Saturday, February 23, 2013 Saudade is back at Yanni’s Opa Bar 7:00 to 10:00 PM It’s always special at Yanni’s. Bring the party. Saturday, February 9, 2013 7 to 11 PM Saudade plays Mardi Gras Weekend at Great Face & Body Tickets on sale now at www.greatfaceandbody.com/events Saudade – NEW YEARS EVE at Yanni’s Opa Bar! Stay tuned for more info! Flambeaux – New Orleans style brass band plays 70′s shag rug funeral Sunday, Sept 23rd,4 :30 PM Saudade will be playing the patio at Savoy Bar & Grill this coming Wednesday evening, August 29, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Come and relax with some great food and great music. Savoy is located at 10601 Montgomery Blvd. NE 87111 This Friday, August 24th, Saudade is excited to play the Tamarind Institute’s closing party for the exhibit Afro: Black Identity in America and Brazil. The party goes from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and is open to the public. A special invite goes out to all of our Brazilan friends. Come on out, meet the artists, dance to the Brazilian sounds of Saudade and enjoy the libations. The Tamarind Institute is located at 2500 Central Ave. SE at the corner of Stanford and Central. Click on the poster for complete press release. See you there. Click on poster for complete press release.
“The Albuquerque band, Saudade, is off to a hot start for 2012 burning up the private party circuit with their hot Brazilian rhythms and thier cool Cape Verdean grooves. The band has worked up many new arrangements for 2012 that will quickly get your pulse rate up and transport you the warm beaches of Rio. Here are just a few of the popular venues where you can catch Saudade performing around town: St. Clair Winery and Bistro, Scalo Northern Italian Grill, Savoy Bar & Grill and at the ever popular Nob Hill institution, Yanni’s Opa Bar. Check the events calendar for dates and times.
Bobcats at Cosmo Tapas Restaurant, Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Bobcats at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Bobcats at Cosmo Tapas Restaurant, Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Saudade at Savoy Bar & Grill, Saturday, June 16, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Bobcats at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Bobcats at Cosmo Tapas Restaurant, Friday July 13 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Friday, March 30, 2012 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Bobcats at Zinc Wine Cellar Bar, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 8:30 to 11:30 PM
Bobcats at Cosmo Tapas Restaurant, Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Saudade at Scalo, Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8:30 to 11:30 PM
Saudade at Yanni’s Opa Bar, Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Bobcats, on the prowl, in the Cosmo Tapas Restaurant Bar. 4200 Central SE
This Friday night, September 16th, Dan Downling on guitar , guest John Griffin on bass and myself, Bob Gusch on clarinet and woodwinds will be playing some jazz, swing, blues and more starting at 7:30 PM and going to 10:30 PM. Come on down and cut the rug with Bobcats.
I have a love/hate relationship with my tenor sax. It’s a King Super 20 from the early seventies. A decent enough horn but I am never happy with the tonal response I get. I am not one to go from horn to horn or mouthpiece to mouthpiece like some like to do. So I lend my horn to a visiting artist who is sitting in with my band, Saudade and he is sounding real fine. Then I realized, hey, that’s my horn. It doesn’t sound that way when I play it. I then asked “the question”. What mouthpiece do you play on”? He tells me and now on am experiencing my tenor revival. Trying some new mouthpieces that really make the horn respond in a positivee way. I’ll let you know how it all comes out.
Hey! Are you having a holiday party in the Albuquerque area? Or are you rich and want to fly us to your villa for the weekend? Call Saudade for your celebration. Book before August 30th and get a 15% discount. What a deal! Saudade is a five piece band that will definitely make your event special. Come and hear us live if you are in Albuquerque. Call Bob at 505-255-2055 for a consultation. Click on our picture for more information.