Afternoon delight with bossa nova
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Jesse Lepkoff
Jesse Lepkoff
BRATTLEBORO- Local singer-songwriter Jesse Lepkoff hosts an afternoon of warm Brazilian bossa nova-style originals with a concert of his original songs, performed by him and acoustic ensemble Serenata Bossa Nova. The event will be held at the Mahalo Art Center at 972 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro, on Sunday, February 17, from 4 to 6 pm.

This concert will celebrate the release of Lepkoff’s second solo CD, “I’ll Call it Ecstasy,” which joins his 2010 release, “View of the Past.” Songs from each of the CDs will be reframed for group performance.

Serenata Bossa Nova comprises Lepkoff on vocals and guitar, Alison Hale on flute, Gary Henry on drums, and Daniel Kasnitz on upright bass. The group focuses on traditional bossa nova songs, as well as original songs by Lepkoff. Lepkoff’s compositional style draws from bossa nova, and is also influenced by progressive folk, classical, and popular music.

“I’m so pleased to have this CD release party and present my original songs with this wonderful group of musicians.” said Lepkoff. “Mahalo is a charming space, the perfect setting for this event.”

Tickets are $12 suggested donation with packages that include signed copies of Lepkoff’s CDs: $15 for admission and one CD, $25 for admission and two CDs. Please reserve tickets in advance by contacting Tamara Stenn, or call (802) 254-2273. A Paypal option is available for credit card purchases. Lepkoff will be available for conversation after the event. For more information about Lepkoff visit
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