Rio-born Brazilian composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas has been living in New York since 1989. He has led original groups in festivals and clubs in the US, Europe and Brazil. Luiz's voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland Jazz Club, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Iridium in New York, Gamle Logen Hall in Oslo, the Philharmonic Hall in Odessa and Sala Cecilia Meirelles in Rio. Luiz is also a graduate of the Kushi Institute, class of 1981.
"Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist
Performances for the 2017 Cruise
A Musical Voyage to Brazil
In his concert at the Holistic Holiday at Sea 2017 Luiz will play and sing many of his own infectious original tunes and improvisations, as well as his brilliant arrangements of beloved Brazilian music standards by Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, Dorival Caymmi and others.