Led by pianist Kerry Politzer, Bossa PDX is Portland's classic bossa nova and Brazilian jazz band. We perform lovingly transcribed arrangements of Gilberto Gil, Roberto Menescal, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, João Donato, and Tom Jobim compositions, among others. We also play a selection of upbeat Brazilian jazz tunes. Our instrumentation includes vocals, piano, sax or flute, guitar, bass, and percussion. (The Portland Mercury calls us "pleasantly propulsive," and we think that's a good description.) We perform around Portland, Salem, and Eugene, and have played the Florence Wine & Jazz Festival and PDX Jazz's Lan Su Garden series. Other upcoming dates include the Oregon Coast Jazz Party and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. If you want a sophisticated musical experience that is both soothing and uplifting, we are your band.