Antônio Carlos Jobim

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Antonio Carlos Jobim

Primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally add

Category: Music

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (45%), Brazil (27%), United Kingdom (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ella Fitzgerald, Vinicius de Moraes, Frank Sinatra

Linked to: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group, Temple University Press




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Antonio Carlos Jobim was born in 1927 add something


Jobim's musical roots were planted firmly in the work of Pixinguinha, the legendary musician and composer who began modern Brazilian music in the 1930s add something


In 1935, when the elder Jobim died, Nilza married Celso da Frota Pessoa , who would encourage his stepson's career add something


Among his teachers were Lúcia Branco, and, from 1941 on, Hans-Joachim Koellreutter add something


Joao Gilberto - His seminal recordings, including many songs by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, established the new musical genre of Bossa nova in the late 1950s


Luiz Bonfa - It was through Farney that Bonfá was introduced to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, the leading songwriting team behind the worldwide explosion of Brazilian jazz/pop music in the late 1950s and 1960s


Ella Fitzgerald - The two appeared on the same stage only periodically over the years, in television specials in 1958 and 1959, and again on 1967's A Man and His Music Ella Jobim, a show that featured Antonio Carlos Jobim.


Claus Ogerman - In 1959, he moved to the United States and joined the producer Creed Taylor at Verve Records, working on recordings with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Kai Winding and Cal Tjader - among countless others


At the Grammy awards of 1965 "Getz/Gilberto" won the Grammy award for Album of the Year, Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and the Grammy award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical add something


Frank Sinatra - Sinatra started 1967 with a series of important recording sessions with Antônio Carlos Jobim.


Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald recorded albums exclusively devoted to the songs of Porter and Gershwin in 1972 and 1983; the albums being, respectively, Ella Loves Cole and Nice Work If You Can Get It. A later collection devoted to a single composer was released during her time with Pablo Records, Ella Abraça Jobim, featuring the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim.


Mark Murphy (singer) - In 1984 together with Viva Brasil he recorded the album "Brazil Song" which featured original material written by the cream of Brazilian songwriting including work by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Milton Nascimento


In early 1994, after finishing his album "Antonio Brasileiro", Jobim complained to his doctor, Roberto Hugo Costa Lima, of urinary problems, which included urinating blood add something

Antonio Carlos Jobim died in 1994 add something


His operation took place at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York, on December 2, 1994 add something


Jobim's body was flown back to Brazil on December 9, 1994 and was given a private funeral on December 13, 1994 in Rio de Janeiro add something


His body lay in state until given a proper burial on December 20, 1994 add something


The 1996 CD "Wave: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook" included performances of Jobim tunes by Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Toots Thielemans add something


Simon James (musician) - Kymaera had two albums released in Spring 1998, the first album 'Rio Moods' was a tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim but contained original tracks, the second on the Prestige Jazz label consisted entirely of the music of George Michael, both albums were produced and arranged by him in collaboration with his present musical partner guitarist Shane Hill


As a posthumous homage, on January 5, 1999 the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro changed the name of Rio's Galeão International Airport, located on Governador Island, to bear the composer's name add something


Yo-Yo Ma - A sampling of his versatility in addition to numerous recordings of the standard classical repertoire would include his recordings of Baroque pieces using period instruments; American bluegrass music; traditional Chinese melodies, including the soundtrack to the film "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon"; the tangos of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla; Brazilian music, recording traditional songs and songs composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Pixinguinha; a collaboration with Bobby McFerrin ; as well as the music of modern minimalist Philip Glass in such works as the 2002 piece [GU


In 2014, Jobim was posthumously inducted to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame add something


In 2015, "Billboard" named Jobim as one of The 30 Most Influential Latin Artists of All Time add something