Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes plays Seattle September 27th – 29th.
Mendes started his career with 1961′s Dance Moderno and the groups Bossa Rio and the Sergio Mendes Trio. From the mid ‘60s to the late ’70s, Mendes established his legendary status by taking numerous albums and singles to the top of the charts. But it was Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 which sparked global stardom. Enjoying immense popularity, Mendes added soul and funk to his jazz and pop, but always with a Brazilian rhythm. His earlier single, “Mas Que Nada,” marked the first time that a song sung entirely in Portuguese hit Billboard’s Pop chart in the U.S. Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova/samba and his distinctive pop instrumentation features melodies with distinct sophistication and alluring sexiness that ultimately came to define Brazilian music.
Reservation information at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley