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Orrù Mar Rocha – Live at MIA 2015

Orrù Mar Rocha Trio, recorded live at MIA 2015 and beautifully released by the Swiss label EndTitles.

The trio was brought to life by Paulo Chagas, the curator and the commander-in-chief along with Fernando Simões, of MIA – a festival that takes place every May in Atouguia da Baleia, Portugal. He invited us to play at the old St. Joseph’s Church for the opening of the festival and we’ve met just before the concert, while sound checking.

It worked so well that we settled as a trio and EndTitles decided to release the recording of that concert.

Here’s the info about it and pre-orders are available here.

We are:
Adriano Orrù – contra bass
Maria do Mar – violin
Luiz Rocha – clarinet/bass clarinet

Check it out:
we’re in The Best of 2015 list from aJazzNoise and were reviewed by Jazz.pt (in Portuguese)


Jam Desterro post MIA, May 2015

Many musicians that came to MIA attended the Desterro‘s Jam Session the following Tuesday.
Here’s a gallery of some of those inspiring performances.

May 19th, 2015

a drawing by Rita @ MIA

Luiz Rocha at MIA - drawing by Rita Draper Frazão
Luiz Rocha at MIA – drawing by Rita Draper Frazão


A drawing by Rita Draper Frazão.
Check at her blog all the drawings she made at MIA, they’re beautiful.

Her words about this one I’ve posted:
“This one was made in the concert where Luiz Rocha performed with Maria do Mar (see the portrait I did last year from this stunning violin player here) and Adriano Orru.
This Brazilian musician based in Barcelona, is all about plasticity. His versatility made me think on which colors could match this idea. I came to the conclusion he could do every musical color, and so I wrote “As Cores do Mundo para ti” – “The world colors for you” in the primary colors – the ones that allow us to make all the others. He is a larger than life being and a very creative person who now also has this amazing blog, Carahiba, about music, check it out!”