By Sarah Coursey, Editor
RIO DE JANEIRO - Transplanted New Yorker Jeff Gardner tends an organic garden in the Rio state seaside town of Saquarema. He lives with his wife Rosa and his twin daughters, and when he is not tilling the land he is composing modern jazz, blues and Afro-Latin music. Gardner will perform in Rio with his trio on August 28 and September 11 as well as a special solo performance on September 10.
Growing up in a musical family of classical piano and violin, Gardner remembers a childhood home chiming in melody. "My mom, Iljana, played piano . . .