Tune in on Monday January 25th for our 22nd annual 24-hour Antonio Carlos Jobim Birthday Broadcast!
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927, Antonio Carlos Jobim gained major recognition on 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 "So Tinha de Ser Com Voce." Jobim's Grammy-award winning album with Stan Getz, Getz/Gilberto, confirmed his talent for composition and collaboration on an international level. Jobim also worked with Elis Regina, Sergio Mendes, Astrud GIlberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. He was in the process of finishing his final album, Antonio Brasileiro, when he died on December 8th, 1994.
Recently inducted to the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, Antonio Carlos Jobim is widely recognized throughout the world 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.
Join us on the air at 89.9FM NY or right here at wkcr.org as we celebrate!