It is no secret that I love the music of Brazil and its musicians. It has been my pleasure to work with a number of outstanding young musicians from Brazil during their time in the graduate program at the University of Louisville. Pianist Diego Lyra Medieros, percussionists Lourenço Vasconcellos and Bruno Souza are the backbone of the Mike Tracy Brazilian Ensemble. Completing the Ensemble are bassist Luke McIntosh (from Australian) and guitarist Brandon Coleman. Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Moacyr Santos, João Donato, Gilberto Gil, Egberto Gismonti, Djalma Ferreira, Dominguinhos and more comprise our repertoire. The Ensemble will perform at the Paramount Arts Center (Ashland, KY) on April 24, Clifton Arts Center (Louisville, KY) on April 28 and at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater on May 5. Join us for an exciting and fun experience.