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Sergio Mendes Talks Brazilian Music, Oct 26 "A Night In Rio" Jazz Roots Event


The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26.  He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.

Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.

The new sound combined samba and jazz to form a romantic mixture called Bossa Nova. These Brazilian stars define the genre. Sergio Mendes is a multi-Grammy winner and undisputed master of Pop Brazilian Jazz. Sergio grew up in Brazil but it was in the U.S. where he fused his Brazilian roots with American jazz and R&B to create a new sound that brought his unique musical blend to the world!

Eliane Elias is a pianist, singer, composer, DownBeat Award Winner, and multi-Grammy Award nominee. Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive musical style which blends her Brazilians roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental piano jazz! Join us as we turn Atlanta into Rio!

Want to go see A Night In Rio at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre?  Click here for ticket info.