Mente Clara Returns to One2One!


Mente Clara Returns to One2One!

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Event Date & Time: 

Thu Nov 03, 2016 - 10:15PM CDT
Event Type: 
  • Concert

After a six month absence from the Austin scene, Mente Clara is back to celebrate five years of existence! We'll play old music, new musc, and probably some as yet unwritten music. Plus, we'll have some special guests playing with us.

Mente Clara was born in Texas out of a love for the music of Hermeto Pascoal and other Brazilian masters. "Their judiciously reverberant sound and over the top arrangements illuminate Mente Clara's carefully considered contrasts, bringing welcome vibrancy and presence to the performances." (Raul da Gama, World Music Report.) They combine soaring melody, sophisticated jazz harmony, and the danceable rhythms of Northeastern Brazil into a sound that is all their own. Straddling the line between jazz, world music, and fusion, the band has toured from coast to coast, developing a reputation for exciting live shows along the way. Their second album, Forrozêra, was released on June 2, 2015, and has been praised for its “dynamic rhythmic attack.” (Dave Sumner, Bird Is The Worm)

Brian Donohoe and Jonathan McNutt on saxophones
Jan Flemming on accordion
Owen Summers on keys
Daniel Durham on bass
Aaron Parks on drums
Bruno Vinezof on percussion

$7 Cover

Mente Clara At WobeonFest 2015 (Austin World Music & Jazz Fusion Festival) --1