Brazilian music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots.

The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi. The new sound combined samba and jazz to form a romantic mixture called Bossa nova. Tonight’s Brazilian stars define the genre.

Sergio Mendes: multi - Grammy winner and undisputed master of pop Brazilian jazz, brings his music to the Cobb Centre… Sergio grew up in Brazil, but it was in the us were he fused his Brazilian roots with American Jazz and R&B to create a new sound that brought his unique musical blend to the world!

Eliane Eias: pianist, singer, composer, Downbeat award winner, Swing Journal Gold Disc awardee, multi Grammy award nominee… Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental piano jazz.

Tonight we turn Atlanta into Rio!