Tuesday, July 9
6 – 8 p.m.
Rio Bamba is a Chicago-based Brazilian jazz fusion band founded in 2005 that possesses a unique style. While all Brazilian music with its catchy dance rhythms is highly accessible to most people, Rio Bamba turns up the electricity, figuratively and literally, by ramping up tempos and bravado without ever 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.