802, 2013

Spike Lee’s Next movie to feature bossa nova stars

Spike Lee upcoming film project to be feature bossa nova stars and will be shot in Brazil
Spike Lee is an American director whose movies often delve into the political and social aspects of North American life.  In his upcoming documentary he sticks to the aforementioned tenets but changes his focus from the United States to south of the border: to Brazil. […]

802, 2013

“A Luz do Tom” released in theatres

The new Documentary “A Luz Do Tom” has been recently released and chronicles the life of the musician.
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos,  “A Luz do Tom” or “The Light of Tom” is a documentary that tells the story of Tom Jobim  through the women closest to him .Thereza Jobim, the first wife, Ana Jobim Otter, second wife, and Helena, Jobim’s sister. This is dos Santos’ second Jobim documentary after “Music according to Tom Jobim” which was released last year. […]

802, 2013

Girl From Ipanema voted the 9th greatest Jazz Vocal

Girl From Ipanema ranked as the 9th greatest Jazz Vocal recording by fans and listeners in North America
 

Listeners of the jazz radio stations NPR Music, Jazz24.org and KPLU  have recently voted for their favorite jazz vocal recordings of all time. Given it’s impact on jazz and its international popularity it was no surprise that Stan Getz’s and Astrud Gilberto’s, “Girl from Ipanema” was ranked 9th. […]

702, 2013

Exhibit for Vinicius De Moraes set for later this year

A special Exhibition has been planned to celebrate the life of the great poet and songwriter Vinicius de Moraes
The tributes and dedications continue for the great Brazilian icon Vinicius De Moares as the world celebrates a century since his birth. This time in the form of an audiovisual exhibit that has recently been announced. […]

602, 2013

Beauty Contest Dedicated to Vinicius De Moraes

Beauty Contest officials decide to honor Vinicius de Moraes
 

Vinicius De Moraes was many things: a poet, a singer-songwriter and playwright. Outside of the artistic realm he was known to be somewhat of a bohemian, with a great apatite for alcohol and a love for women. […]

502, 2013

Nossa Alma Canta

Nossa Alma Canta is an Italian musical group that use their heritage to produce a unique brand of bossa nova
 

Throughout history Venice has been a place renowned for its role in the development of Italian music. Originating from this, “Republic of Music,” Nossa Alma Canta is a band that seems to continue the tradition of innovating music. Formed in 1998, the quintet comprises of individuals who share a common interest in bossa nova and Brazilian culture. […]

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. […]

3101, 2013

Bossa Billie Jean

Bossa Nova version of Bellie Jean have been performed by various artists over the years.
 

This month marks 30 years since the original Micheal Jackson hit was released. It topped charts in several countries, including America and the UK, and will always be remembered as the song upon which Jackson introduced his “moonwalk.” […]

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. […]

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