NewporterJazz pays its annual tribute to the Bossa Nova genre, beginning now until the end of Brazilian Mardi Gras, Wednesday February 13. Every thirty minutes a brief history and a meticulously selected Bossa Nova themed song play. Bossa Nova’s musical origins reach back over 500 years with the integration of European folk music with traditional African and local native Brazilian melodies. Introduce this sound to clubs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the beaches of Ipanema and the sound of Bossa Nova becomes a global sensation. Decades later, Bossa Nova evolves progresses to encompass many different styles from Acid Jazz, to main stream contemporary.
Music selected for the tribute to Bossa Nova is painstakingly researched. The most unlikely of artists have performed songs with Bossa Nova influences. Performers such as Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Beatles, and Jamiroquai have Bossa Nova themed songs in their repertoire. Commercially successful songs from Dusty Springfield, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Astrud Gilberto and others are included. Modern day main stream performances from Chris Standring, Gino Goss, Jacqueline D. Tabor, George Michael, Sting, Melody Gardot, Michael Franks and others keep Bossa Nova popular.
Enjoy the Third Annual tribute to Bossa Nova on NewporterJazz. Discover how expansive and influential Bossa Nova is to the musical universe.