Come on out for an evening highlighting the intrinsic simpatico between jazz and Brazilian music! World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and pianist/composer Daniel Jobim, grandson of bossa nova icon Antonio Carlos Jobim, pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary release of the 1967 Grammy-nominated album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. This unique show celebrates a collection of songs from this seminal recording, as well as others showcasing the glorious interplay of jazz and samba.
Hailed for, “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz” by the Boston Globe, John Pizzarelli has been playing the guitar since the age of six. Following the footsteps of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, John began exploring jazz as a teenager. Pizzarelli has performed with many great jazz musicians including Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart. He also led the John Pizzarelli Trio as the opening act for Frank Sinatra’s international tour in 1993. In 2009, Pizzarelli received the Ella Fitzgerald Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival, joining a select group of past winners including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick, Jr.
Pizzarelli has recorded more than 20 acclaimed solo records, including 2004’s Bossa Nova, which explored the music of Antonio Carlo Jobim. As an in-demand sideman, Pizzarelli has appeared on more than 40 albums of other recording artists, including Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney; his father, jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli; and his wife, singer Jessica Molaskey.
The grandson of legendary bossa nova artist/composer Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Girl from Ipanema,” “Corcovado,” “Desifinado” etc.), Daniel Jobim has followed in his illustrious family’s musical footsteps. A pianist and composer himself, Jobim grew up surrounded by his grandfather and his indelible melodies. Continuing in the bossa nova tradition, Jobim won a 1994 Grammy for producing his grandfather’s final recording, Antonio Brasileiro. He has recorded and performed with artists like João Gilberto , Caetano Veloso , Gal Costa , Gilberto Gil , Milton Nascimento , Stevie Wonder and Sting , among others. He is also a member, along with his father, guitarist Paolo Jobim, of an acclaimed ensemble called the Jobim Morelenbaum Quartet.
For acoustical purposes, due to the volume level of this concert, the view through the window may not be available for this performance.
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