Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8pm
The Music Center
$29 - $69
An Evening with Sergio Mendes
Grammy Award-winner Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned 5 decades and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova, samba, and pop have come to define Brazilian music. His classic song “Mas Que Nada” is the first Portuguese language song to ever hit Billboard’s US Pop chart, making the composer, keyboardist, and vocalist one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time.
- Mendes received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio.
- Mendes’ iconic album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, joining Bruce Springsteen’s Born in The U.S.A. in the class of historically significant recordings.
- Mendes continues to make new music collaborating with the likes of Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and the Black Eyed Peas.
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