1308, 2012

DJ Haylow presents Brasiliana

Apart of the Roy Ayers Project DJ Havlow has released a unique mix of Brazilian music free to download that ranges from Bossa Nova to Samba to Jazz entitled  Brasiliana Lounge From Another World. […]

1308, 2012

Find Magazine features Hermeto Pascoal

Find Magazine recently profiled Hermeto Pascoal, a composer and stalwart of Brazilian music. During his career he has helped elevate the careers of several artists such as Elis Regina and Edu Lobo and has worked alongside Sergio Mendes and Antonio Carlos Jobim. […]

1208, 2012

Oliva Ong performs during the Singapore National Day Reception

August 9th, marked the National Day in Singapore. The Annual reception took place and bossa nova singer Olivia Ong alongside Ms Tanya Tan performed the National Day Parade theme song “Love at First Light.” […]

1208, 2012

Biography of Elis Regina to be distributed

Written by Allen Guimarães “Viva Elis” tells the life of the Bossa Nova and MPB great Elis Regina through highlights of her career from the accounts of those who worked and lived with her. It will be distributed free of cost to schools and public libraries around Brazil. […]

1108, 2012

Song of the Week: Ebony Samba – Jazz Samba Encore!

A fitting finale to what is a wonderful album, Ebony Samba features all that made the album a great listen. The versatile Luiz Bonfa  opens with a more contemporary phrasing before Stan Getz steps in to add his warm lead. The song you could say sounds like a “jamming” session between the two great musicians, each giving time to each other to showcase their ability on their respective instruments. […]

1108, 2012

Album of the Week: Jazz Samba Encore (1963) – Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa

Being the album that is supposedly the sequel to the ground-breaking “Jazz Samba” and the prelude to the phenomenal and Grammy album of the year”Getz/Gilberto” may make “Jazz Samba Encore” seem like a smaller album sandwiched between two colossal works, but rest assured the album is a giant in its own right. […]

1108, 2012

Cristina Braga brings Bossa to Vancouver

The Harpa Bossa Jazz Concert to be held at the Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver will see k to bring the smooth sounds of Brazil to its MusicFest on Monday August 13th. Singer and harpist Cristina Braga will share the works of Tom Jobim and Luiz Bonfá. […]

1108, 2012

Maria Rita “rediscovers” Elis Regina

Maria Rita, the daughter of famed bossa nova singer Elis Regina, has entitled her latest tour “Rediscover” and it serves as a series of dedications to her mother who died 30 years ago.  Her latest performance was at the Credicard Hall on Saturday night (11), in Sao Paulo.  The performance showcased several of the songs that made Elis Regina on of the biggest singers in Brazilian music history. […]

1108, 2012

Tom Jobim Youth Orchestra to perfom in São Paulo

The Tom Jobim Youth Orchestra which consists of 42 muscians from the School of Music of São Paulo under the baton of  Roberto Sion will perform today and tomorrow  at Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664 – Barra Funda – São Paulo. The works of  Tom Jobim, Paulinho da Viola, Heitor Villa Lobos, and Vinicius de Moraes  will be performed. […]

1008, 2012

Bossa Nova Songstress Cecilia Monte will be performing live at Markham Jazz Festival

Up and coming bossa nova singer Cecilia Monte will mark the launch of her first full length studio album, “Open Air” with a performance at the Markham Jazz Festival on August 19th at 2:00 p.m. This follows the official release of her album on August 9th. […]

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