For most people, their introduction to Seu Jorge was through Wes Anderson’s 2004 film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, wherein the Brazilian singer-songwriter plays the character of Pellé dos Santos, who sings Portuguese covers of David Bowie classics. Previously, Jorge had appeared as Knockout Ned in the 2002 film City of God, but it was after The Life of Aquatic that things truly started to take off for him. In the years following the film’s release, Jorge performed at a number of music festivals, including Bonnaroo, and even performed onstage with Thievery Corporation at Austin City Limits. He’s also collaborated on music with Beck and Talib Kweli and on a sportswear, footwear, and accessories line with Rachel Roy. With his slow-burning soul ballads, Jorge has proven that Brazilian music knows no boundaries, and that it can work in a multitude of contexts.
At 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Regency Ballroom. $42.50-$59.50; theregencyballroom.com.