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Antonio Carlos Jobim Festival, Tuesday 25th January

WKCR presents the Jobim Festival from 12:00 p.m. on January 25th to 1:00 am on January 26th. This tribute is an extension of the Som Do Brasil program, in which the Latin department promotes Brazilian music in all its forms. With this festival, the Latin Department examines the work of a particularly influential artist, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro and achieved national fame in 1959 when he composed the score for the film Black Orpheus, which later became the Cannes Palme d. won 'Or. The collaboration between Moraes and Jobim became one of the most successful in the world, both critically and commercially, with the release of songs such as 'Chega de Saudade', 'Garota de Ipanema' and 'So Tinha de Ser Com Voce'. In addition, the Grammy-winning album Getz / Gilberto confirms his compositional talent on an international level. Jobim has also worked with artists such as Elis Regina, Sergio Mendes, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and his music has been interpreted by a wide variety of jazz and pop musicians including John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Byrd, Oscar Peterson, among others . When he died on December 8, 1994, he was finishing his last album, Antonio Brasileiro. Antonio Carlos Jobim was recently inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame and is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century worldwide. As a pioneer of Brazilian music, Tom Jobim must be known throughout Brazil, the United States and around the world for his skill as a songwriter and arranger, his transformation of the 'samba' form, and the emergence of the bossa nova movement.

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