Tuesday, June 4
6 – 8 p.m.
Paulinho Garcia (guitar/vocals), Geraldo de Oliveira, and Heitor Garcia (percussion) come from the same Brazilian city, Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais). Paulinho has been playing with Geraldo for more than 45 years and with Heitor, his brother, since he first began playing music. Paulinho Garcia, the group leader, performs at many well-known jazz festivals, theaters, jazz cruises, and jazz venues around the world. He is also a music educator, on faculty at Roosevelt University and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Among his awards are: Chicago's Best Jazz Entertainer, 2002; Brazilian Person of the Year, 2010; Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz, 2010; and, most recently, Brazilian Best Vocalist, 2012. This trio brings to you the authentic and official Brazilian rhythm, the samba.