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November 21, 2019 | by Monisha Sharma

 

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim

A pioneering figure and primary creator of the bossa nova style, Antonio Carlos Jobim merged Brazilian popular song with jazz to form a new and wildly popular hybrid that captivated listeners from its inception in the 1960s to today.

Listen to our "bossa nova" playlist to hear a curation of some classic bossa nova tracks over the years. One of the prime architects of the bossa nova revolution Sérgio Mendes celebrates the 60th anniversary of bossa nova at SFJAZZ on November 29 - December 1.