Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil’s most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known for his role in Wes Anderson’s 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie’s biggest hits, performed in Portuguese and featuring Jorge solo on acoustic guitar, became something entirely unique. So much so that Bowie himself was moved to say, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.” Jorge will perform these songs, and from The Life Aquatic – Studio Sessions, in his critically acclaimed live show The Life Aquatic – A Tribute to David Bowie.
Featuring set and costumes design by Creative Directors Mariana Jorge and Danny Perez, members of the original The Life Aquatic creative team. Jorge will perform on a stage reminiscent of the film set, with boat sails functioning as screens displaying images throughout the set. Yet even with such a simple set up, the Los Angeles Times writes in a glowing review, Jorge brings what feels like “infinite detail and emotion to the songs.”
As a singer, Seu Jorge was part of the Brazilian band Farofa Carioca, as well as a solo artist. Inspiring fellow artists and winning critical acclaim, The Guardian called 2005 album Cru (Raw) “a magnificent record,” and which prompted Pitchfork to praise Jorge’s voice as “at once buttery, soulful, and fierce.” He since has gone on to release five studio albums and collaborate with the likes of Beck, Talib Kweli and even the fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Catch the memorable ‘Life Aquatic – A Tribute To David Bowie’ Tour Sept 19th at Massey Hall!
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