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Marco Pereira

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Holds the Universe in His Hands

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rain. That's what pelted Marco Pereira's boyhood brain, drop by drop by drop time after time, until it finally sank in.

Luciana Souza: A Bossa Nova Baby Makes Her Mark in the Jazz Realm

Chris McGowan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
Chris McGowan

She's a vocalist who once said "each phrase for me has a certain gestalt" and she invites you to savor both the notes and the spaces between them. Souza is spectacular in a João Gilberto kind of way -- you have to listen attentively to fully appreciate all the nuances.