Seu Jorge performs at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)
A lone figure poignantly sat with his guitar in the middle of the stage, wearing a wool cap, dungarees, and a polo shirt. It might seem an odd ensemble for a sincere performance, particularly given the musician’s shirt is emblazoned with “Team Zissou,” but Seu Jorge is no ordinary performer.
The Brazilian artist regaled a very sold-out house at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 8 with tales of how he came to participate in the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and how he took up a number of acoustic covers by David Bowie at the urging of director Wes Anderson. To say the show was a hit would be the understatement of the year — the audience went mad for the Seu Jorge show, which consisted of nothing but those Bowie covers.
If you missed it, fear not! Seu reprises the show locally again at the Howard Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 13. I urge you to go and experience the Portuguese-language tribute to the era of Ziggy Stardust.
Watch Seu Jorge perform “Life on Mars” at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 8 in a video by Theresa C. Sanchez:
Since Bowie’s passing in January, DC has seen its share of tributes and wakes to the career of a fantastic musician. But as I noted in our Nov. 8 review of Seu Jorge’s show, “Seu sang with passion, and his capable guitar transported us across romantic spaces. It was a revelation to remember the fire in the original Bowie glam compositions, and Seu wisely stripped them down and let that fire glow.”
A VIP meet and great option is available in addition to general admission. The VIP package includes VIP early entry into the venue, an exclusive meet and greet with Seu Jorge, a personal photograph with Seu Jorge, and exclusive merchandise.
Tickets are available online. See you there!
Seu Jorge Presents “The Life Aquatic,” A Tribute to David Bowie
Tuesday, Dec. 13
$38.50 GA/$191 VIP