2908, 2012

Happy Birthday Edu Lobo

Bossa nova singer and guitarist Edu Lobo celebrates his 69th birthday today. […]

2808, 2012

Live Webcast: The Music of Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto by Trio Da Paz

The Jazz at Lincoln Center initiative is a program designed to “bring jazz to a greater audience by allowing people to listen and see shows from where ever they may be.” This Thursday August 30th, there will be a performance by the Brazilian group Trio Da Paz where they will be playing the music of the legendary Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto. You can listen to the webcast here: http://jazz.fm/index.php/news-a-events-mainmenu/6860-live-webcasts-from-jazz-at-lincoln-center […]

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. […]

2508, 2012

Album of the week: Construção – Chico Buarque (1971)

Chico Buarque is an individual with the rare distinction of being widely recognized and respected as both a literary and musical talent. Even more impressive, is his ability to creatively express political and social issues in a form that is effective and equally entertaining. His career has spanned more than 4 decades and has produced a number of critically acclaimed works but none more so widely appreciated than “Construção.” […]

2508, 2012

Song of the Week: Samba de Orly – Construção

After Chico went into exile in 1969 during the dictatorship in Brazil,the song describes the parting of  friends in the French city of Paris at the Paris-Orly Airport  from which the song gets its name. […]

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. […]