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His Left Hand

“His Left Hand” Scott Mayo June 18, 2020 | 9:05PM With the speed of our 24 hour news cycle, it’s easy to forget some of the details which sparked the global protests. I would like to look back at one particular detail I found particularly troubling. As George Floyd called out for his deceased mother […]

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John Legend “Bigger Love” Release

Of the things I’ve done in the studio during Covid, one of the things I’m most excited to have written & recorded for is the release of “Bigger Love” the new album from John Legend. It was really great to write the arrangement and play the flutes on “Remember Us” ft. Rapsody. Big shouts & […]

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Thoughts
Self Quarantine – Self Reflection

As we enter another month of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown here in California, many things have entered my mind. Our once normal lives seemed to disappear overnight. One day, it was business as usual. The next, we were under an economic and public health quarantine. The walls that bound the structure and sense of community […]

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Liberty And Justice For All

Leadership cuts both ways. When you are given authority, people tend to follow your lead. If that leadership is upright, a society can be led to prosperity. If that leadership is evil, a society can be led into catastrophe, as was the case in Nazi Germany. Leadership under Donald Trump is rife with language, symbols […]

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Thoughts
This Will Never Just Go Away

As published in Pasadena Now: https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/guest-opinion-scott-mayo-this-will-never-just-go-away/ For the last, few days I have tried, as best I can, to reconcile the all too familiar mixture of sadness and outrage that I’m feeling at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This is not a rant against police as I have friends and family who are […]

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Thoughts And Music For These Strange Times

I went out to Tender Greens the other day to grab some take out and realized, when I walked in the door, that I hadn’t been there since all this Covid-19 madness. It was super strange to see nobody sitting there eating and congregating like I’m used to. As I drove home through the empty […]

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Thoughts
Kobe Thoughts

It’s taken me a while to process how I’ve been feeling since hearing the news about the death of Kobe & Gigi Bryant and the seven others this past Sunday. What was supposed to be a day to celebrate music and my son Michael’s gig later that night as part of the Grammy festivities, became […]

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Thoughts
2019 Year In Review

Well here we are at the end of 2019 and I can’t believe another year has passed so quickly. As I type it’s  December 27 and I, like so many others, am in disbelief at the amazing things this year has brought us. Loved ones were lost, new ones were born, much of the world […]

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Autumn 2019

As Summer falls away and  Autumn rolls upon us, we say goodbye to the long, warm summer days and nights while preparing for the shorter days and colder months ahead. I’m, however, getting prepared to hit the road with meastro Sergio Mendes and my brothers & sisters of Brazil2019 in October and November. We have […]

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Music
In studio moments

I’ve been having a great time in the studio lately from practicing Piccolo for a show I had with the amazing Brazilian artist, Arthur Verocai at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, continuing to get closer to the finish line on my upcoming project, “Meu Brasil”, getting started on the production for vocalist Victor Fields‘ […]

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21st Century Musicians

I recently was asked what it takes to be a 21st Century musician and it got me thinking. To me, what it takes to be a 21st Century musician is the about the challenge of balancing the unending need to be commercially multi-faceted while maintaining the specialization of and focus on the things to which […]

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Music
Europe 2019

Excited to head to Europe for a few weeks with Sergio Mendes and the gang! We have a whole series of shows and I expect to have a good and safe time while we’re there. It’s been a few years since we’ve spent an extended time in Europe, so we’re all really looking forward to […]

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Music
Spring 2019

Whoa! How is Spring here so soon? This Winter, Southern California experienced almost historic amounts of rain. The East had and continues to have super cold storms and both coasts had weather issues called things I’ve never heard of! In the midst of all that, I was still working towards the completion of my upcoming album, […]

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Thoughts
Remembering James Ingram

I am among the huge list of artists that had the blessing of being in the presence of and touched by the beautiful spirit of James Ingram. I worked with him both in the studio and in concert. To hear that voice from all those hit records singing in the studio or in a rehearsal […]

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Thoughts
2019 is here!

As I write, we’re already 9 days into the new year and I still can’t believe that 2018 is over. For some of us, it was a year that opened the door to new relationships and for others, it was a year where we had to say goodbye to those we loved. Either way, what […]

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Music
A Legendary Christmas

So we just found out that the #1 Christmas album in the country is John Legend’s new “A Legendary Christmas” and we couldn’t be happier about it! I’m excited to have been a part of the talented horn section on John’s first Christmas album and even had the opportunity to write the horn arrangement on […]

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Music
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station”

Since the release of the new Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station” is out, we can FINALLY talk about it. I’m still overjoyed to be part of the choir of singers featured on this project. It’s one thing to be in a group of beautiful voices, another thing to know you’re singing on a cool artist’s […]

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News
Aretha Franklin thoughts…

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing this morning, I was holding back tears from the sadness of her loss. You see, unlike many of my friends and associates, I didn’t know her. I never had the chance to meet her, play with her, record for her or even see her live. I lived […]

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Brazil
Getting closer…

Super excited as I’ve been working away at the new project “Meu Brasil” and each day brings a new adventure but I’m beginning to see the finish line. The great Sergio Mendes keeps telling me to take my time and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Currently, I’m in the studio everyday finalizing some vocals, cleaning […]

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Brazil
“Meu Brasil” Update

I can’t believe it’s already June 2018! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been hard at work writing and arranging for maestro Sergio Mendes on his new project and on my upcoming and first Brazilian album, Meu Brasil which translates to My Brazil. I’m at the halfway point and am in the […]

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Music
Real Horns For You?

