Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "serious triple threat," Grammy Award nominee Clarice Assad is praised internationally for her work as a pianist, arranger, vocalist, and composer. The daughter of Sérgio Assad—one half of the celebrated duo the Assad Brothers, arguably the greatest classical duo in the history of Brazilian music—and the cousin of guitar master Badi Assad, Clarice's talents are the product of a rich musical heritage.
A versatile artist of musical depth and sophistication, Clarice's compositions have been performed and recorded by musicians both in the classical and the jazz realms.Imaginarium blends and unifies the old and the new, exploring sonic worlds from Brazilian music, pop, rap, jazz, opera, musical theater, new age, classical world music, and more. Skillfully integrated into an 11-track CD of original compositions, the album features more than 40 musicians from around the globe. Colorfully orchestrated and featuring unusual combinations of voice and instrumentation, the album was inspired by elements of nature and how they weave into the human condition.