Airto comes to Yoshi's- the spirit of Brazilian rhythm keeps on burning

Jazz great has long history in the music

When Airto steps on stage at Yoshi's San Francisco, a few in the audience will know that they are listening to a master of percussion who was at the very start of what can be called the second wave of Brazillian music. And he recorded with almost everyone who wanted that Brazillian sound.
After the first wave of Brazilian sounds hit the US shores, a big wave followed. Airto was in demand on recording after recording. And the idea of a percussionist in the band became a standard element of many groups.
He now plays with the next generation of artists, led by his own daughter, Diana and her husband, Krishna Booker.
When he recorded with the band Return to Forever with Chick Corea, he was at the very top of the creative response to the first wave of the music from Brazil. It will be fascinating to see him now. This is another show in the Yoshi's celebration of their 40th anniversary. Real fans of world music will not want to miss it. Airto appears tonight, September 11, for one night only. Yoshi's San Francisco has plenty of low cost parking at the Japan Center Garage, and a full dinner and bar menu.
Tuesday, September 11, 8pm only
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant
Ken Vermes writes about music and culture.

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