Benji & Rita

Tuesday, August 6 · view days & times
Venue: IBEW Local 375 Volksplatz


Partners in life and in music, they are also partners in songwriting, with Benji's outstanding compositions blending perfectly with Rita's compelling and visually expressive lyrics. Likewise, Benji's virtuosic guitar fuses seamlessly with Rita's lovely and beguiling voice with an intimacy and unity of essence that is simply mesmerizing. "Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo are two well-respected Brazilian jazz musicians, though their approach is quite different. Kaplan, a New York native, is an intimate songwriter who gently strums the guitar, sings poetic lyrics, and harmonizes gorgeously. Rita Figueiredo, who hails from São Paulo, Brazil, has similar traditional Brazilian music-meets-jazz influences, but with a much more theatrical approach. Her talent as a composer with her fierce singing style gives her music unbridled passion. You really can't do better than these two when it comes to current players of this genre." By Aaron Carnes, East Bay Express

Venue Information
IBEW Local 375 Volksplatz
700 Old York Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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