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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

The Sons of Brasil are bringing their brand of Brazilian jazz to Northwest Friday, March 6, for the University's next Encore performance.

The Sons of Brasil (above and below) are bringing their brand of Brazilian jazz to Northwest Friday, March 6, for the University's next Encore performance. (Submitted photos)

Feb. 27, 2015

Encore series performance to feature Sons of Brasil March 6

The Sons of Brasil are bringing their brand of Brazilian jazz to Northwest Friday, March 6, for the University's next Encore performance.

The Sons of Brasil are bringing their brand of Brazilian jazz to Northwest Friday, March 6, for the University's next Encore performance.

The Sons of Brasil and their unique Brazilian jazz sound will be the next featured performers in Northwest Missouri State University’s Encore performance series. The sextet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

Tickets may be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building or online.

The Sons of Brasil have become known for their compelling and dynamic rhythms, soaring melodies and lush harmonies while transcending age groups and musical tastes.

The musicians, who are natives of Kansas City, Mo., fell under the spell of Brazilian music and have assembled an impressive repertoire of music from virtually every region of Brazil. Founded by Stan Kessler, the group has been playing together for 23 years and includes Danny Embrey, Greg Whitfield, Doug Auwarter, Gary Helm and Roger Wilder.

The group uses a variety of instruments ranging from the trumpet and flugelhorn, to guitars and electric bass, percussion and keyboards, to create their unique sound.

For more information about The Sons of Brasil, including video clips, visit thesonsofbrasil.com.

For more information about the performance at Northwest or the Encore series, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 660.562.1226 or osi@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468