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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traveling to Brazil annually, New York-based American bassoonist Janet Grice has returned to Rio de Janeiro to perform live jazz, and Brazilian chamber, contemporary, and classical music with her group, the Vento Trio.

"The bassoon is a deep, expressive instrument that is often overlooked. People seem to enjoy hearing it up close as it is a bit unusual," Grice recently told The Rio Times on July 27th. "I play jazz on it which is also not very common, and I still play in orchestras and chamber music with Vento . . .

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