Stan Kessler, founder of Sons of Brasil, leads the band at Sunday night’s Jazz Vespers. Photo by Larry Kopitnik.

Sons of Brasil spice up Jazz Vespers

Kansas City Jazz Vespers features the Sons of Brasil, a KC-based group that plays Brazilian jazz.  The spirited group will perform on Sunday evening, January 13, starting at 6 pm at the historic First Baptist Church of Kansas City, at the corner of Wornall and Red Bridge Roads.

Sons of Brasil is a popular jazz group that has performed every week since their inception in 1991. This would not be so remarkable, as Kansas City is renowned for its tradition of great jazz since the days of Count Basie and Charlie Parker. What is remarkable, is that this group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a night club in Ipanema or Leblon. The Sons of Brasil invite you to sample these sounds, which stem from their love and admiration of “musica bem brasileira.”

KC Jazz Vespers features 100 minutes of professional jazz in a concert setting!  It’s free and open to all! For more information, go to www.kcjazzvespers.com  or call 816-942-1866.

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