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2101, 2013

Andrea Bocelli sings bossa nova on latest album

Andea Bocelli’s latest album, “Passione” features bossa nova songs on its track listing.
The acclaimed Italian musician, Andrea Bocelli, will be releasing his latest album, “Passione.” It will feature notable names in American pop music such as Jenifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado and will be produced by David Foster. […]

2001, 2013

Basia – Half a Minute

Basia is a polish singer and songwriter who has always relished in mixing pop and jazz with other styles. She was at it again in 1995 when she released the second single,”Half a Minute” from her album, “Basia on Broadway.”  […]

1901, 2013

Album of the Week: Disney Adventures in Bossa Nova

Much like bossa nova, Disney is another creation of the 20 century that has had far-reaching cultural implications and would become known across the world. The title for this album seems quite apt as Disney were embarking on uncharted territory. The decision to gather Brazil’s greatest artists and have them sing their versions of Disney classics in the style of bossa nova was certainly an unusual and daring one. […]

1901, 2013

R.I.P. Nara Leao

Rest In Piece to the, “Muse of Bossa Nova,” Nara Leao.
 

On what would have been her 73rd Birthday we would like to remember the influential singer Nara Leao, described as the “muse of bossa nova.”

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1701, 2013

Lucy Ramos to honour Vinicius

Actress Lucy Ramos plays a role in Vinicius de Moraes Tribute.
The Brazilian samba school, “União da Ilha acaba” will have Vinicius de Moraes as their theme for Carnival 2013 and they have invited Brazilian actress and model, Lucy Ramos to be apart of this. Specifically, she will be on a float that will represent the play Orfeu da Conceição. […]

1601, 2013

Dorris Day – Bossa Nova Bessie

With the movie award season now in full session, we remember the life of one of the most successful American singers and actresses of her generation and an unassuming bossa nova songstress, Dorris Day. […]

1401, 2013

Video: Moves Like Jagger (Bossa Version)

Marcela Mangabeira sings her bossa version of Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.”
Anyone familiar with original song will remember the pulsating bass drum line and catchy whistle melody that doesn’t seem to leave the mind. In this bossa nova version by Marcela Mangabeira, the former is absent but the latter is re-worked as a flute. […]

1401, 2013

The Music of Stan Getz by The Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Bossa nova pioneer, Stan Getz, will be commemorated by members of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra this Thursday, January 17th. The show will begin at 6:30 in the The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie, Chicago. The price for entry is $30.00 for members of the museum and $40.00 for the general public. This is just one of a series of shows occurring during the orchestra’s 2012-2013 concert season. […]

1101, 2013

Album of the Week: Orfeu da Conceição – Vinicius De Moraes

Few have enjoyed such enduring recognition and appreciation for their culture and artistic contributions to their country as Vinicius De Moares has. Characteristic of his multifaceted career, Vinicius provided both the script for his play, “Orfeu da Conceição” and the accompanying soundtrack with the same title. Therefore, this album is significant as it represents the first time Vinicius would be a main artist and writer on a musical album and it also marks the beginning of his collaboration with Jobim. […]

1101, 2013

New Tom Jobim Documentary

A new documentary based on the life of bossa nova great, Antonio Carlos Jobim, is to be released this February as a follow-up to another documentary from last year. Whereas the first was solely focused on his musical career, this one delves into the personal life of the musician. Interesting personal facets of his life will be discussed by three important female figures in his life.

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