He recently scored an Oscar nomination for Penning a song that celebrates the beauty and magic of Brazil in the animated film Rio… And now Sergio Mendes is preparing to pay tribute to a former member of The Beatles.
The 70-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter will sing at the MusicCares tribute to Paul McCartney event.
Hosted by British comedian Eddie Izzard, the MusiCares Person of the Year event is one of the special events held during Grammy week, which culminates with the live telecast of 2012 Grammy Awards on February 12 at Staples Center.
Proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCares, an organization that helps musicians struggling with financial, medical or personal issues.
Along with Mendes, the night’s list of performers include Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Norah Jones.
In addition, past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees Tony Bennett and James Taylor will perform as well.