Tonight Bossa Nova veteran Wanda Sa will commemorate her 50 year career by paying tribute to her biggest musical influence and former musical collaborator the late great Antonio Carlos Jobim. The show “Forever Tom Jobim” with Wanda Sá” will be held at the Teatro Municipal “Teotonio Vilela” at 9:00 pm (local time).
Regarded by many as the “Queen of Bossa Nova,” Wanda Sa had nothing but positive words about Jobim:
“Tom is by far the largest, I think he is amazing, his music is very elaborate, very Brazilian, but has international flavor, so much so that Frank Sinatra recorded his songs.”
She also had a word to say about the current state of Bossa Nova”:
“Today, bossa nova (has) found its place and must remain in place, like jazz. People really like (it). I did a European tour two years ago and was very impressed with the public. We went to places such as Serbia and could not imagine having so many people know these things. Here in Brazil there were also changes , the public has changed a lot, another generation has a lot of kids interested in learning”