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2004.11.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Dave Pietro and Banda Brazil to Perform at UNO Nov. 21

Omaha - Nebraskans will have a rare opportunity to hear a live performance of Brazilian music Sunday, Nov. 21, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Jazz saxophonist Dave Pietro and his group, Banda Brazil, will perform at 7:30pm in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on the UNO campus. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

The concert, sponsored by the UNO Department of Music, is made possible by a grant from Selmer and Dietze Music.

Pietro, who performed at UNO in 2003 as part of the Ecoutez! concert series, has been on the New York jazz scene since 1987. He was the lead alto saxophonist for the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra from 1994 to 2003, and recorded six CDs with the group during that time.

Pietro has toured or recorded with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson and The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has worked in the orchestras of dozens of Broadway musicals, and has played at jazz clubs, jazz festivals and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Banda Brasil features Pietro on sax, Hélio Alves on piano, Leonardo Cioglia on bass, Adriano Santos on drums and Pedro Ito on percussion.

Tickets for the Nov. 21 show can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 402.554.3427.

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