Portuguese Ambassador's Residence Gala Concert and Dinner Reception by the Ambassador's Chef
Join us on your own or with friends for the rare delight of an evening at the Portuguese Ambassador's residence featuring a Jazz and Fado concert by three fine musicians, two of Portuguese finest, and an acclaimed U.S. jazz singer. After the concert enjoy a buffet dinner feast of Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for us by the Ambassador's chef.

Event Date

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Portuguese Ambassador’s residence
2125 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire optional.

Event Description

The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Portugal and His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, as well as the "Arte Institute" of Portugal and the "Center for Music Connections" cordially request the pleasure of your company for the rare delight of an evening featuring a delightful jazz and Fado concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for you by the Ambassador’s chef!

An Enchanting Gala Evening of Music & Portuguese Culture
Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States

The evening begins with a delightful concert by Fernanda Paulo and Dana Marcine (Singers) and Renato Diz (Piano player), three of the finest and most talented jazz and Fado musicians from Portugal and the U.S. The intimate and beautiful setting of the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence provides the perfect setting for you to discover Portugal through all your senses while meeting the Ambassador, distinguished diplomats and staff at the embassy along with ICDC members in attendance. Discounted tickets available for a limited time.

The dinner buffet of Portuguese delicacies prepared by the Ambassadors’ chef will be presented with limited seating. The dinner reception also includes wine and drinks served at the bar.

"The Fado-Jazz Connection"

Fernanda Paulo, Portuguese fado singer and actress, and Dana Marcine, acclaimed U.S. jazz singer/songwriter, accompanied by the Portuguese pianist, Renato Diz, will involve you in the captivating music of fado and jazz. This concert will take you into the heart and soul of culture:
Striving for love over isolation; perseverance over fatalism; power over powerlessness.
Fado and Jazz express universal human desires for love, respect, and justice, borne by the disenfranchised lacking economic and political power. Through their music, each group achieved recognition and a social voice that could never again be silenced.

This enchanting evening will demonstrate the shared human qualities and fundamental connections between us – the heart and soul of Portuguese-U.S. understanding.

Dana Marcine is a vocalist/songwriter residing in New York and Texas.
She is bandleader of two jazz ensembles: "Jazzified", and "The Dana Marcine Quartet". With a Master's degree in music, she has studied music of the Baroque and Renaissance, sung opera, been a classical soloist, choir director, music educator, jazz improviser and composer. Her original songs are available on Pandora.com, and radio stations across the U.S. She is very interested in music of all cultures, and exploring the connections that bring us together. Dana Marcine's repertoire includes jazz standards and originals. Many of Dana's originals can be heard on Pandora Radio at Dana Marcine Radio. www.danamarcinejazz.com

Please reserve your tickets soon, as space is very limited and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Discounted tickets available for a limited time. As we reach capacity, the ticket price is subject to increase.

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM Admission commences.

The wine bar and the dinner buffet reception will be presented after the concert.

9:30 PM Event Concludes

Due to security and space considerations, you must reserve a ticket in advance to attend. Please arrive with photo ID that matches the name on your reservation and the credit card used to make the reservation. Due to strict security considerations all guest must have a reservation and photo ID to attend. Absolutely no door sales.

We Are Grateful for Your Support

We greatly appreciate your contribution towards the International Club of DC Inc by making your reservation. Your support makes it possible for us to present diverse cultural events to our members. Kindly note that your contribution is unrelated to the embassy or venue the event is being presented at and all proceeds from the event are used solely by International Club of DC Inc. to cover expenses related to presenting cultural events to our members.


Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Ambassador's residence. Uber or other transportation service is highly recommended.

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Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

Fernanda Paulo is a Portuguese singer and actress. Departing from Fado and its themes, Fernanda Paulo presents theatre and music shows, marked by the multidisciplinary fusion of styles, seeking new paths, without disregarding tradition. Her latest album “Ar de Fado” shows the spirit of the traditional fado. We can find the Portuguese “saudade” and a lot of other strong feelings in her voice.

Renato Diz (Portugal) moved to NewYork Cityi n 2011 to pursue a double Master Degree in Jazz and Classical performance at New York University, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His main instructors are internationally - acclaimed jazz artists Ralph Alessi, Jean - Michel Pilc, Tony Moreno, Bruce Arnold and Andy Milne, and Marilyn Nonken in classical and post - modern repertoire.
Duringth is time he was awarded a NYU Scholarship for Outstanding Performance, Ella Fitzgerald Scholar ship and Leake & Watts Citizenship Award. Renato finds inspiration in many art forms and has composed, performed and recorded post - modern, experimental, new jazz, pop, heavy metal, and world music. In 2015 his project “I will play your soul” was selected to be featured at “IDEAS Festival” at the New Museum. Renato dedicates his life to creating music that transcends musical style to touch audiences with a sound that is puré and universal in message and meaning. As a performer Renato Diz has played at some of the most prestigious stages in the United States, South America and Europe both solo and as part of diverse artistic projects.