Jobim Birthday Broadcast: Saturday, January 25th at 12pm to Sunday, January 26th at 6am

Tune in Saturday, January 25th, at 12pm to listen to WKCR's 18th Tom Jobim Birthday Broadcast. The broadcast will be briefly interrupted on the MP3 stream for Men's Basketball from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and will be interrupted on all streams and FM from 6pm to 9pm for Traditions in Swing.

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.

Schedule of Special Guests on Saturday, January 25th:
  • 2-3pm: Nilson Matta, Brazilian bassist and producer
  • 4-5pm: Portinho Trio, featuring Portinho on drums, Klaus Mueller on piano and Lincoln Goines on bass
  • 5-6pm: Kay Lyra, guitarist and singer
  • 9-11pm: Judith King, former host of radio show Brasil com S on WGBO