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- A pair of tickets to see three-time Grammy winning Brazilian legend Sérgio Mendes at Jazz Alley
- Thursday, March 6th at 7:30pm
- And free parking!
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes three-time Grammy winning Brazilian legend Sérgio Mendes. Band members joining Mr. Mendes are Gracinha Leporace (singer), Katie Hampton (singer), Michael Shapiro (drums), Scott Mayo (keyboards/horns/vocals), Hussain Jiffry (bass), Kleber Jorge (guitar), GIBI (percussion) and H2o (rapper). One show Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Two shows Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm all nights.
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One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five-decades and continues to evolve.
Known for his collaborations and breaking boundaries his Timeless (2006) CD was a collaboration with contemporary pop, rock, urban and hip-hop artists, including Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Black Eyed Peas—with a re-recording of his early gem “Mas Que Nada” alongside Gracinha Leporace, Mendes’ wife. 2008′s Encanto featured neo-soulster Ledisi and Spanish-language favorite Juanes. In 2011, Mendes released his 39th album, Celebration: A Musical Journey, which represented his 50 years as a recording artist and included classics from his career as well as new recordings with Ivete Sangalo and Siedah Garrett, among them a remake of “The Fool on the Hill.” He also performed the classic at the 2011 MusiCares Gala Honoring Sir Paul McCartney.
Mendes’ iconic album: HERB ALPERT PRESENTS SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL ’66 was also inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame, joining Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., and others in the 2012 class of historically significant recordings. In 2012 Mendes also received his first Oscar® nomination in the music category for “Real In Rio” from the animated, 3-D feature film “Rio.” In addition to being the executive music producer for the blockbuster film, he also contributed five songs to the movie. The soundtrack, Rio: Music from the Motion Picture, featured re-recorded versions of his hits “Mas Que Nada” and “Valsa Carioca.” Mendes, once again, was responsible for bringing the distinctive rhythms of Brazil to a global audience.