Pop-inflected Brazilian jazz: no one plays the genre better than Brazilian pianist/songwriter Sergio Mendes. Over the past six decades, Mendes has shared his Latin-inspired, funky songs with the world, making more than 40 records, including the recently released Magic. He’s most known for the high-flying "Mas Que Nada" with Brasil ’66, but you’ll also be familiar with "Girl from Ipanema” and "Never Gonna Let You Go." The jazz icon has significantly slowed his tour schedule over the years, but does perform at select engagements, like the Spokane Symphony's SuperPops concert Saturday. As Mendes was originally trained in classical piano, it makes sense to combine his sultry tunes with the orchestra for an evening.
Sat, Nov. 1, at 8 pm • $28-$62 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200