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Mente Clara plays Hermeto Pascoal's Birthday

Celebrate the legendary Brazilian musician and composer Hermeto Pascoal's 83rd birthday on June 22 with Austin-born, New York based Mente Clara. The collective will perform works written throughout the Hermeto's six decade career, including a handful of never recorded rarities, as well as original compositions. Seldom seen documentary and performance footage relating to the "Bruxo" will be screened before and between sets. 

Born in Texas out of a love for the music of Hermeto Pascoal and other Brazilian masters, Mente Clara has blossomed into a bi-coastal collective of artists whose magnetic live performances and critically acclaimed studio albums combine soaring melody, sophisticated jazz harmony, and the danceable rhythms of Northeastern Brazil into a sound that is all their own. 

"Their judiciously reverberant sound and over the top arrangements illuminate Mente Clara's carefully considered contrasts, bringing welcome vibrancy and presence to the performances. No notes are necessary here. The music of this disc provides an attractive entry-point to one of the most inventive bands that I have heard in a long time." (Raul da Gama, World Music Report.) 
All Ages | $15
Open Seating 
Doors @ 7:30pm
2 Sets @ 8 & 9:15pm

Owen Summers - Piano
Daniel Durham - Double Bass
- Drums
- Percussion
- Saxophone

Beer and wine are available at the Revival counter, including Infinite Monkey Theorem rosé/red/white wines, Hi Sign Brewing, Live Oak Brewing Company, Blue Owl Brewing, Hops and Grain, and Lazarus Brewing Co., as well as Kombucha, Espresso, Tea, and more.


Featuring a 5'7" 1946 Knabe grand piano, handmade furniture, craft cocktails, and a strict whisper-policy, Monks began as a jazz listening room in an East Austin warehouse in September of 2016.

Continuing as a pop-up event series, unconventional performance spaces are paired with world-class musicians to create unique and exceptional experiences.

There are plenty of venues to have a conversation across a table, but Monks is not that place! Out of respect to our audiences and the musicians, we enforce a strict whisper-policy during performances.

Earlier Event: June 13
Pascal Klewer Trio
Later Event: July 6
Jacob Wise Quartet