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2808, 2012

A Thousand Miles (Bossa Nova Remix) – Lua Blanco

This year marks the 10th anniversary since American singer-songwriter, Vanessa Carlton released her debut album, ” Be Not Somebody.”  The album was a commercial success, attaining platinum status and spawning the hit “A thousand Miles.” Featured here is the song done with a bossa nova style by actress and singer Lua Blanco. Besides changes in timing the song also features noticeable differences in percussion and the addition of a guitar as a main instrument in place of the piano. […]

2808, 2012

Luciana da Souza: Wall Street Journal Interview

Brazilian singer, Luciana da Souza, talks to the Wall Street Journal about her latest albums
Luciana da Souza sat down with Larry Blumenfeld of the Wall Street Journal in anticipation of her new albums “Duos III” and “The Book of Chet”. The interview covers a wide range of topics, she speaks about her life growing up in São Paulo as well as the feelings she tries to convey through her music. There is also a more in-depth look at her albums and the inspiration behind them. […]

2708, 2012

Classic Jazz France releases “Autour De Minuit – Bossa Nova”

Record label, “Classic Jazz France” has recently released a bossa nova compilation album entitled, “Autour De Minuit – Bossa Nova.” It features classics of the genre performed by a variety of artists. The range of musicians is relatively broad and includes traditional bossa nova artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina on “Aguas De Marco”  or Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto on Desafinado but also includes jazz musicians Coleman Hawkins and Lalo Schifrin on interpretations of, “One Note Samba” and, “Insensatez” respectively. […]

2708, 2012

German Duo Dedicate concert to Bossa Nova

Evelyn Gramel, known as “Bremen’s first lady of song” and guitarist Ralf Benesch will present a concert in honor of bossa nova legend Joao Gilberto. Their group (which consist of additional instrumentalists) is known as “Miss Groovanova” and will be performing at the Maritime Museum in Elsfeth, Germany on the 8th of September at 5:00 pm local time. Though the career of Joao Gilberto will be particularly commemorated, bossa nova fans, can expect songs from various other artists. Tickets are already on sale. […]

2408, 2012

Brazilian World Music Day – September 7

Brazilian World Music Day is a special initiative being put on that will celebrate Brazilian music in all it’s forms including  bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, MPB and other genres. […]

2308, 2012

Andy Summers shows his love for Bossa Nova

Andy Summers best known as the guitarist for the English rock band The Police and Fernanda Takai the lead vocalist of Brazilian rock band Pato Fu have come together to bring us “Fundamental”  a tribute to Bossa Nova. With songs in both English and Portuguese the album features one of the most important figures in Bossa Nova, Roberto Menescal. […]

2308, 2012

Court rejects request for Joao Gilberto to prevent distribution of biography

The 9th Circuit court rejected the request of bossa nova singer, songwriter and composer, Joao Gilberto, to curtail the distribution of the biography written about him “Joao Gilberto.” According to the prosecution the books presents offensive content that will service to tarnish his image and includes unauthorized personal pictures. […]

2208, 2012

Maimouna Youssef goes to Brazil

With a Bossa Nova flavor, ‘Meet me in Brazil’ a single off her album The Blooming ,Youssef expertly blends elements of RnB and spoken word to produce a great track. […]

2108, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelis and her bossa nova experimenting

Today is the birthday (33) of  American singer and songwriter, Kelis. Throughout her career she has garnered a reputation for mixing and fusing music from various genres and styles. […]

2108, 2012

Tribute to Jobim in Montréal

This Friday (24) will see members Micaël Lüssi and Guillaume Larouche of theCanadian group Viva Nova perform a tribute to the great Tom Jobim as well as the timeless classic Getz/Gilberto in the French speaking city. […]