Rio Nova concert | KPBS Public Media
Enjoy the beautiful melodies and energetic rhythms of samba and bossa nova – music made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Sergio Mendes. This performance is inspired by the sunny beaches of Rio. Musicians Mark Danisovsky, Jeff Pekarek, Jim Lair, Ray Conseur and Jean and Mike Stewart will perform an afternoon of tapping fun for all ages.
Jean and Mike Stewart (guitar/vocals)
Jim Lair (keyboard and vocals)
Jean, Mike and Jim formed the “Raggle Taggle Band” over 30 years ago, providing themed entertainment at many of San Diego’s iconic sites such as the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, SeaWorld, Star of India and Seaport grand openings. Village, the Old Globe and Horton Plaza. The band performed jazz, swing, bossa nova, Celtic music, traditional sailor’s song, and English Renaissance music. Jean and Mike also specialize in live music programs for young children and have performed beloved weekly storytimes at the Coronado Library for 10 years.
Mark Danisovszky (Accordionist and Piano) Mark is a masterful musician who performs professionally for Italian, French, Jewish, Oktoberfest, Irish, Tango and Jazz concerts and events as a soloist and in ensembles.
Jeff Pekarek (aka Basile) (bass, guitar, cello and bouzouki) Jeff has over 30 years of experience as a professional musician and artist in many musical genres. He is also a music arranger and recording producer, an expert in international traditional folk music, and has taught classical and electric guitar, double bass and cello at The Bishop School in La Jolla.
Ray Conseur (Drums/Percussion) Ray is a drummer, as well as a master of the cajon (drum machine) and various exotic percussion instruments. He honed his craft by playing traditional jazz at several well-known jazz festivals. He has played in various bands ranging from Celtic to flamenco, Brazilian and steampunk, and has traveled with many successful jazz, rock and world music bands.