Tom Jobim Birthday Broadcast

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00am to 11:59pm

Tune in all day Wednesday, January 25, for WKCR's 19th Tom Jobim birthday broadcast in celebration of his 90th anniversary. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927, Antônio Carlos Jobim gained major 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 commerically, with the release of songs such 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 8, 1994. Recently inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, Antônio Carlos Jobim is widely recognized throughout the world as one of the most influential composers of the twentieth 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. Listen in for special guests, interviews, and live performances all 24 hours of January 25.