The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Night in Rio de Janeiro - Bossa Novas and Choros

WHAT: A Night in Rio de Janeiro - Bossa Novas and Choros
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, Doors open at 7 PM, Concert starts at 7:30
WHERE: Pioneer Valley Co-housing, The Great Room in the Common House, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd, Amherst, MA, 01002

Suggested Donation: $10-$20, Refreshments available.
This is a smoke and fragrance-free venue. Facility is wheelchair accessible.

Amy Rose, Haley Peltz and Zack Danziger, come together for the first time ever to offer you music from Brazil - Bossa Novas and Choros. With the first grooves on the guitar, flutterings on the flute, and the vocalese in Portuguese, you will feel warm rays of sunshine and the sound of the surf, right here in New England!

For more information, please contact Amy Rose: 413-835-1484,

Supported by a grant from the Amherst Arts Council - Many Thanks!!!

Haley Peltz - vocals
Originally from Lincoln, Massachusetts, Haley recently moved back from Brazil where she lived for the last six years. In 2016 she was awarded 1st place in the Popular Singing Competition at the São Paulo School of Music (EMESP). While immersing in Brazilian music, Haley also strove to bring the U.S. sound to her adopted country. Her last project abroad, a tribute show to the 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald, received critical and public acclaim across the state of São Paulo. Haley is currently seeking new cultural connections between American jazz and Brazilian music, highlighting women composers. Haley is also a composer.
Find Haley on youtube:
On facebook:
And email:

Amy Rose - flute and piano
Most of Amy’s early musical life was dedicated to the study of classical music. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Three decades ago ago she delved into the world of Jewish music and founded Klezamir in 1986. Since then her band Klezamir recorded 4 CDs and played for hundreds of weddings, B'nai Mitzvot, concerts and school programs all around New England and New York. In addition to freelance gigs, Amy teaches piano and flute, and is also a musician at Temple Beth El in Springfield, MA and the JCA in Amherst, MA. She loves learning Latin and Arabic music and Spanish, playing Brazilian music, taking long walks and watching her kids grow up.
Listen to Amy and Zack’s duo Dream Street on youtube:
Listen to Klezamir here:
Contact Amy  at: 413-835-1484,

Zack Danziger - guitar
Zack is a freelance performer, composer, songwriter on guitar and voice. Zack earned his BA and MA in Jazz Performance on guitar at Queens College, NY, and taught music in public schools for 10 years in NYC and 8 years in Western MA. He enjoys playing and singing many genres of music including Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Show Tunes, and Goofy Tunes. He performs regularly at Country Clubs and private parties and events. He also enjoys accompanying other players and singers. Zack has two self-produced CDs: “Sun is All We Need,” (original jazz with lyrics feature some top notch NY musicians, gets radio play around the world) “Songs in the Key of Faith” features solo guitar version of hymns was recorded for the Watch Fire Music label. Both CDs are downloadable through his web-site. Zack writes music and sound effects for soundtracks for animation films.
Here is a youtube link to Zack’s jazz and original music:
Contact: 413 454 2002

Located in beautiful North Amherst, MA, Pioneer Valley Co-Housing creative forum for talented and visionary musicians to share their gifts and be supported by attendee contributions in a way that values their artistry and encourages their dedication to building a brighter world. Performances take place in the Common House “Great Room”: a space intimate enough to feel like a house concert but large enough to draw in the broader community. The series is a purely volunteer effort, organized by Co-Housing members who enjoy live music and want to share their delight with other music lovers in the Valley.

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