Born 1936 in Porto Alegre, Brazil Died 08 Oct 1999 in Tampa, Florida
BIO: Manfredo Fest was one of the pioneers of bossa nova and helped define it during a long career that spanned continents. He is one of the group of Latin jazz musicians who took samba rhythms and American jazz and created a fusion that played out for four decades in his native Brazil. The pianist brought his hard-swinging sound to Minneapolis in 1967, joined the Sergio Mendes-produced Bossa…
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