Antônio Carlos Jobim Birthday Broadcast

Antonio Carlos Jobim Birthday Broadcast
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:58pm

WKCR announces a 24-hour birthday celebration for Tom Jobim, broadcast on FM and HD radio and online all day on Thursday, January 25, 2024. The special broadcast will run from the middle of Som do Brasil until Middle Eastern Influences at 12:00 am on Friday. The broadcast will preempt all regularly-scheduled Thursday shows.

Tune in anytime on Wednesday, January 25th, to listen to WKCR's 27th annual Tom Jobim Birthday Broadcast in celebration of his 97th Anniversary. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927, Antônio Carlos Jobim gained significant recognition at a national level in 1959 when he collaborated with poet Vinicius de Moraes to compose the score for the movie Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), which would go on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

The Jobim-de Moraes partnership became one of the most successful in the world, both critically and commercially, with the release of such songs as "Chega de Saudade." "Garota de Ipanema" and "Só Tinha de Ser Com Você." Jobim's Grammy-award-winning album with Stan Getz, Getz/Gilberto, confirmed his talent for composition and collaboration at an international level. Jobim also worked with Elis Regina, Sérgio Mendes, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. Jobim was in the process of finishing his final album, Antônio Brasileiro, when he passed away on December 8th, 1994—recently inducted to the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, Antônio Carlos Jobim is widely recognized worldwide as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century.

As a pioneer and a forward-thinker in Brazilian music, Tom Jobim must be celebrated for his influence as a songwriter and arranger in the transformation of the form "samba" and the creation of the bossa nova movement throughout Brazil, the United States, and the world. We will feature special guests, interviews, and live performances. More on the Som do Brasil blog and

The broadcast will be produced and hosted by Jassvan de Lima and Augusto Ghiotto with WKCR's Latin and Jazz Departments. A programming schedule for the special broadcast is forthcoming. Follow WKCR on Instagram (@wkcr) and Twitter (@WKCRFM) for further updates. Online listening is available 24/7 at via our web stream!