Acid Jazz

Hosted By Gary G. Vercelli

Old school, New school...the soulful experience of Acid Jazz


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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, January 21, 2017

Acid Jazz, January 21, 2017

Sergio Mendes is arguably the most influential Brazilian musician of our time. Mendes has been responsible for bringing the distinctive rhythms of Rio to our shores since his massive pop hits with Brasil ’66, including “The Look of Love,” “Fool On the Hill,” and Scarborough Fair.” Mendes signature mix of bossa nova and samba combine with pop sensibilities, making his melodies alluring to audiences throughout the world. His recording of “Mas Que Nada” marked the first time a song sung entirely in Portuguese hit Billboard’s pop chart. Never one to rest on his laurels, Mendes continues to record and tour. The always inspiring Mendes continues to drink from the fountain of youth and surround himself with young talent, including guest vocalists John Legend, Milton Nascimento, Ana Carolina, and his talented wife Gracinha Leporace. On his latest album “Magic,” Sergio explores “Sou Eu” (It’s Me), a lively song written by the late legendary Brazilian pianist Moacir Santos. Guest vocalist Seu Jorge shows why he is considered one of the most in-demand talents in contemporary Brazilian music. His deep, resonant voice is alive with passion and charismatic flair. Although Mendes has recorded more than thirty-five albums and has taken home three Grammy Awards, he continues to search for new dimension in music, even incorporating hip-hop sensibilities in some of his material. Sergio Mendes will make a rare northern California appearance at The Harris Center in Folsom on Saturday, January 28.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Acid Jazz, January 14, 2017

Bickram Ghosh, Stefania Dipierro, Nomade Orquestra, VW Brothers, Tower of Power, Takuya Kuroda, Sergio Mendes, Rae & Christian, & Thievery Corporation!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Acid Jazz, January 7, 2017

Ismael "East" Carlo, Eddie Palmieri, Pharez Whitted, Anoushka Shankar, Gregory Porter, Derrick Hodge, Pedrito Martinez, and Incognito!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Acid Jazz, December 31, 2016

Gary Vercelli welcomes 2017 with lots of soulful and spiritual music as well as several new year's resolution quotes from authorities around the world and inspirational, empowering affirmations for the new year!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Acid Jazz, December 24, 2016

Jingle Bell Jazz from Poncho Sanchez, Aguanko, Barbara Dennerlein, Lou Rawls, Kurt Elling, Carla Cook, and Ronny Jordan. Spiritual sounds from Alice Coltrane, Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders, and Nicola Conte!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Acid Jazz, December 17, 2016

London Street Soul, Nuspirit Helsinki, Booker T, Trilok Gurtu, Colonel Abrams, Leon Thomas, Alice Coltrane, and more!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Acid Jazz, December 10, 2016

Reuben Wilson, Cochemea Gastelum, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pete Rodriguez, Booker T, & Soul Live!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Acid Jazz, December 3, 2016

Fenix is the new CD from Azymuth. This fusion of jazz, funk, and electronica confirms their status as one of Brazil's most successful bands. Also tonight, Joe Cuba, Marvin Gaye, Incognito, Dub Colossus, Takuya Kuroda, Charles Earland, & The Capitols.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Acid Jazz, November 26, 2016

The Richmond, Virginia-based seven-man group Future Prospect infuse their style of jazz with funk and R&B flavors. We'll hear two Future Prospect tracks on this week's show...along with selections by: James Spaulding, Incognito, Yabby You and more.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Acid Jazz, November 19, 2016

Ravi Shankar and Alice Coltrane are featured in our second hour. Also, Miles From India, The Solsonics, Joe Zawinul, Luisito Quintero, The Temptations, Sam & Dave, and Jazzanova!