We are the premier Brazilian Entertainment Company in Chicago, specializing in Brazilian music and Brazilian dance. We perform a variety of Brazilian musical styles: Bossa Nova (Brazilian Jazz), Samba, Forro, MPB, Axe and more. We also provide Rio de Janeiro style Carnaval theme entertainment with samba dancers in costume.
I hired Planeta Azul & Passistas Samba dancers for my birthday party at Real Tenochtitlan in Chicago. It was the best birthday ever! The band slammed and kept everyone on their feet all night! The dancers were the icing on the cake! Not only were they beautiful, they put on a great show. Everyone had a blast learning how to samba. Planeta Azul Entertainment is the best choice hands down for Brazilian entertainment! You guys helped make my birthday celebration so special, it was an event we will never forget. Thank you for a truly great time!
When deciding on the entertainment for our private party, we looked at other Brazilian dance groups in Chicago but decided to go with Planeta Azul & Passistas because of their extreme professionalism and superb talent. We hands down made the right decision!! They were the hit of the party and fulfilled our every wish. This is a class 'A' group that is sure to gain notoriety as the elite Brazilian dance and music performers in Chicago!
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Planeta Azul Samba Band is an artistically rich group of Brazilian musicians complimented by our lovely Samba dancers, 'Passistas'. Together we bring the splendor of Brazilian music and dance to every event, celebrating the beauty of sound, movement, and culture. Whether you require a smooth Bossa Nova (Brazilian Jazz) background/dinner concert or a lively and danceable carnival sound with beautiful samba dancers, we are sure to make your event an affair to remember!
The Planeta Azul Band is led by Luciano Antonio, a force in the Brazilian music scene in Chicago. Luciano was born into a musical family in rural Iretama, Parana, Brazil’s southern region. Luciano’s music journey led him to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) where he received a bachelor’s degree in music performance. After successfully completing his education at UMKC, he relocated to Chicago where he has since established himself as a popular Band leader for Planeta Azul and very highly respected Brazilian Jazz Artist. Luciano also teaches Brazilian percussion and guitar. Make no mistake; Luciano has placed his stamp on the Brazilian music scene in Chicago not just through his soulful renditions of some of Brazil's greatest compositions, but through his original works and collaborations. Recent engagements include a tour of China with Planeta Azul and Passistas Samba Dance Troupe, Sochi Russia, the Jakarta International Jazz Festival (Jak Jazz), performances for the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Summerdance and several commercial releases.
Luciano with Planeta Azul has proudly performed locally, nationally as well as internationally. We are also incredibly proud of our mission on education via Brazilian music and dance. Below are some of our educational outreach partners:
Bright Future International, Sochi, Russia: <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5NWIzVjBkUzVpWlM5eGFFTmhhblJaUWprNVp3JTNEJTNE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9xaENhanRZQjk5Zw%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9xaENhanRZQjk5Zw%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/qhCajtYB99g</a></a>
Planeta Azul China Tour, Guangdong South Culture Development Co. Ltd.
Planeta Azul Passistas featured as dark matter in the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman:
<a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5NWIzVjBkUzVpWlM5bk9YaFdkbW93YVU1aE5BJTNEJTNE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9nOXhWdmowaU5hNA%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9nOXhWdmowaU5hNA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/g9xVvj0iNa4</a></a>
Planeta Azul Passistas, Rio 2 National Tour, Midwest Region
Planeta Azul Library Series with local public libraries:
- Friends of Oak Brook Public Library
- Grand Prairie Public Library
- Round Lake Area Public Library
- Niles Public Library
- Prairie Trails Public Library
Cicero School District: <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5NWIzVjBkUzVpWlM5VmIweHNTMHRrWlc5ZmR3JTNEJTNE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9Vb0xsS0tkZW9fdw%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9Vb0xsS0tkZW9fdw%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/UoLlKKdeo_w</a></a>
Summerdance Chicago Festival
World Music Festival, Chicago
Maywood School District
MAAFA Black History Journey of Remembrance, Trinity United Church of Christ
Crafts Festival, DuSable Museum of African American History
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky: <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5NWIzVjBkUzVpWlM5UFF6RlhVM1J2ZWtkRFJRJTNEJTNE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9PQzFXU3RvekdDRQ%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9PQzFXU3RvekdDRQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/OC1WStozGCE</a></a>
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Latin Gala Charities, Wichita Falls, Texas
We invite you to visit our websites and read our very happy client testimonials! Luciano also plays classical guitar for weddings, social events and private functions.
Written by Rachel Montiel
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