Setting the Night Alight with Brazilian Jazz Duo

President Cruises, Halong Bay’s grandest vessel, will be hosting a Michelin star event like no other, with multi Michelin star chef John Burton-Race raising the standard of Halong Bay dining.

Following this glamorous dining experience will be an unforgettable night of jazz with Brazilian duo Gustavo and Mariana in the Piano Lounge. The talented pair will conjure dreams of a 1920s New York café with their selection of bossa nova, salsa and funk.

As a perfect palate cleanser to the evening’s feast of high-end dining, the jazz duo will move between an electric atmosphere and soothing beats in the luxurious Piano Lounge.

Running through jazz standards that stretch throughout the 20th century, Gustavo and Mariana will throw in licks of bossa nova, Brazilian samba, and funk. That doesn’t mean that they’ll shy away from more up-tempo rhythms though. Should the occasion call for it, Gustavo and Mariana are also armed with R&B and pop songs, with vocals in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Gustavo, a well-established pianist and composer, was born in a small town in São Paulo, Brazil. At age 18, with jazz rhythms running through his veins, Gustavo attended MPB Jazz and Piano, studying under André Marques, Hermeto Pascoal’s pianist.

Gustavo’s debut album, Novos Horizontes Apontam, was nominated for the 2017 Latin GRAMMY Awards, while his second album, Um Respiro, released in 2018, had the honor of including singers Filó Machado and Tatiana Parra.

Lead singer Marianna Mattos never fails to bring charm and charisma to the stage. A natural performer, Marianna began singing in highly regarded establishments all over Rio de Janeiro from the age of 17, and performed as band leader vocalist on Viking Ocean Cruises in 2018. Marianna’s voice is unique and passionate, and establishes an atmosphere rivaling that of any great jazz singer.

Following John’s own performance in the kitchen, Gustavo and Mariana will be found in the President’s chic Piano Lounge from 21:30 – 23:30. Make sure you see the night off with a cocktail in hand and the sound of jazz emanating from the boat – it’s sure to be an experience par excellence.

Cabins, which start at $2500, are selling fast. Get in touch to confirm your spot. 

>> Set an admirable night in the charming melody with Brazilian Jazz Duo