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'Jazz Roots' finale concert pays tribute to 'Godfather of Bossa Nova'

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A roster of Grammy award-winning musicians will transform the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami into Rio for one night as they pay tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, the legendary jazz composer who gave the world the bossa nova.

The concert, 'A Twist of Jobim,' will take place this Friday, April 11 at the Arsht Center. The evening will pay tribute to Jobin, the composer of "The Girl from Ipanema," which is one of the most recorded songs in history.

"I couldn't think of a more perfect way to end our season and to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month than by paying tribute to the godfather of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim," said Larry Rosen, the famed music producer who created the Jazz Roots series.

The song, which won a Grammy as song of the year, was an international hit. But Jobim, who died in 2004, left a large number of songs that are today included in jazz and pop standard repertoires, many which will be performed during the evening.

Grammy Award-winning guitar master Lee Ritenour will be joined by Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning composer/arranger and pianist Dave Grusin, Rio-born percussion virtuoso Paulinho Da Costa and special guest four-time Grammy/ Latin Grammy nominee Brazilian singer/songwriting sensation Ceu. In addition, Jobim's grandson, Daniel, who is a pianist, will also perform.

"In a Jazz Roots season that has been filled with one great musical experience after another, we couldn't have asked for a greater finale than this," said John Richard, president and CEO of the Arsht Center. "Our Miami audience is in for a Brazilian musical extravaganza," he added.

Tickets range from $55 to $150, and can be purchased by calling the box office at (305) 949-6722 or online.

More info: Adrienne Arsht Center

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