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The infectious sounds of Brazilian music come to the new Dizzy's on Feb. 17, when the fifth annual Brasil Jazz Festa returns to San Diego, featuring nine musicians, four bands playing four shows, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending...

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker's group with pianist Danny Green, bassist Justin Grinnell, and drummer Julien Cantelm play in the first set, as does the Danny Green Trio, with Grinnell and Cantelm.

Following an intermission, the second set begins with flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann who performs with guitarist Joe Amato and percussionist Steve Haney. Finally, Sao Paulo guitarist/vocalist Dani Lasalvia takes the stage with percussionist Claudia Lyra and the drums of Cantelm.

"There will be four groups, but all nine musicians are collaborating a bit in each set," says Adams Tucker. "The inspiration for this came from attending the California Brazil Camp, a two-week music workshop featuring 8 to 15 musicians. All of the people in my bands have attended. The first four years of the Festa were held at the Encinitas Library, but this year we're coming to Dizzy's. These events have been heavily attended in the past--in fact, people have been calling me for the last few months wondering if we are doing it again.

"Because of all the musicians and the four shows, the tickets are a little higher ($20), but then again, it's not just a concert, it's a festival!"


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