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Music Series // Brazilian Bossa at the Library with Porto Seguro

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Library Society to welcome back Porto Seguro, a six-person band playing Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and choro genres: mellow music with a soulful vibe, like a great cup of coffee – and the band’s blend is Brazilian with upbeat American energy.

Jazz vocalist, Alva Anderson, has been Port Seguro’s headlining performer since 2020. Her soulful interpretations and captivating interpretations bring even more energy to the show than when the band last appeared at the Library Society in 2019. Other members include: Susan Conant on flutes, John Holenko on mandolin, Tom Noren on guitar, John Kennedy on bass, and Josh Hoover on drums.


$25 – Members or $35 – General Admission

About the Band:

Porto Seguro and vocalist, Alva Anderson, love sharing their enthusiasm for Brazilian music with audiences. The core members (Susan Conant, flutes; John Holenko, mandolins; Tom Noren, guitar; and John Kennedy, bass) started jamming together in 2014 on choro, a lighthearted mix of Afro and European influences from early 20th century Brazil. In 2019 they were thrilled to have Alva Anderson sit in on a few sets. She immediately became the band’s headliner adding her expert jazz vocals and soulful spirit to the group. Along with Alva, the group added drums bringing together a sound that leans heavily into Brazilian samba and bossa classics. The result was magic! Their lively shows now include well-known favorites (think Tom Jobim, One Note Samba, Girl from Ipanema) combined with lesser-known but equally wonderful gems of bossa nova (Brazil’s distinctive contribution to jazz) and samba (the raucous music of Carnival). The group has appeared for two full seasons at Charleston’s Forte Jazz Lounge, and numerous local festivals and concert series including Concerts at the Library (Charleston Library Society), Piccolo Spoleto, North Charleston Arts Festival, Music on Sunday (Greenville, SC), Music on Malphrus (Bluffton, SC) and the Gage Hall Coffeehouse.


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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