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Boise Jazz Society Grooves to a Brazilian Beat with Mozik Dec. 9

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 12:45 pm / November 26, 2012

The Boise Jazz Society and Boise State Department of Music present New York City jazz in Boise with Mozik at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $40. A free jazz symposium is at 4 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

A no-host beverage bar will be available and snacks will be provided. Park free in either the Academy Lot or the Ninth and Miller lot.

The public also is invited to a free jazz residency with Mozik from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall on the Boise State campus. Free parking is available in the Brady Street Garage.

Mozik is deeply engaged with Brazilian rhythms and forms, filtered through their love of the early fusion of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. The group effortlessly navigates intricate grooves with precision and power, from Afoxé beats to Maracatú grooves, baião, samba, folkloric melodies, bossa nova and jazz-inspired harmonies. The group comprises Gilson Schachnik on keyboard, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and percussion, Yulia Musayelyan on flute, Fernando Huergo on bass and Gustavo Assis Brasil on guitar.

Now in its sixth year, the Boise Jazz Society continues to offer a diversity of jazz styles (swing, bop, Latin and post-modern) featuring world-class jazz artists. BJS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of live jazz of the highest caliber and fulfilling its mission and goals of:

  • raising awareness of jazz as an American art form
  • promoting live jazz performance in Boise
  • presenting world-class jazz concerts in an authentic, jazz-club environment
  • enhancing educational opportunities through a series of jazz lectures, workshops and residencies
  • disseminating information on activities and developments in the world of jazz today

Tax-deductible contributions to the Boise Jazz Society support jazz education throughout the region.