Bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes will be headlining the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival this Saturday September 8th in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  This will be the latest of a series of concerts and tours that he has been involved with for the past few months.Sergio Mendes Headlining Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Another project he has been working on is providing the music for the animated film sequel “Rio 2”. He has reportedly spent the last few weeks, conducting research on the musical traditions of Rio with director Carlos Saldanha and will hope to incorporate this on the Soundtrack of Rio 2. Sergio Mendes was nominated for an academy award for best original song for the track “Real in Rio,” and will hope to repeat his success on the latest soundtrack.

“The birds, the macaws, will be taking take a trip around Brazil, and there will (be) new and different songs.”