“Mehmari isn’t simply prolific. His work has floored writers and fellow musicians around the globe. Each piece seems to channel volumes of musical history and understanding. He deftly integrates whatever interests him at the moment, but nothing about his work sounds calculated.” – Charleston City Paper
Making his first-ever appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center is pianist and composer André Mehmari, one of Brazil’s most exciting and prolific musicians. Through his mastery of Popular Brazilian Music (“MBP”), jazz, and European classical music, Mehmari possesses a uniquely captivating musical voice that fans of any of these genres will love. Though he has dazzled U.S. audiences on occasion, primarily in a major festival appearance, this is an extremely rare opportunity to see him in the U.S. Mehmari’s guest tonight will be Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato, well known for his work not only with top Brazilian artists, but with such jazz musicians as Maria Schneider, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Brian Blade, Danilo Pérez, Jimmy Greene, Billy Childs, and more. Don’t miss out on this one!