international and national audiences, including her most recent concert in Canezac, France. Esteemed audiences at home include former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Menino and MA senators. Abroad, Marlene has performed for Philippine ex-presidents Cory Aquino and Fidel Ramos and Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn. Marlene is originally from the Philippines, and includes the culinary arts, travel and a sustainable lifestyle among her passions.
French-born Richard Viard studied music at Versailles Conservatory in France and at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he has been performing as a professional musician and composer for many years. He now splits his time among several hobbies and passions such as technology, photography, travel, and auto racing, sometimes managing to combine a few at the same time.
June 24, 2017 - Amazing Things Framingham MA - 8:00pm
July 12, 2017 - Endicott Estate, Dedham MA - 7pm - 8:30pm Special guest appearance with the Marlene Jazz Ensemble, see flyer.
August 4, 2017 - Village Green, Framingham MA - 6:30pm = 8:30pm