Bossa Nova News – the latest news from the world of bossa nova featuring information on artists, albums and much more

1301, 2015

CD Launch for Bossa Nova Baby

Having named her first original album after her nickname, the Bossa Nova community has been kept in high anticipation for the official launch of ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ by Juliana Areias. It is of no surprise when Bossa Nova lovers express their anxiety for the music of the Perth, Australia based artist. Juliana is extremely talented and experienced. Her music is well appreciated for being described as truly authentic, passionate and very relaxing. On February 7th, the Ellington Jazz Club will host what is expected to be a memorable night, combining the CD launch with pleasant performances from Juliana, along with the jazz musicians that aided in the production of the album, and the birthday celebration for the bossa nova baby that we as bossa nova fans all love and enjoy. […]

601, 2015

Rio 2016 may feature Bossa Nova Mascots

Rio 2016 could feature mascots based on bossa nova legends
Recently Brazil hosted arguably the most exciting World Cup, which, produced many records and surprises. The culture of the country  had a huge impact of the successful showcasing of the tournament;Brazilians have a passion for football and cultural elements, such as the music and the people, helped to make the atmosphere more inviting and enjoyable. […]

812, 2014

Statue Erected in Memory of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Statue erected in memory of the Antonio Carlos Jobim

1511, 2014

Interview with Rozina Pátkai

When thinking bossa nova , the central european nation of Hungary rarely comes to mind . However the country more famous for its mathematicians and Goulash has brought us Rozina Pátkai. A classically trained jazz singer hailing from the capital city of Budapest , who has found her home in the genre of bossa nova. She has performed and won awards around Europe including her native Hungary as well as the United States. Before her latest European tour which takes her to France , Belgium and Spain she agreed to answer a few questions for us. […]

211, 2014

City pays Tribute to Brazilian Legend

Bahia remembers 100 years of Dorival Caymmi

2910, 2014

Nelson Motta Turns 70

Nelson Motta: the influential songwriter and record producers turns 70 today.
Born on October 29, 1944 in Sao Paulo, Nelso Motta played a central role in popular Brazilian music in the 20th century. He worked with several prominent artists from the world of bossa nova and MPB such as Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi and Gal Costa.


1609, 2014

BossaCucaNova releases catalog

Together for over 15 years, BossaCucaNova is a group that combines the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and expertly combines them with electronica. The group was co-founded by Márcio Menesca the son of bossa pioneer Roberto Menescal,along with DJ Marcelinho DaLua and record producer/sound engineer Alex Moreira. Over over the years has consisted of a number of class musicians with the current selection together for a decade now. They’re work has consisted of 7 albums including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album in 2002. […]

2007, 2014

Interview with Dave Holmes

The man trying to spread Brazilian music across Europe. We sat down to have an interview with Dave Holmes.

1307, 2014

The Drums of Bossa Nova

There are many unique characteristics that define this beautiful genre and in this article first published in “Easy Does It” we highlight the drums of bossa nova.

707, 2014

Album of the week: Let Your Love Rise – Fabiana Passoni

Fabiana Passoni displays her  known strengths and reveals some new ones on her latest release, “Let Your Love Rise.”