By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Perhaps in honor of International Jazz Day, British jazz star Corinne Bailey Rae announced on April 30th that she is to be joining the line-up for the first Montreux Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro. The festival is to take place between Thursday, June 6th, and Sunday, June 9th, at Pier Mauá in the city’s regenerated Porto Maravilha.
The festival, which started in Montreux, Switzerland in 1967, will be coming to Latin America for the first time in its history. So far, confirmed musical guests include Steve Vai, Hermeto . . .