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Astrud Gilberto


Astrud Gilberto - vocalist, recording artist, composer.

Astrud Gilberto, known as "The Girl from Ipanema" and often referred to as "The Queen of Bossa-Nova," is an artist with roots firmly planted in Brazilian music. Her music has become an interesting combination of the sensual rhythms of Brazil and American Pop and Jazz.

Born in the Northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, one of three sisters of a German father and a Brazilian mother, Astrud grew up in Rio de Janeiro. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s, where she resides since then.


Article: Live Review

Joshua Redman Group at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Read "Joshua Redman Group at the Cleveland Museum of Art" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio January 10, 2024 While the Cleveland Museum of Art is acknowledged worldwide for its fine collection of works, the performance space provided by the 683-seat Gartner Auditorium has seen its share of ups and downs. ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Large Jazz Ensembles: Gerald Wilson, Sun Ra and Others

Read "Large Jazz Ensembles: Gerald Wilson, Sun Ra and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

From June of this year, this is a show that features a varied selection of large jazz ensembles that delve into traditional and contemporary styles and sometimes even travel to the outer reaches of this music. Bandleaders and arrangers heard on the program include Gerald Wilson, Christine Jensen, Sun Ra, Bob Crosby, and Maria Schneider. There ...


Article: Live Review

44th Annual Tri-C JazzFest

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44th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Playhouse Square Cleveland, Ohio June 22-24, 2023 Flanked by a spectacular outdoor chandelier, Cleveland's Playhouse Square has become the largest performing arts mecca outside of New York City. It has also been home to Tri-C JazzFest ever since the event decided to make the calendar move from ...


Article: Live Review

Anais Reno and the Dylan Band Quintet at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

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Anais Reno and the Dylan Band Quintet Featuring the Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA June 24, 2023 At 19, Anais Reno is one of the finest emerging jazz vocalists amid a hefty scene of great young singers. And her repeated engagements ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Fathers Day, Birthday Shoutouts & More

Read "New Releases, Fathers Day, Birthday Shoutouts & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The Fathers Day broadcast includes new releases from Kevin O'Connell, Michael Costantino, Meshell Ndegeocello and Alex Hamburger, with singles from violinist Aline Homzy and Nina Simone, plus birthday shoutouts to Migiwa Miyajima, Dakota Staton, Geri Allen, Sasha Berliner|| and {{Alicia Olatuja, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them ...

News: Obituary

Astrud Gilberto (1940-2023)

Astrud Gilberto (1940-2023)

Astrud Gilberto, who as the wife of Brazilian singer João Gilberto was urged to record “The Girl From Ipanema" and “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" in English in March 1963 because he didn't speak the language and whose hit vocals helped send the bossa nova into the pop stratosphere and her into stardom, died on June ...


Article: Album Review

Ben Sher: Samba for Tarsila

Read "Samba for Tarsila" reviewed by Neil Duggan

Ben Sher, an acclaimed jazz guitarist based in New York City, brings us Samba for Tarsila, in which he pays a musical tribute to the Brazilian modernist painter, Tarsila de Aguiar do Amaral (1886-1973). Her vivid abstract paintings of the Brazilian landscape have provided Sher with his inspiration for this project. To help him ...

Article: Live Review

Andrea Motis e Marco Mezquida al Teatro Golden di Palermo

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Andrea Motis e Marco Mezquida Nomos Jazz 2022/2023 Teatro Golden Palermo 8.12.2022 La formula piano/voce sembrava la più adatta per mettere in risalto le qualità della vocalist/trombettista Andrea Motis, astro nascente del jazz spagnolo. Ma la sua voce diafana, mutuata nello stile e nell'impostazione timbrica da Astrud Gilberto, è stata ...


Article: Record Label Profile

Jazz World Records: From Hong Kong with Love

Read "Jazz World Records: From Hong Kong with Love" reviewed by Rob Garratt

"I've had plenty of labels in the past—three or four, I can't remember—and I always swore I'd never do it again," begins Clarence Chang as he sits down to lunch. And yet here we are, chewing linguine and discussing the label he just founded, Jazz World Records. “The only true jazz label in ...


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