Latin Jazz - World Fusion
Sergio Mendes (vocals, keyboard); Gracinha Leporace, Katie Hampton, Rozzi Crane, H2O (vocals); Kleber Jorge Pimenta (guitar); Carlos "Yutaka" Del Rosario (keyboard); Hussain Jiffry (bass); Michael Shapiro (drums); GIBI (percussion).
Sat 9 July 2011 17:45 - 19:00 Nile
His fiftieth anniversary in the music business needs to be celebrated. With a double CD, and of course with his presence at the North Sea Jazz Festival. The career of 70-year-old Sergio Mendes started with his collaboration with bossa nova pioneers Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. In the five decades since then, he has played with a long list of jazz legends as well as pop stars. In his series of hit records - varying from a cover of Scarborough Fair to Mas Que Nada - he has mixed soul and funk with his bossa nova jazz pop. Although he has never really left the stage, he had a full-blown comeback when he released the hit album Timeless, working with present-day stars like The Black Eyed Peas and Erykah Badu. His "Best Of" album, released this spring, carries a title that would sum up a Mendes concert nicely: Celebration: A Musical Journey.