The Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program presents Prof. Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars in a tribute concert celebrating the music of renowned Brazilian music composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, on April 14 at 7 pm.
A.C. Jobim (aka “Tom” Jobim) was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer and pianist/guitarist. He was the primary force behind the creation of the Bossa Nova style and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally. Widely known as the composer of Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema), one of the most recorded songs of all time, Jobim created a large number of songs that are today included in jazz and pop standard repertoires.
This international group performs Jobim’s compositions, staying true to the original melodies and maintaining Jobim’s vision for his compositions, but at the same time adding the North American jazz aspect of improvisation.
The concert will be held at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University on 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, CT. Free admission and open to the general public.