On October 26, 2013, Sergio Mendes, the undisputed king of Brazilian Jazz performed a sold out show at The Cobb Energy Centre here in Atlanta Ga. The concert was part of Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots Series and was appropriately called “A Night In Rio”. Sergio performed songs from his vast catalog of music dating back to the early 1960’s as well as some of his newer material. The multi Grammy award winner is credited for fusing Brazilian music with American jazz creating his own unique sound of popular music. Before the show I got a chance to sit down with the living legend. In the interview Sergio Mendes talks about what American Music and Brazilian Music have in common as well as working with Will.I.am, India.Irie and Justin Timberlake.
Check out the interview with Sergio Mendes below:
Check out a few pics from Sergio Mendes’ Performance at The Cobb Energy Centre :