By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fourth edition of the BMW Jazz Festival begins this week and will bring the best of the international jazz scene to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Performers will include: vocalist Bobby McFerrin, double bassist Dave Holland with his quartet Prism, trumpeter Chris Botti, pianist Ahmad Jamal, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and jazz fusion band, Snarky Puppy.

"The BMW Jazz Festival is now recognized as one of the main events on the national calendar, which is a great joy for us," Herlander Zola, director of marketing for . . .

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