Thursday, August 15
6 – 8 p.m.
Rio Bamba, a Chicago-based Brazilian jazz-fusion band founded in 2005, possesses a unique style. While all Brazilian music is highly accessible to most people with its catchy dance rhythms, Rio Bamba turns up the electricity, figuratively and literally, by ramping up tempos and bravado without disrespecting the source material.
Classic Brazilian jazz, samba, and bossa nova performed in the original Portuguese as well as in English may be this band’s forte, but they fearlessly “color outside the lines” and perform American jazz standards as well.