Brazilian Jazz Comes With A Twist... And A Swing

Jan 27, 2017

This hour: two musicians, two nations, one unifying sound. We sit down with Brazilian jazz artists Joe Carter and Isabella Mendes. We learn about their unique backgrounds and influences, and we listen to the music that brought them together. 

And later: WNPR's Diane Orson introduces us to Connecticut veterans Pete Roe and Melinda Burnham. Both served as musicians for the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq. We hear their stories.


  • Joe Carter - Guitarist and Director of the Music Program at Sacred Heart University
  • Isabella Mendes - Singer, songwriter, and pianist
  • Pete Roe - Trumpet player and retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
  • Melinda Burnham - Clarinetist and retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 5, 2017.