JAZZ and SAMBA – November 8, 2013
It was the legendary JAZZ and SAMBA Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1962 that was the BIG BANG moment to launch an exciting new sound from Brazil that merged Samba and American jazz into a newly created sound called Bossa Nova. This new music genre was created by Brazilian musicians Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and Luiz Bonfa, and popularized by jazz stars Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd.

Tonight's JAZZ and SAMBA show pays tribute to that amazing period by presenting a host of World Class award winning artists who have brought this music to the world.

Sergio Mendes: MultiYGRAMMY winner and undisputed master of pop Brazilian Jazz, 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: Pianist, singer, Downbeat Award winner, multiYGRAMMY nominee, bringer her sensuous voice and piano chops to this concert.

Airto: Brazilian percussion master started his career in the US with legends Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Chick Corea's Return to Forever.

Lee Ritenour: GRAMMY awardee and International Guitar poll winner, started his Brazilian music career with Sergio Mendes, and went on to produce many Brazilian jazz recordings with guests, Dave Grusin, Caetano Veloso, Joao Bosco, Dori Caymmi, and Ivan Lins.

Special guest: Joe Lovano: GRAMMY winner, Downbeat poll winner, and looked at as today's # 1 tenor sax star.