Clarinetist and Vocalist KRISTEN MATHER DE ANDRADE:

Concert features the exciting sounds of a live big band combined with traditional Brazilian music styles.

American clarinetist and vocalist Kristen Mather de Andrade celebrates the release of her newest album AS BRIGHT AS THE SKIES ARE BLUE with Brazilian saxophonist Lívio Almeida and his Brazilian Dectet at Chelsea Table and Stage, 152 W. 26th, New York City on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Tickets begin at $20 and are available for both the live show and a high-quality livestream at

Album Release Celebration – Brazilian Dectet – Live in NYC at a glance:
  • Traditional Brazilian styles combined with the sound of big band jazz
  • Performers: Kristen Mather de Andrade, Lívio Almeida, Ben Rosenblum, Eduardo Belo, Dennis Bulhões, and horns to include former members of Jazz at Lincoln Center and NYU Jazz Faculty
  • Program will be exciting and celebratory, featuring Mather de Andrade’s repertoire with the personal touches of Almeida’s Brazilian jazz arranging
Program Highlights:
  • Teclas Pretas by Pascoal de Barros
  • Um Chorinho Diferente by El Gaúcho and Yvonne Rebello
  • Luar do Sertão by João Pernambuco
  • Bendito by Roque Ferreira
  • O Clarinete Gostoso by Severino Araújo

Described as “eclectic and engaging” and “an artist to be on the lookout for,” New York-based artist Kristen Mather de Andrade has immersed herself in a broad array of musical worlds and cultures. As the pandemic slowly began to loosen its grip in 2021, she released her debut album Clarão, following up the release with a holiday EP Evergreen and duo album As Bright As The Skies Are Blue. Described as “a street festival of fun” by Jazz Weekly, her music will transport you to another place and is the perfect soundtrack to commemorate her exploration into becoming a solo artist. Long inspired by Brazilian music and later married into the culture by way of her Brazilian spouse, Mather de Andrade, an American from the small rust-belt city of Youngstown, Ohio decided to follow her heart and record an album of Brazilian music which was praised by the likes of Jazz Weekly and Connect Brazil. The idea to record an album of Brazilian music was rooted in the reaction to a performance of popular and regional Brazilian styles on a Facebook Live during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The performance drew much attention from the country and resulted in a write up with the Brazilian national newspaper O Globo G1. Her next release Evergreen (2021), a holiday EP, was released in late-2021 and gained traction through playlists in both the U.S. and Brazil, to include the Jazziz “New Release Cheat Sheet.” Kristen released her sophomore album As Bright As The Skies Are Blue (2022) on the heels of her debut album Clarão (2021). She is thrilled to release another Holiday EP entitled Winter Weather on November 25th.
When not performing as the principal clarinetist with the West Point Band, she can be heard performing with established classical music groups such as the Harlem Chamber Players, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, to recording and performing with Classical, Jazz, and Brazilian musicians in the NYC metropolitan area.


Lívio Almeida is a saxophone player and composer from Brazil, winner of the International Saxophone Competition Victor Assis Brasil in 2015. Mr. Almeida appeared in many important Jazz festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Los Angeles Central Ave Jazz Fest, NYC winter Fest and NYC Carefusion Jazz Fest, and prominent venues like Carnegie Hall, Birdland, The Iridium, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, The Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street Cafe, Joe’s Pub, Zinc Bar, SOB’s, BAM Cafe and Symphony Space, besides touring around US. and abroad. Livio is also an Adjunct Faculty at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music-City University of New York.
Almeida brings his Brazilian dectet with a repertoire of originals and arrangements of the vast rhythmic and melodic richness in Brazilian Culture. Specialized in Brazilian music, the saxophonist’s Brazilian dectet has played in many Venues and festivals for sold out crowds in the US and Brazil such as Iridium Jazz Club, Nublu, Clube do Choro de Brasília and Zinc bar.