If you’ve been looking to add the sound of real horns on your new project, let me help you out. I’d love to create a tailor-made horn arrangement for your new project performed by some of the top horn players in the Los Angeles recording session scene. Professionally recorded in my studio, Pipewind Sound, I […]

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Seoul Jazz Festival

Come join the band and I as we perform with maestro Sergio Mendes on the 2020 Seoul Jazz Festival in Seoul, South Korea. This will be the first show since the outbreak of Covid-19 and we’re really looking forward to performing in front of a live audience once again.

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Sergio Mendes – Honolulu

Aloha beautiful Honolulu – we’re coming back! We performed here a few years ago to sold out shows and are excited to return to beautiful Blue Note Hawaii. Located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations. Join us as […]

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Sergio Mendes – Honolulu

Aloha beautiful Honolulu – we’re coming back! We performed here a few years ago to sold out shows and are excited to return to beautiful Blue Note Hawaii. Located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations. Join us as […]

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Sergio Mendes – Honolulu

Aloha beautiful Honolulu – we’re coming back! We performed here a few years ago to sold out shows and are excited to return to beautiful Blue Note Hawaii. Located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations. Join us as […]

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Sergio Mendes – Solana Beach

Hey everybody, we’re back at the famed Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego. We L-O-V-E playing here. The audience comes to PARTY and we party right back. Tickets sell out pretty quickly, so jump on the site to grab your NOW! See you there 🙂

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Bay Area Reunion

Come one, come all to the Oakland Arena as I hit the stage with Tony! Toni! Tone! as part of the Bay Area Reunion concert. This incredible night will feature legendary Bay Area artists like, MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Tone!, En Vogue, Digital Underground, and the Luniz. This will definitely be a night to remember […]

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Sergio Mendes at Bergen PAC

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Sergio Mendes. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova […]

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Sergio Mendes at UC Davis

Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we perform at the stunning Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of UC Davis. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 […]

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Sergio Mendes at San Francisco Jazz

Hey San Francisco, we’re back! Come join maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we play at the beautiful San Francisco Jazz Center for 3 nights. The shows are already almost sold out and there are a few different show times to select, so you’ll want to grab your tickets now to be a part of […]

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Sergio Mendes at San Francisco Jazz

Hey San Francisco, we’re back! Come join maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we play at the beautiful San Francisco Jazz Center for 3 nights. The shows are already almost sold out and there are a few different show times to select, so you’ll want to grab your tickets now to be a part of […]

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Sergio Mendes at San Francisco Jazz

Hey San Francisco, we’re back! Come join maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we play at the beautiful San Francisco Jazz Center for 3 nights. The shows are already almost sold out and there are a few different show times to select, so you’ll want to grab your tickets now to be a part of […]

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Sergio Mendes in Santa Barbara

Hey Santa Barbara, come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we perform at Campbell Hall on the campus of UCSB. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova […]

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Sergio Mendes in Los Angeles

Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we perform at the beautiful Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova program […]

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Sergio Mendes in Carmel – SOLD OUT!

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT If you would like to be added to the Wait List should tickets become available, please call our Box Office at 831.620.2048. Thank you! Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Sergio Mendes in beautiful Carmel, CA. Joining us for this night […]

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Sergio Mendes at the Keswick

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes & Brazil2019 as we come to our final night of the 2019 East Coast run of shows at the historic Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA. Located just outside of Philadelphia, this beautiful theater provides a wonderful backdrop for, what promises to be, a great night of music. If you’re in […]

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Sergio Mendes at the Mayo PAC

Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes. Joining us is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist and daughter of João Gilberto, the originator of the Bossa Nova sound. The Mayo Performing Arts Center is, as you can imagine, one of my favorite places to play […]

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Sergio Mendes in Boston

Come join Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto live at the Berklee Performance Center located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. This continues a series of performances we have with vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova program with her mother, the […]

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Sergio Mendes in Concord, NH

Come join Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto live at the beautiful Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. This continues a series of performances we have with Bebel and it promises to be another great show. If you’re in the area, please come join us.

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Kleber Jorge at Vibrato

Come join me as I share the stage with my brother and Sergio Mendes & #Brazil2019 band mate, Kleber Jorge at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill in Bel Air. An accomplished studio musician and renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Kleber Jorge, has been captivating audiences for over two decades. Joined by Bill Cantos on piano, […]

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Sergio Mendes in Bethesda

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Sergio Mendes. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova […]

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Los Angeles Celebrates Bossa Nova

Please join me as I take part in a wonderful group of artists paying homage to the Brazilian album Elis & Tom with this all-star cast of LA-based musicians led by Angelo Metz. A collaboration between the legendary composer-arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim and the iconic singer Elis Regina, Elis & Tom was recorded in Los Angeles in 1974 and is still considered one of […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Seattle @ Jazz Alley

Hey Seattle, we’re back! Come join us in one of our all-time favorite cities. We love playing Jazz Alley and hope to see you again so please come join the fun –

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Seattle @ Jazz Alley

Hey Seattle, we’re back! Come join us in one of our all-time favorite cities. We love playing Jazz Alley and hope to see you again so please come join the fun –

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Seattle @ Jazz Alley

Hey Seattle, we’re back! Come join us in one of our all-time favorite cities. We love playing Jazz Alley and hope to see you again so please come join the fun –

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Seattle @ Jazz Alley

Hey Seattle, we’re back! Come join us in one of our all-time favorite cities. We love playing Jazz Alley and hope to see you again so please come join the fun –

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Aliso Viejo

A legend of Brazilian music and one of the prime architects of the Bossa Nova revolution of the 1960’s, pianist, composer and three-time Grammy Award winner Sérgio Mendes brings his talented band to the beautiful campus of Soka University in Aliso Viejo. NPR said, “The sound of Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has been a summer […]

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