Sol da Capital
Sol da Capital is a long-awaited full-length album of original jazz songs by award-nominated Canadian producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Beausoleil, and Brazilian guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli. It is the fully ripened fruit of a long-time collaboration between two musicians who have not let distance get in the way of creativity and quality. Their songs tackle complex themes such as vocation, marriage, and suicide, and always emphasize a message of hope.
My new album with Evandro Gracelli, is out now on all your favourite digital platforms!
Please see links throughout this page to listen to the whole thing! Please make sure you put us on your playlists and click on “follow,” “like,” etc…
The OAC is supporting the recording of my next album, Sol da Capital! This album of originals will make good on a project that began when guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli was in Ottawa a dozen years ago!
Performances in Canada and Brazil have kept the music alive. And more songs have been added thanks to long-distance work over the internet.
The nudge we needed came when the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition required original music for my Encore Ottawa 2021 performance. Three of the songs I performed will end up on the 2022 Sol da Capital album!
So looking forward to finally recording this material! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ontario Arts Council!!
In case you missed it the first time (or even if didn’t!), you can now view my Encore Ottawa performance from the fall of 2020.So very grateful to all partners: Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC), the Shenkman Arts Centre, RogersTV and Apt613! Merci, merci, merci!!
Starlight Jazz featuring Rachel Beausoleil!
Friday, December 30, 2022, 6-10pm
Options Bar, Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa
Click here for more info and reservations (highly recommended! … but you can always sit at the bar and put bread in our jar…)
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 8:00pm
Sol da Capital, Brazilian launch!
Rabeca Cultural, Campinas, Brazil
Av. Dona Maria Franco Salgado, 250, Jardim Atibaia (Sousas)
For more info: Rabeca Cultural
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 8:00pm
Sol da Capital in São Paulo!
Teatro da Rotina, São Paulo, Brazil
Na curva do som 2 series – opening Act: Rodrigo Bragança
Simão Álvares, 697 – Pinheiros, São Paulo
For more info: Teatro da Rotina
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Ganzaral, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Demóstenes, 885 – Campo Belo, São Paulo – SP, 04614-014
Saturday, February 18, 2023 – Brazilian Jazz at Montgomery Scotch Lounge
1st set: 8:00-9:00pm, 2nd set: 9:30-10:30pm
Beausoleil Trio plays Brazilian jazz!
Montgomery Scotch Lounge
750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
For more info: Montgomery Scotch Lounge
Cover charge: $15, $10 for students
Blending of musical genres, cultural exchanges, blending of instruments (including voice!). Jazz, classical, popular and traditional musics. Open the door to experimentation and mixing. Discover new things and give way to your creativity!
Classes include: African dancing, drumming and singing – recorder (many levels) – voice masterclass (song interpretation) – vocal conditioning – percussions – choir –active listening – chamber music – songwriting – combos – creativity workshops – improvisation – tai chi
Click here for more info.