Drawing their main inspiration from the endless well of Brazilian music, GATO AZUL perform sambas, choros and forro’ alongside original pieces by great Brazilian composers such as Hermeto Paschoal, Egberto Gismonti and Guinga. Gato Azul enhance this repertoire with a unique blend of flamenco rhythms, jazz improvisation and Irish swing.
Gato Azul is an ensemble founded by Francesco Turrisi that also comprises of Lucas Gonzales and Brian Dunning
For this performance Gato Azul will invite special guest singer Sonia Esquivel to join the group. Sonia is a Paraguayan/Brazilian singer based in Dublin. She has studied in Asunción and Paris and has taken part in several projects, from jazz to South American folk, to Brazilian music and tango. She has performed in Paraguay, Spain, France and Ireland.