ónia “LittleB” Cabrita
Lisbon – 1978
Endorsed by: Funkyreps & OderyDrums / LEAR In Ears (HK), Vater Sticks
In addition to my “LittleB” band I play drums in Viviane’s support band; aportuguese main stream act. Beside that, I’m flaJAZZados’ former member; a native spoken word jazz outfit which is turn Zé Eduardo’s [portuguese jazz guru] sid project.
With the mentioned groups I’ve toured and played at some of the most weighty domestic pop and jazz festivals and did a few dates in Spain as well; Sedajazz International Festival, Sons do Atlântico Festival, Sines em Jazz Festival, Med Festival, Valado dos Frades Jazz Festival, Lagos Jazz Festival, Montemor-o-Novo Jazz Festival, Almodôvar Jazz Festival, Jazz no Inverno Festival and at Lisbon’s Fábrica de Braço de Prata.
Performed at New York City’s “CBGB”, at Baltimore’s “An Die Musik” and at Macau Jazz Festival in China with “Zé Eduardo Unit”.
I had also the privilege of playing with Greg Tardy and with David Murray; Peter King herein Portugal.
Meanwhile I get to work regularly with local musicians, covering Algarve’s and Spain clubs.
Taugh drums at Sines Art School, since its inauguration [2008-2010] and give private drum lessons at my studio in Faroand in Colegio Bernardette Romeira [Portugal] too. I’ve studied drums with professor Michael Lauren [ESMAE] and I have attended several jazz seminars, workshops and master classes around Portugal and Spain: Terri Lyn Carrington [Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves] Jordi Ross [Brad Mehldau Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz], Gerald Cleaver [Miroslav Vitous, William Parker, Jeremy Pelt], Frank Tiberi [Woody Herman Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman], Doug Weiss [Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz, Joe Williams], Billy Drummond [Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins] and Nasheet Waits [Greg Osby, Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano]…
A short retrospective. I’ve started my music and drums studies in 1994 at Associação Filarmónica de Faro [AFF] with professor Joaquim Furtado and I have been hitting & beating since then. Formed and I been former member with a handful of groups, won some national musical contests and got my share of media coverage as newcomer. With some of these bands I got to share the stage with relevant domestic and international artists.
From 2000 to 2002 studied at Barreiro’s Jazz School. In 2002 played at Lisbon’s First Festa do Jazz do São Luiz, a significant annual portuguese jazz rendezvous and I’ve been “K’s Choice”, drummer for-one-day as a national broadcast radio station [RTP Antena 3] contest winner.
I’ve lived in Barcelona [ES] during 2007 tattend “Taller de Musics” Jazz School and had lessons with professors Ramon Angel Ray, drums and Cristina Canet, music theory. During this particular period I had the opportunity of working with some local acts and did a few gigs a Barcelona’s club circuit. In April 2012 I released my first album called “LittleB”, with original compositions.
In December 2013 I manage to form an all jazz female band called “Girlson Fire” with great jazz instrumentist from Portugal, Spainand Germany.
December 2014 she was the Drummer for the Iberia Tour of Dilana (USA), due to my good work on drums, Dilana invited her to be her official drummer.
In 2015 toured all the European tour with Dilana and now in 2016 going to make the USA tour.
In 2015 I also formed a rock band called GAIJAS that have been touring all over Portugal and will record their first original album late this year.
Early 2016 from January to March I toured the U.S.A with the Rock star Supernova (americam reality show) Dilana Smith. We toured from NYC to California.
Check out my solo album at: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SoniaLittleBCabrita
Artistas no activo neste momento com quem toco :
Viviane- FADO PORTUGAL
GAIJAS – ROCK- Portugal
AS OUTRAS- Rock covers Portugal
Ze Eduardo Unit – Jazz – Portugal
Sonia ” Little B” Cabrita- projecto a solo – Jazz – Portugal
Sónia “Little B” Cabrita TM : +351 966791673