Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Airto Moreira!

August 5

Percussionist Airto Moreira celebrates his 74th birthday today. Born in Itaiopolis, Brazil, Airto became a major jazz star in the 1970’s collaborating with his wife Flora Purim, as well as famous associations with Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Return to Forever.

His work with those bands as well as his own, is well known; here he is in a wild night with the Boston Pops: