Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) was a Brazilian musician, composer and singer. His is said to have created the distinctive Brazilian music genre known as bossa nova. Jobim was an integral part of the Brazilian music scene for several decades, and his influence has been felt across many genres of music.
His family was musical and Jobim was influenced by his father’s tastes in music, which ranged from popular classical, to Brazilian traditional, to jazz and samba. When he was 14, he started to learn piano.
Jobim’s career began in 1947 when he started writing songs for a local orchestra leader. His style blended Brazilian rhythms with American jazz and bossa nova soon became his trademark. Throughout his career, Jobim composed many famous songs such as “Desafinado,” “Chega de Saudade,” “A Felicidade,” and “The Girl From Ipanema.” He also co-wrote many popular Broadway musicals, and he was an instrumental part in bringing bossa nova to the masses. Jobim was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “How Insensitive” in 1968.
Jobim died in 1994 at the age of 67, and his legacy continues to live on through his music. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians in Brazil. His influence transcended genres, and he helped shape the sound of modern music. He was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Jobim’s music has been featured in films and television shows, and it continues to inspire generations of musicians around the world.
Backing Tracks – Felicidade … Chega De Saudade … Corcavado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) … Desafinado … Girl From Ipanema … Wave