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Jazz Ensembles perform 'A Brazilian Affair,' May 8

The Princeton University Jazz Ensembles will perform "A Brazilian Affair: The Relationship Between Brazilian Music and Jazz" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The program will feature performances by the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble II and the Afro-Groove Ensemble, as well as guest-performances by saxophonist Don Braden and Brazilian percussionist Guilherme Franco.

Braden, the former music director for Bill Cosby's "Cosby Show," has produced 11 CD projects as a leader and nearly 50 recordings as a sideman. Franco is one of the foremost jazz percussionists in the world and is the winner of Downbeat Magazine's Critics' and Readers' Poll Award.

The concert will showcase the sound and sensibility of Brazilian music as well as feature the world premiere of a commissioned work for big band by Grammy Award-winning composer and saxophonist Bob Mintzer.

The event is sponsored by the Princeton University Jazz Program . Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the Richardson Auditorium ticket office, (609) 258-5000.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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