Brazilian musician to appear at the Mill

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 15, 2012 6:30 AM

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Brazilian musical artist Roberto Sion will bring his passion, joy, and soothing jazz to the Mill this week. He is known for his music capabilities on the saxophone, flute, and clarinet as well as his influence as a composer, maestro, arranger, and professor. The respected jazz composer’s trademark styles are bossa nova and samba.

The University of Iowa School of Music will sponsor the event, scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. today. Admission is $3 for students, $5 for nonstudents.

Brazilian icons Hermeto Pascoal and Antonio Carlos Jobim influence Sion’s music. As an instrumentalist, composer, and arranger, the musical artist has recorded 14 albums.

Sion’s trademark style is a mix of jazz and classical music with a taste of Brazilian pop music.

At an early age, he excelled in his studies on the saxophone, clarinet, and harmony at the Lavignac Conservatory in the city of Santos. With a degree in psychology at age 25, he graduated from State University of São Paulo in Campinas. He then enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His dedication has made him a world-renown musical artist.

— by Audrey Dwyer

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