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Jazz Fest

Joan GriffithSambanova : 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.

Bryan NicholsJazz: 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. 

Tres MudosThe 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!