UpClose: Tom Schnabel in conversation with Brazilian Musician Dori Caymmi

KCRW Presents UpClose: Tom Schnabel in conversation with Brazilian Musician Dori Caymmi

Fri. 09/27 | 7:00PM @ New Roads School

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Join Tom Schnabel for music and conversation 
with Brazilian Musician Dori Caymmi

Friday, September 27

Doors: 7pm

Program: 8pm

 Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and light bites before the program 


On Friday, September 27, KCRW’s Tom Schnabel hosts his second-ever Rhythm Planet UpClose event. Tom invites Dori Caymmi to give lucky UpClose patrons a history of modern Brazilian Music.  


Dori Caymmi is an accomplished composer with dozens of albums of his own and many additional albums he's written and arranged for stellar Brazilians like Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso.  He is a musician's musician:  not only a great guitarist and composer, but a superb orchestral arranger with an impeccable lineage:  his father, Dorival Caymmi is the patriarch of modern Brazilian music. Dori's music is one of sensuality, finesse, and a subtle but persistent energy and power.  

The evening takes place at New Roads School's state of the art facility in Santa Monica. 


Rooted in Bossa Nova with a sound all his own, Dori Caymmi is a world-class, Grammy-winning, jazz musician. Following in the footsteps of his iconic father, Dorival Caymmi, his music is a fusion of jazz, pop, and Brazilian strokes that merge into a soothing sound that echo the history of his family. After numerous releases and multiple awards, including the Comenda Tiradentes (the highest honor granted by the Legislature of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais), Dori continues to write, arrange, and play music in his inimitable way, most recently releasing Poesia Musicada, a tender memoir to his late father’s memory. 


Tom Schnabel is an internationally recognized radio producer, pioneer, and innovator in world music.  He helped introduce world music to American audiences as KCRW's first music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic (1979-1991).  Now, the legendary DJ and former Music Director has started a new digital venture that aims to grow KCRW's world music audience.  An expert in world music and jazz, Schnabel will continue to share his wealth of knowledge through his popular Rhythm Planet blog, an on-demand music show, a Rhythm Planet membership club and a series of live events.  Tom is the author of two books (Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians and Rhythm Planet: The Great World Music Makers), and numerous articles about music.  He has produced a number of recordings (Trance Planet, vols. 1-5), and provides music supervision for advertising and movies.  He has also served as Program Advisor for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Tom has taught in Los Angeles (UCLA Extension, SCIARC, Mt. Saint Mary's College) and in Paris (Ecole Universelle).  He has over 20 years of experience teaching world music and currently offers weekly music salons at his home.



KCRW’s UpClose event series features KCRW on-air personalities in lively and compelling conversations with some of the leading figures in film, art, politics, literature and pop-culture. Created in 2010, each UpClose event takes place before a live audience.



KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry.


Schaffer’s Geniune Foods is a full service event company based in Venice, CA.  Chefs Charlie and Kathleen Schaffer embrace the very best ingredients California has to offer.  Schaffer’s Genuine Foods is a certified sustainable company providing unmatched food and service throughout Southern California.



Please email events@kcrw.org or contact KCRW Membership at 310-314-4635 between the hours of 10am & 5pm, Monday – Friday.



The New Roads School’s Ann and Jerry Moss Theater is located at:

3131 Olympic Blvd.

Santa Monica, 90404

Limited parking is available in the New Roads parking lot, located between Olympic Blvd. and Nebraska (enter via westbound Olympic Blvd.); limited street parking available is also available nearby, particularly on Nebraska.  Please make sure to read signs carefully as much of the nearby areas are restricted.



When and where is the show?
Friday, September 27, 2013

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 8:00pm


The Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre—Leadership Center at New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available through KCRW.com/upclose

When do tickets go on-sale?
Tickets become available on Tuesday, August 27th at 10am.

How much are tickets and how many can I purchase?
All seats are $58. There is an 8 ticket limit per household. 

What happens after I order my tickets online?
When your order is complete you will receive a confirmation number on the tix.com site. You will also be sent a confirmation email from tix.com within five minutes.  If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you in the post, Tix.com will send them out via 1st class mail within two weeks of your purchase.  If you choose the “print-at-home” method of receiving your tickets, they will be available immediately.


KCRW will send you important show information via email on the week of the event.


When will I get my tickets?
If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you in the post, Tix.com will send them out via 1st class mail within two weeks of your purchase.  If you choose the “print-at-home” method your tickets will be available immediately.


What can I do if I am having trouble placing my order online?
Please call KCRW Membership between 10am and 5pm, Monday-Friday at 310-314-4635 or email events@kcrw.org.

How big is the venue?
This intimate space seats 130 people.

Will there be food and drinks available at the venue?

We will be offering complimentary wine and beer to all of our guests that are 21+. Schaffers Genuine Foods will be providing light bites before the show.


Is there parking at the venue?

·                              Metered street parking is available on Nebraska (which parallels Olympic to the north) between Stanford and Centinela - meters are free after 6pm.

·                              Non-permitted street parking on Stanford between Nebraska and Colorado (just west of New Roads School).

·                              Metered street parking is available on Stewart, one major block west of Centinela off Olympic.

·                              Please avoid all permitted parking areas (even after hours), as it disturbs the residents and check parking signs as some street parking is restricted.

·                              Limited self-parking is available in the New Roads School parking lot (enter from westbound Olympic).


What is the show’s running time?

The show will run approximately 1 hour


Once I place an order, can I change the credit card number to be billed?
Unfortunately, once an order is processed, we cannot change the credit card number.


Can I cancel my order?
No. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.


Is the ticket price tax deductible?
Tickets are partially tax-deductible. The portion of your ticket purchase price that exceeds the fair market value of the event is tax-deductible. For more information please contact KCRW Membership between 10am and 5pm, Monday – Friday at 310-314-4635.

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