Jazz & Samba Conversations Series w/ Sam Martinelli and featuring Freddie Hendrix

Brazilian drummer Sam Martinelli, presents a Brazilian Jazz concert featuring guest Freddie Hendrix, one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. He has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. Brazilian music and Jazz have a long history of music integration, especially after the Bossa Nova movement that took place in Rio in the late 50s and spread throughout the world after the Carnegie Hall concert in 1962, where Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and many others were presented to the world.Jazz and Brazilian musicians always had respect and appreciation for one another, and this performance is part of a series of interviews and concerts that Mr. Martinelli is developing with the goal of keeping this beautiful cultural exchange between these two music cultures – Jazz, a truly American art, and Samba, a truly Brazilian art.

Sat, Oct 28
2:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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