The music of Brazil is a treasure trove of unparalleled compositional gems, none as beloved as the catalog of Antonio Carlos Jobim. A genius in utilizing cool jazz, gorgeous melodies, and poetic lyrics, Jobim left a wake that rocked the musical world with the spawning of the bossa nova movement. Now, Brazilian vocalist-composer-guitarist Vinicius Cantuária, whose passionate stylings have helped to redefine bossa nova for the 21st century, performs the beloved music of Jobim in this program that promises to transport you to Rio de Janeiro via Rockville Pike.
We couldn’t agree more that Canturária is “The bossest nova” (The Independent, London).
Musicians from David Byrne and Jesse Harris to Norah Jones, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Bill Frisell have all sought Cantuária to bring his dramatic stylings to their work.
Cantuária is a member of the Grammy-nominated jazz-meets-world music quartet The Intercontinentals.