Celebrate the music of Brazil and 50 years of the Bossa
Nova—the marriage of subtle Brazilian rhythms and American bebop jazz. By blending jazz sensibilities with his native roots, Brazilian-born Chicago guitarist and singer Paulinho Garcia takes us on a journey to discover how the
Bossa Nova came to be. Accompanied by the warm, pristine vocals of Grazyna Auguscik and a star-studded cast of Chicago musicians including Greg Fishman (saxophone), Jim Gailloreto and The Hawk String Quartet, this innovative
ensemble is joined by special guests, Julien Labro
(accordion) and bossa nova master musician João Donato (piano).