Sambanova : A Celebration of Brazilian Music
Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., at Central Library
Joan Griffith and Sam Miltich, two of Minnesota's premiere jazz musicians, will play many styles of Brazilian music including samba and bossa nova on guitar and mandolin.
Jazz: New Forms and Original Works
Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Anthony Park Library
Pianist/composer and McKnight Fellow Bryan Nichols leads his quartet (JT Bates, Brandon Wozniak, James Buckley) through a program of original works showcasing the depth and possibilities of original jazz composition, from the storied works of the great 20th-century composer/instrumentalists to the new music of modern musical explorers.
The Music of Three Worlds
Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m., at Arlington Hills Library
Authentic and original, the music of Tres Mundos blends salsa, samba and jazz. Tres Mundos features pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the United States.
Dancing is encouraged!