Sambeleza Concert

Southbury Library, 100 Poverty Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

Sambeleza: Music of Brazil Sambeleza performs a wide variety of Brazilian songs - both old and new - with a jazz twist. Sambeleza came into being in 2009 as the combined brainchild of vocalist and São Paulo native Isabella Mendes, Brazilian guitar specialist Joe Carter and jazz bassist Jeff Fuller, with the idea of performing many of the colorful songs of Brazilian composers from the early 20th century to the present, with originals by the group members thrown into the mix.

Sambeleza creates tapestries of guitars, percussion and vocals in both Portuguese and English interweaving the rhythms, harmonies and melodies of bossa nova and samba with exciting jazz improvisation.