Colin Wenhardt brings his Bossa Nova Quintet to the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 14. Photo courtesy of Colin Wenhardt

The summer sounds of Brazilian samba and bossa nova will waft over the community center meadow on Thursday, July 14, when Colin Wenhardt and his Bossa Nova Quintet take the stage for the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS).

“We’re planning a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim [the iconic Brazilian composer] — a trip down memory lane with the sensuous and relaxing sounds of the bossa nova,” said Wenhardt. Jobim is the composer of well-known bossa nova and samba hits of the 60s; the gentle sway of “Girl From Ipanema,” “Summer Samba,” “One Note Samba,” “Wave,” and many more. Jobim’s collaboration with Stan Getz, Joao and Astrud Gilberto on the album “Getz/Gilberto” earned five Grammy awards in 1965 and launched a bossa nova craze in both pop and jazz music.

Wenhardt’s quintet is composed of vocalist Kathryn Radakovich, guitarist Dave Weaver, bassist Nicholas Schaadt, drummer and percussionist Bob Dominguez, and Wenhardt on flute, soprano, alto and tenor sax. Wenhardt has performed with Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and many other music greats. Each member of his quintet also has impressive credits.

Wenhardt’s downbeat comes at 7 p.m. Dolalay opens at 6:15 p.m.

Upcoming Concerts
Tonight (Thurs., July 7): Bohemio (Santana Tribute Band) with opening act HotFlash
July 14: Colin Wenhardt Quintet (Bossa Nova) with opening act Dolalay
July 14: City Beat (blues and rock & roll) with opening act The Surf Riders