The sounds of Brazil will fill The Hammer Terrace when vocalist/composer Claudia Villela, guitarist/composer Guinga, and clarinetist/saxophonist Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo join forces in September. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Viella’s music is inspired by the sounds of Brazil – from samba to bossa nova, partido alto, choro, baiao, and maracatu. The New York Times noted her “Remarkable, beautiful, towering voice,” while Brazil Magazine described her as “The best Brazil has to offer.” While Guinga has had a successful five-decade career as a guitarist, his music is less known to the US. A popular songwriter in Brazil, Guinga’s songs have been recorded by superstar Elis Regina. Known for playing Brazilian choro and samba, as well as traditional jazz, Azevedo has performed with Benny Carter and Anita O’Day. Together, these stellar musicians come together for an unforgettable evening of Brazilian music.