Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes

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The keyboard player and bandleader Sergio Mendes is the true ambassador of his beloved homeland of Brazil. From his jazz-samba days as leader of the Bossa Nova Trio and Sergio Mendes Brasil '66 and hit singles like The Look Of Love", Brasil 66, Mas Que Nada, and "Fool On The Hill" to his current exploration of Bahian hiphop, Sergio Mendes is "a man who may have left Brazil, yet never allowed Brazil to leave him."

He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song "Real in Rio" from the animated film Rio.

Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporace, who has performed with him since the early 1970s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he re-recorded in 2006 a version of his breakthrough hit "Mas Que Nada".

“Timeless” (2006) - This hit featuring India.Arie on lead vocal, is from the album of the same name. Justin Timberlake, John Legend and Stevie Wonder were also featured on other tracks, among others. These songs were re-recordings by several current singers and groups of Mendes and Brazil ‘66 songs.

Seregio Mendes made an appearance dancing along for one of the segments Pharrell Williams' 24 hour of happy.

Mendes served as co-producer on the soundtrack albums for two animated films about his homeland: 2011's Rio and its 2014 sequel.

Songs include:

  • Mas Que Nada
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Look of Love
  • Night and Day

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