3009, 2012

The Girl from Ipanema writes her autobiography

Helo Pinheiro, known around the world as the “Girl from Ipanema”, has decided to write a book about her life and the effects of having one of the most popular songs in recorded music history being written about her. The name of the book is the “Eternal Girl from Ipanema,” and it has been revealed by Pinheiro that the book came as a response to the great demand people have expressed to hear her story. […]

3009, 2012

Labelle Release “Tristeza de nos dois” – Sergio Mendes & Joao Gilberto

On September 18, 2012,  Labelle released “Tristeza de nos dois,” a compilation album of songs from Sergio Mendes and Joao Gilberto. It feature 24 songs ; each being performed by one of the two artists with  no collaboration between Mendes or Joao Gilberto throughout the album. It features bossa nova standards such as “Corcovado” and “Oba-la-la,” along with more obscure or lesser known songs. […]

3009, 2012

Bebel Gilberto performs at Herbst Theater

Today, bossa nova star Bebel Gilberto  continues her tour of the west coast of the United States with a  performance at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco as a part of ,”The Hope & Healing Concert to Benefit Familiar de la Raz.”

Notably, the show will be opened by local favorite Diana Gameros. The Young singer/songwriter is currently trying to fund her first full length album. Anyone interested in helping her  with a donation can do so here […]

2909, 2012

Album of the Week: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim are two musicians who are no strangers to collaborations. Throughout their long and celebrated careers they both collaborated with a number of established acts. When both musical giants met for the 1967 album, “Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim,” it represented a merger of two distinct styles from men who could both be described as pioneers and trendsetters. […]

2909, 2012

Song of the Week: Dindi – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Composed by Tom Jobim with lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveria, “Dindi” is at it’s essence a love song dedicated to the acclaimed Brazilian singer Sylvia Telles also known as Dindi. […]

2809, 2012

Choro Nervoso – Novissimo

Novissimo is a Brazilian band that specializes in traditional south American music forms, in particular jazz, samba and bossa nova. Their latest video features the band playing live. The music featured is contemporary bossa nova with an energetic mood. […]

2709, 2012

Andy Williams and his Bossa Nova Connection

Earlier this week, on  September 25, 2012, American entertainment icon Andy Williams died at age 84. He was a highly successful singer and TV personality starring in his very own “The Andy Williams Show” […]

2609, 2012

Bebel Gilberto Starts American Tour

Today bossa nova star Bebel Gilberto will begin her tour of the west coast of The United States of America. She commences with a visit to San Diego where she will be performing at the “Bellyup Tavern” on Solana beach at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $36.00 and can be purchased here. […]

2609, 2012

Black Orpheus to be adapted to broadway

Black Orpheus was a 1959 film based on “Orfeu da Conceição” by bossa nova artist and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes.  The story is an adaptation of the Greek legend of of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in a contemporary historical period in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.  Notably the film feature a bossa nova soundtrack featuring pioneers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa.

Broadway producer Stephen C. Byrd, has acquired the rights to adapt the film to a Broadway  production and plans to have it shown during the 2013-2014 season. Byrd stated that he has enlisted two prominent Brazilian theater directors and writers to finish a script by the end of the year. In addition he confirmed that the Broadway production will retain the bossa nova soundtrack from the film. […]

2609, 2012

Ithamara Koorax to honor Gilberto

Brazilian jazz vocalist Ithamara Koorax will perform on the 28th and 29th of September at Ibirapuera Auditorium – Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral in Sao Paulo. The show is dedicated to the great musician  João Gilberto. It will see Ithamara perform many of his greatest hits such as Girl from Ipanema and Chega de Saudade. The show begins at 9pm and admission is $20. […]