North American soulful jazz and South American bossa nova come together in one landmark double bill as jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and Sérgio Mendes bring a half-century of hits to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. For this concert, Lewis celebrates the 50th anniversary of his groundbreaking, Grammy-winning album The In Crowd with cuts from that album and other classics. He’s joined by Sérgio Mendes, a pioneering musician who helped introduce bossa nova to America with Brasil ‘66 and timeless songs like “Mas Que Nada” and “The Fool on the Hill.” To help enrich the concert experience, a free informative talk about this legendary duo, moderated by Theatertimes.org’s Cristofer Gross, will precede the show.
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