Tocado is a Saxophone and guitar duo that performs Bossa Novas and Jazz. The music Tocado play is melodic, happy and tranquil. Perfect, as background ambience at a special occasion. A key feature of Bossa nova is its cool, relaxed style, perhaps owing to the fact that it was developed in the beachside areas of Rio de Janeiro.
The idea behind Tocado was to replicating live, this amazing music from Brasil. The set list was inspired by the greats such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendez, Baden Powel, Marcos Valle, Stan Getz and Astrid Gilberto.
‘Tocado’, in Portuguese means, ‘to play’.
Initially it was just for fun, however the group has been popular and has performed at many events including AMP awards nights, the Hatoneale Christmas party and many wedding ceremonies. They are also regulars at the Space in Manly and have acquired a following from the local Brasilian community.
The group can also be a trio or a quartet with Vocals or Percussion added.
Scott Baulderstone – Tenor Saxophone
Mark Chivers – Guitar
Mark has just finished a Diploma of Classical Guitar at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney.
Marcia Maydana – Vocals A Brasilian native who grew up listening to Bossa Nova.
Craig Morrison – Congas
The play list includes classic bossa Novas such as Girl from Ipanema, One Note Samba, Wave, Corcovado and many more. Tocado also do Jazz standards like All of Me, Favourite things, Summer Time. Let us know if you’d like to see a detailed song list.