Twilight at the Pond Concert with The Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy free live music at sunset on Rudd Pond all summer long.

The Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, August 13 at 6 pm at  at Taconic State Park-Rudd Pond

***Please note earlier start time. Visitors arriving before 6 pm will be charged a parking fee.***

There has always been a love affair between Jazz and Brazilian music and Mia is a jazz vocalist enchanted by the music of Brazil. Mia and her ensemble of world-class Brazilian Jazz musicians bring joy, improvisation and adventuresome arrangements to the creative conversation between these two styles. With her warm voice, Mia delights in singing beautiful Brazilian melodies, playing in the waves of Brazilian rhythms and scatting her way through its rich harmonies back to jazz. You’ll hear Bossa Nova classics by Jobim sung in both English and Portuguese, compositions by contemporary Brazilian composers and swinging soloing that transcends all language! Mia‘s CD entitled “Encantada” was described by Scott Yarrow as “irresistable, inspired and extremely enjoyable”. Come take a sonic trip to Brazil, celebrate summer, leave your cares behind and let the Bossa Nova heal you, and the exciting energy of samba and jazz uplift you! Mia is joined tonight by Pete Levin on piano, Jason Ennis on guitar, Livio Almeida on sax and flute, Eduardo Belo on bass and Dennis Bulhoes on drums.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.


Arts Mid-Hudson Together We CreateThis project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.