Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sergio Mendes at Umbria Jazz

This summer the great Sergio Mendes was performing at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia, Italy. His show was actually part of the "Brasilian Night" put together by the artistic director of the festival, 
Mr Carlo Pagnotta. 

Sergio Mendes' lovely wife, Gracinha Leporace, was one of his vocalists. The other two female singers were American, much to my surprise! (They spoke and sang fluent Brazilian Portuguese.) You see them here backstage, preparing for the show. Don't they all look stunning? Wow!

The show was another one to remember, just like the one in 2006, when Italy won the world cup (football). I still get goosebumps when I think of that night... Mr Mendes sure knows how to throw a party!
And Umbria Jazz always creates the perfect atmosphere!

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