Our ‘Sergio Mendes Ticket Giveaway’ is back, and six lucky fans will have great seats for Sergio Mendes in concert.
This Giveaway has ended. Thank you for participating!
Enter our ‘Sergio Mendes Ticket Giveaway’ today, then tell five friends to enter, too. You’ll increase your chances to enjoy one of Chicago’s best Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz concerts of summer!
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All tickets are for the 5 pm concert performance on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at City Winery Chicago. You must include your full name, email address and phone number.
One entry per person. Tickets will be held under winners’ names at ‘Will Call’. Winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019.
New Album For Summer?
Now that his long-rumored musical documentary, Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy has been teased at the Cannes Film Festival, we can be sure that a new album (of the same name?) will be released soon.
Kept under wraps for more than two years, the film project was directed by John Scheinfeld and features John Legend, Harrison Ford, legendary Brazilian soccer star Pelé, Quincy Jones, Common and will.i.am.
Chicago Concert Review: 50 Years of Bossa Nova
From the opening batucada of ‘Cheche Magalena’ to the final encores, Sergio’s nine-piece ensemble covered the musical landscape, moving from strength to strength during the 90-minute set.
And the winners of our ‘Sergio Mendes Ticket Giveaway’ loved every minute.
Early favorites including ‘Pretty World’, ‘Fool On The Hill’ and ‘The Look of Love’ were faithful to the original vocal sound and style courtesy of Gracinha Leporace and Katie Hampton.
A cavalcade of Brazilian hits was folded into the mix: ‘Desafinado’, ‘Waters of March’ and ‘Samba da Minha Terra’ highlighted a brace of Bossa Nova hits.
‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ (featuring Hampton and saxophonist/singer Scott Mayo), Gilberto Gil’s ‘Pais Tropical’ and Chico Buarque’s ‘O Que Serra’ highlighted decades of ‘Brasil’ itinerations, while ‘Sou Eu’ was included from Sergio’s current album, ‘Magic’, and rapper H2O updated ‘Mas Que Nada’ from 2006’s ‘Timeless’.
And then there was Sergio Mendes with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s famous song:
“Back when I was in Chicago, I used to call this song ‘The Girl From Cicero’. I love that word… Cicero,” he laughed. “I think I’m going to have to move back here, because of you”, he told the audience.
Anyone here have an apartment available near Elm Street? You’ll find the Set List below.
Waters of March
Ela e Carioca
Girl From Ipanema
Promesa do Pescador/Samba da Minha Tera/Aqua de Beber
O Que Sera
Tico Tico Na Fuba
Never Gonna Let You Go
Goin’ Out Of My Head
Fool On The Hill
Look of Love
Mas Que Nada
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Monday, May 30, 2016
5 pm and 8 pm
City Winery Chicago
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Here’s What London’s Sergio Mendes Ticket Giveaway winners experienced:
Connect Brazil’s Sergio Mendes Ticket Giveaway for Sunday, June 30th 2019 5 pm at City Winery Chicago.