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Jazz LIVE at Marine View featuring A Tribute to Jobim

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Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (also known as Tom Jobim) was a Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer. Widely considered as one of the great exponents of Brazilian music, Jobim is the artist who internationalized bossa nova and, with the help of important American artists, merged it with jazz in the 1960s to create a new sound with remarkable popular success. He was a 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. In 1965 his album Getz/Gilberto was the first jazz album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It also won for Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Individual or Group and for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album's single "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema"), one of the most recorded songs of all time, won the Record of the Year. Jobim has left a large number of songs that are now included in jazz and pop standard repertoires. The song "Garota de Ipanema" has been recorded over 240 times by other artists. His 1967 album with Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim, was nominated for Album of the Year in 1968. Jobim is widely regarded as one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century. Many of Jobim's songs are jazz standards. Jobim was an innovator in the use of sophisticated harmonic structures in popular song. Some of his melodic twists, like the melody insisting on the major seventh of the chord, became common use in jazz after him. Seven musicians and vocalists are collaborating to present a powerful tribute to Jobim. They are Adriana Giordano ( producer and vocals), Marina Albero (piano), Dean Schmidt (bass), Jeff Busch (drums and percussion), Darian Asplund (woodwinds), Jacqueline Tabor (vocals) and Chava Mirel (vocals). All are well-established figures in the music scene of the region with a mutual love of Jobim’s music.