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Jazz vocalist Kris Russell was born in Sacramento, but her musical heart has long been in Brazil amidst the muses and magic of Bossa Nova. Following up her two previous Rio-flavored Smooth Jazz singles, Kris celebrates the recent 60th anniversary of the genre’s birth with “Batucada Surgiu” (pronounced "bot-ooh-ka-da sir-joo") - A high octane, ultra-danceable English/Portuguese world dance party of a tune credited to Kris Russell and the Mystery Jazz Ensemble. Her percussive, keyboard and trumpet driven six-piece band lays an empowering foundation for her to explore the mystical and fiery energies created by Brazilian composers Marcos K. Valle and his brother Paulo Valle.