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Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

RIP João Gilberto

Just heard the sad news that Brazilian guitar legend and creator of the bossa nova genre died yesterday (July 6).

Best remembered by jazz fans for his groundbreaking albums with Stan Getz and the hit single The Girl From Ipanema sung by his then wife, Astrid Gilberto, Gilberto was a renowned performer in his own right and an inspiration to many.

Time to dig out the albums.
João Gilberto was 88.
Sadly missed.

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