Birth Name: Sérgio Santos Mendes
Place of Birth: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth: February 11, 1941
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, African, possibly other]
Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician. He was born raised in Niterói and moved to the U.S. in 1964. Sérgio is married to singer Gracinha Leporace, with whom he has two children.
Sérgio has said:
My grandfather José Augusto Mendes, my father’s father, was a black man. On my mother’s side they were Portuguese, so it’s classic. Portuguese and black.