Funky Nova

Latin /Jazz/Funk Trio

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We play Brasilian Bossa Nova, Samba and other latin rhythms. We also play funky improvisations.

Frank Poyker - guitar, vocals, saxophone, keys

Frank Poyker is a multi instrumentalist. He learned piano and guitar as a teenager. Later he taught himself saxophone, flute and trumpet. About 5 years ago Frank fell in love with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba music, mainly by Brazilian composer Tom Jobim. He started to learn Portuguese lyrics in order to give the music the right feeling.

Sam Conomo - bass

Multi instrumentalist and guitar and bass teacher. Sam is a flamenco guitarist and an excellent bass player.

Frank Marino - drums

Frank Marino is a composer, multi instrumentalist and educator who began his musical life as a guitarist in 1967. Frank has played styles ranging from jazz, big band, funk, fusion, Afro Cuban, Brazilian classical, rock and pop among others in various groups across Australia. His formal musical studies include those at Drummers Collective in New York and the attainment of a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Classical composition.

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Set list
Girl from Ipanema
Samba de uma nota So
Amor em paz
Este seu olhar
Brigas nunca mais
Caminos crusados
Eu sei que vou te amar
Voce e Eu
Oh Barquinho
Ela e Carioca
Estrada Branca
Agua de Beber
Estrada do Sol
Oh Morro nao tem vez
Bye Bye Brazil
Dorme bem profundo
Ah Seu Pudesse
All the things you are
My funny Valentine
My favourite things
The Shadow of your Smile
Fly me to the moon
What a wonderful world
My Friend Flora
Tarde em Itapoa

We also have originals and we do funky improvisations.
Tom Jobim
Joao Gilberto
Roberto Menescal
Fabio Cadore
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