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I've been playing piano for about 40 years and I've always been attracted to the different Afro-American forms of music starting with Rock n' Roll which lead me to the Blues which turned me on to Jazz which took me to New Orleans. From there, I explored the sounds of the Caribbean and South America. It's Music as celebration, sadness, overcoming obstacles, a way to build community and bring people together. In the late 90's I had the opportunity to work with a real Sambista and learn Brazilian Music in an authentic manner. Since then I just can't get enough. Anyway, this band is a vehicle for me and my musical brothers to share with you some of the joy and excitement that this music brings to us. We hope you enjoy it too.
JIM ORR – Keyboards and Vocals, has been playing piano for forty years and has performed extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region as a member of The Persuaders (which he founded in 1988 and is still active), The Pan American Rhythm Project, The Samba Bossa Four, Root Boy Slim, and Fat Tuesday. He has appeared on stage with Chuck Magione, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, The English Beat, The Radiators, and The Nighthawks. Jim started The Bossa Brothers Trio in 2010 to focus on Brazilian and Latin rhythms. JEFF MULLER – Bass and Vocals, began his musical journey at a young age as an Elvis impersonator. He co-founded the Dirty City Band, and worked with The Persuaders, The Pan American Project, Eva Cassidy, Linwood Battle, and August West among others in the Annapolis area. In1997 Jeff released his solo CD Jes Grew. While living in New Orleans, Jeff performed with Allen Toussaint, Cryil Neville and Ernie K-Doe. LAMONT CRANSTON - Drums and Percussion, has worked in publishing, radio and the movies, Lamont now drums with the Bossa Brothers. Further details of his career are shadowy.