Interviews

Exclusive Interviews with bossa nova artits and groups from all around the world.

3012, 2013

Interview with Marcio Celli

Porto Alegre based artist Marcio Celli has had a distinguished career , producing a number of albums , his latest being Da Minha Janela. Marcio was kind enough to take some time and answer our questions . […]

1810, 2013

Interview with Toquinho on Vinicius

The friendship between Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho is the kind of fiction. Despite an age difference greater than 30 years, the two musicians enjoyed a friendship that paralleled a remarkable collaborative musical career that produced great albums and songs. Toquniho was with as he took his last breath and still keeps the legacy that their friendship provided in music. Below is a translated excerpt from an interview Toquinho did recently with Spanish newspaper “El Tiempo.” In it he discuss his close friend and how he continues to still play an important role in his life. […]

2904, 2013

Vance Garnett on Bossa Nova

Vance Garnett is a noted writer who has been frequently published in The Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. Mr. Garnett writes a weekly column for The Washington Times Communities. He is especially knowledgeable about music, having sung in nightclubs in L.A., D.C., and Miami, in the U.S. Army Special Services, and, for one year, aboard an Italian Cruise Ship sailing from Miami to the Bahamas. […]

1704, 2013

Juliana Areias Interview

Juliana Areias who is also known as the “Bossa Nova Baby” is a well traveled artist who has made a name for herself  in her native Brazil , Europe and Australia where she is now based. Juliana was kind enough to spare some time to answer a couple of our questions. She speaks about her meeting with Ruy Castro, switching from acting to music , her fans and more. […]

203, 2013

Carlinhos Zodi Interview

Carlinhos Zodi and his Kingston Bossa
Sao Paulo native Carlinhos Zodi is a  multi-talented musician doing interesting things in Bossa Nova and Brazilian music. He recently released his album “Kingston Bossa” a unique mix of Bossa Nova and Jamaican genres such as Reggae, Ska and RockSteady. He even travelled to Jamaica to record the album, working along side legends such as Toots Hibbert, of Toots & The Maytals. He has also worked as a television reporter and director of various Brazilian and International programmes.  Carlinhos kindly accepted our request to answer a few questions. […]

2812, 2012

Exclusive Interview with Veronneau

Our exclusive interview with Veronneau.
Veronneau, has enjoyed a remarkable 2012. Their sophomore album the, “Jazz Samba Project,” was successful, receiving praise from various publications and  was our favorite release of 2012.  As the year comes to an end we interviewed the band to find out about their latest work, what the future has in store and more.

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3007, 2012

James Taylor influenced by “Girl from ipanema”

American Musical icon, five time Grammy award winner and rock and roll hall of fame inductee James Taylor recently sat down to talk with USA today and when questioned about his musical influences he made sure to make reference to bossa nova classic The “Girl From Ipanema” […]

2607, 2012

Sergio Mendes: Interview in the Chicago Tribune

Bossa Nova great, Sergio Mendes has recently sat down with the Chicago Sun-Times to discuss his career; both past and present and what the future may entail. […]

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