Sons of Brasil.

Winterlude - Sons of Brasil

7 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 | Polsky Theatre

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Kansas City natives, led by trumpeter Stan Kessler, transport audiences to a nightclub in Ipanema or Leblon.


The Sons of Brasil plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with the flavor and passion one can only find at a nightclub in Ipanema or Leblon. This group of native Kansas Citians invites audiences to sample these sounds, which stem from their love and admiration of “musica bem brasileira.”

Led by trumpeter, band leader, educator and clinician Stan Kessler, The Sons of Brasil is a core sextet drawn from the talent-rich musical community in the Kansas City area. The band includes Danny Embrey on guitar, Greg Whitfield on bass, Doug Auwater on drums, Gary Helm on percussion and Roger Wilder on piano.

The Sons of Brasil proves that a Midwestern band, playing a host of exciting Brazilian-flavored music, can be authentic and successful with spicy sambas and cushy bossa nova music tailor-made for lovers of the genre.