Bossa Nova Sinfónico is a project founded with the purpose of sustaining Antonio Carlos Jobim’s body of work and legacy among music lovers everywhere. Jobim was the most pivotal figure in Brazilian popular music over the last century. His music has permeated cultures around the world. Jobim’s music coupled with the symphony orchestra format and the traditional Brazilian Jazz quintet gives this project its unique appeal. This concert is appreciated by audiences ranging from Classical, Jazz, Brazilian, and Popular music.
In its first year, this project was performed in Central America, Mexico, and the United States. Its premier in Costa Rica along with the National Symphony Orchestra (March 2013) resulted in the release of a live recording. This CD “Bossa Nova Sinfónico Recordando a Antonio Carlos Jobim” garnered a Latin Grammy nomination, as well as winning “Best CD of the Year” at the 2014 Brazilian Press Awards.
Bossa Nova Sinfonico is scheduled to be presented at the Cuba Disco Music Festival in Havana, Cuba under the direction of Maestro Perez Mesa with the National Symphony Orchestra.
This showcase of Brazilian Bossa Nova, performed by Brazilian artists based in the US and Cuban musicians from the national orchestra, embodies the cross-cultural focus of TOCA Culture.