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Brasilia

The all-star sextet Brasilia features nationally renowned musicians who reside in San Diego. All coming from diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, blues, Latin music and pop, this ensemble of longtime friends perform in their own regular ensembles, and also reunite several times a year for Brasilia concerts. Brasilia features flutist Holly Hofmann, guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Kevin Hennessy, drummer Duncan Moore and percussionist Allan Phillips. From Jobim and Veloso to Nascimento and Chick Corea, as well as their own originals, this engaging band plays a varied mix of Brazilian music and Afro-Cuban jazz. Their performances are filled with dynamic improvisers and rhythmic excitement; a high-energy, distinctive and unusual take on the Latin music scene.