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302, 2013

Chick Corea’s “Chega De Saudade”

Jazz musician Chick Corea include his version of Chega De Saudade in his Grammy nominated album
 

Jazz pianist and composer, Chick Corea, has had a remarkable last 12 months. In 2012 he released not one, but two albums and now faces the rare prospect of being his own competition. Both of his albums have been nominated for Grammys and have contributed to his impressive tally of 62 Grammy nominations to date. […]

202, 2013

Album of the Week: Bossa de Alma Nova – Andrea Amorim & Roberto Menescal

At 75 years of age, Roberto Menescal, is a true veteran of bossa nova. His musical career has spanned several decades and has seen him become one of the most important figures in the history of the genre. His influence is not limited to his own career though, as he has helped develop the career of several artists in the role of record producer. His collaboration with singer Andrea Amorim on the album, “Bossa de Alma Nova”, follows this tradition but stands out majorly due to the charisma of Amorim. […]

3001, 2013

Rosalia de Souza in Italia

Bossa songstress Rosalia De Souza will be performing in Cavallino province of Lecce on the southern tip of Italy this Thursday(31) at 10:30 pm . Featuring accomplished musician Antonio De Luise they will treat the crowd to the smooth tones of jazz , bossa nova as well as other musical forms. The venue will be the “Womb”, admission being 10 Euros. For more information call 345 225 9964. […]

2901, 2013

Laila Kinnunen: The Girl from Finland

Finish singer Laila Kinnunen performed bossa nova standards in her native tongue
 

In the 1950s and 1960s bossa nova was a craze spreading across the world. The popularity of the music also coincided with the rise of Laila Kinnunen’s career.  She got her break after winning a singing contest while still a teenager and would go on to be one of the most popular finish singers for much of the 60’s and 70’s. […]

2701, 2013

Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen sing Aguas de Marco

Hollywood Star Charlie Sheen & Katheryn Winnick perform bossa nova classic for movie soundtrack
 

This has been an interesting week in the world of bossa nova. As we observed the birthday of the legendary pioneer and composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, two of his classics were sung by big names in popular culture. First, Andrea Bocelli and Nelly Furtado teamed up for their version of, “Corcovado” and then we received a surprise when we were informed that actor Charlie Sheen and actress Katheryn Winnick recorded a version of Aguas de Marco for the soundtrack of their latest film, “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” […]

2601, 2013

Album of the week – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness – Astrud GIlberto & Walter Wanderly

At the time of the release of ,”A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness,” Astrud Gilberto was already one of the leading artists in bossa nova, especially for North American audiences. She had already worked with big names such as husband Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim. This album was unique in that it saw her collaborate with a certain organist. His name was Walter Wanderly. […]

2301, 2013

Kat Edmonson – Just Like Heaven (bossa version)

Kat Edmuson does a bossa nova remix to the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”
 

Kat Edmonson is a singer-songwriter from Austin Texas.  Her first album, “Take to the sky,” was a self-funded project in which she performed covers of popular songs. One of the songs on the 2009 release was her interpretations of The Cure’s 80’s hit,”Just like Heaven.” […]

2201, 2013

Commemorative page for Jobim

This Friday, The Institute of Antonio Carlos Jobim in honor of what would have been the great composers 86th birthday (January 25th) will make active a web page dedicated to the celebrated musician. […]

2201, 2013

Fabiana Passoni releases Dim the lights

Fabiana Passoni’s latest EP “Dim The Lights” features hits from the 70s.
 

Fabiana Passoni, is a Brazilian singer, who currently reside in Los Angeles, United States. She has received acclaim for her music throughout her career; most recently being nominated for two International Brazilian Press Awards in the categories of best CD and best female singer. Her style is one that appeals to both north and south American audience and she brings both influences together in her latest work. […]

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. […]

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