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Yuri Daniel



Born in 1966 in Brazil, Yuri settled in Portugal in the 80s, when he studied, as a scholarship holder, at the School of Jazz of Portugal Hot Club, in Lisbon. Ever since, his work has been characterized by a great musical and instrumental plurality, having collaborated with multiple names of portuguese and international music scene.


Alternating between bass and double bass, Yuri has conducted his journey through a number of musical genre, playing and recording along names as Rui Veloso, Pilar Homem de Melo, Dulce Pontes, Sérgio Godinho, José Mário Branco, Maria João & Mário Laginha, Ana Moura, Wayne Shorter, Cliff Korman, Rick Lathan, John Stubblefield, Frank Colon, Manu Katche, Luiz Avelar, Ivan Lins, Chieftains & Ry Cooder, among many others. For over a decade now he has been a part of Jan Garbarek Group, playing with Jan Garbarek, Trilok Gurtu and Rainer Brueninghaus.


Besides that, Yuri has developed authorial composition works that have resulted in the albums South Way, Ritual Dance and Northern Lights.

Northern Lights Concert

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Northern Lights is a world musical voyage, from Scandinavian jazz and European harmony to the unbelievable Brazilian rhythms and Indian melodies. The compositions derive their inspiration from the folk music of those locations and blend with the strongest component of jazz - improvisation. This creative scenario is the perfect space for Yuri Daniel’s fretless bass, joined by the inspiration and expressiveness of Vicky
Marques’ drums and Cláudio Andrade’s piano. Barbara Lagido leads masterfully with her voice, singing lyrics in French, English and Portuguese.

Impressive lighting, strong rhythms and captivating melodies, with a lot of improvisation and the beautiful jazz references make up the plural landscape which is the essence of the Northern Lights concert.

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