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South America in Kansas City - Sons of Brasil

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Sons of Brasil's new album "While You Were Out"

The bossa nova craze hit the US in the late 50's, and ever since then, that mellow Brazilian groove has been a standard part of many jazz musicians' repertoire. But when Kansas City musicians Stan Kessler, Doug Auwater, Danny Embrey and Greg Whitfield formed the Sons of Brasil in 1991, they were determined to dig deeper into the rhythmic soul of the country.

By Alex Smith

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Kansas City, MO – KC Currents' Alex Smith recently sat down with trumpeter Stan Kessler and percussionist Doug Auwater to talk about the music. Auwater said that despite his background in jazz, it was actually Brazilian pop music that really sparked his passion.

The release party for their new CD While You Were Out is Thursday, November 13th at Jardine's.

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