I call my current music project, The Peace Ensemble, with Stan Strickland on sax and flute and depending on dates and regions outstanding musicians like John McDowell on piano and Bruce Gertz on bass. My concerts blend sound meditation, vocal and instrumental improvisational soundscapes, sacred jazz, world pop and soul, with poetry. We are available for festivals, club engagements, college concerts, select fundraisers, private events and wellness programs at holistic centers.
My lifelong involvement with the sacred and transformational properties of music is at the heart of her writing. Her independent CD, Love’s Song, released in 2009, has been enthusiastically received by audiences across the US, Brazil, Sweden and France. The Boston Herald’s, Larry Katz wrote,”The unforced sincerity and soulfulness of Greta Bro’s voice will touch you deep inside. Absolutely lovely.”
Greta’s original compositions draw on inspirational music from around the world such as Bossa nova, Latin, reggae and world pop. Her lyrics explore the human condition with insight, affection and compassion. Whether in small clubs or large festivals, on college campuses or house concerts, Greta’s intensely personal performing style and soulful sound has created a strong and lasting rapport with audiences in the US and Brazil.
Over the years Greta has performed with gifted musicians like Stan Strickland, Bob Moses, Baron Browne, Dudu Lima, Hermanes Abreu, John Macdowell, Ricardo Frota, Cyril Latruc, Mishaal Alomar, Syd Smart, Brad Hatfield, Wes Wirth, Maurice Cahen, Omar Gonan-Haela, Leo Qunitero, Mike Rivard, Peter Meyer, Sarah Mendelsohn and Ruthie Ristich. She has opened for musicians and groups such as Stan Strickland Group, Dudu Lima Trio, Hermanes Abreu, Carioca Freitas, Juarez Moreira, John MacDowell and Mamma Tongue and Azymuth.
She has played a variety of venues (partial list) Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA, Middle Eastern Cafe, Cambridge, MA, The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA, Swedenborg Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, Interface Foundation, Cambridge, MA, Peace Pagoda, Leverett, MA, South Church, Boston, MA, Union Theological Seminary, NYC, NY, Ibitipoca Jazz Festival, Ibitipoca, Brasil, Rockport Accoustic Festival, Rockport, MA, Beverly Music Festival, Beverly MA, Chiante’s Jazz Club, Beverly, MA, Northshore Jazz Project, Beverly, MA.
Greta’s Group has performed at fundraisers to benefit organizations such as Voces Arts and Healing, SFK (Success For Kids), Konpay in Haiti, RAICES and organization in Texas that offers legal assistance to immigrants, Cultural Survival and more.