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JER and Quintet
Calgary Folk Fest

JER and Quintet

from Brazil / Toronto

Brazilian alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, producer, independent short film director and dynamic frontwoman Jerusa Leao grew up around the semi-arid cities of Bahia, the magical Brazilian state known for music and celebration. Surrounded by those cultures, she began exploring music at a young age. Over the past decade she’s cultivated a diversity of creative musical projects spanning genres across continents. Since relocating to Toronto, she’s become central to that city’s arts scene, exploring a diverse range of sounds and approaches through the Canadian/Brazilian Maria Bonita Band and The Band, the more jazz-centred Jerusa Leão and 5quintet and electronic DJ dubstep/psychedelic/tropical project Jerus Nazdaq. Jer and Quintet explore a fusion of musical inspirations ranging from the classic Brazilian ‘70s era with nuances of psychedelic rock, baião, dub, afrobeat, ijexá and bossa nova. The multicultural Toronto-based collective with roots in Canadian, Japanese, Latin and Middle Eastern heritages create a powerhouse, eclectic sound that dismantles preconceived ideologies of traditional Brazilian music.

Biography by Kerry Clarke

Concerts

Friday July 22, 2022

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM · National - Stage 4 @ Twilight Stage

Sessions

A collaboration with others

Saturday July 23, 2022

1:55 PM – 3:05 PM · Community Natural Foods - Stage 6 Stage 6

Saturday July 23, 2022

4:20 PM – 5:30 PM · National - Stage 4 @ Twilight Stage

Sunday July 24, 2022

1:55 PM – 3:05 PM · Community Natural Foods - Stage 6 Stage 6