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João Gilberto - 36% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 June 1931, Juazeiro, Brazil. The Gilberto name is utterly synonymous with bossa nova: the light, melodic, samba-based musical hybrid that swept America and the rest of the world in the mid-60s. Guitarist/vocalist/composer João Gilberto grew up interested in Brazilian samba, absorbing the traditional rhythms and melodies, but became seduced by jazz - the other ingre Read more

Astrud Gilberto - 35% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Astrud Weinert, 30 March 1940, Bahia, Brazil. Gilberto’s career began by accident in March 1963 during a recording session featuring her husband, guitarist João Gilberto, and saxophonist Stan Getz. A projected track, ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, required a singer conversant with English and although strictly a non-professional, Astrud was coaxed into perfor Read more

Rosa Passos - 35% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1952, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Raised in the heady musical atmosphere of the city of her birth, Passos studied piano from the age of three, then guitar and began singing eight years later. She started composing songs while still in her teens and over the years continued to do so, often in collaboration with lyricist Fernando de Oliveira. Indeed, Passos’ 1978 debut Recri Read more

Bebel Gilberto - 34% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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Isabel Gilberto, 12 May 1966, New York City, New York, USA. Gilberto’s provenance almost suggests that she was destined to produce music that has been judged ‘the epitome of cool’ and ‘gorgeously seductive’. Gilberto is the progeny of a fêted Brazilian chanteuse, Miúcha Gilberto, and the guitarist João Gilberto (who is credited wi Read more

Tania Maria - 34% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Correa Reis Maria, 9 May 1948, São Luis, Maranhao, Brazil. An excellent pianist, powerful singer and enchanting live performer, Tania Maria combines in her staccato vocal style the rhythmic virtues of bebop and Latin dance, with a strong commitment to spontaneity. She learned classical piano at first, discovered the work of Nat ‘King’ Cole and Oscar Peterson Read more

Walter Wanderley - 33% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz World Music
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Antonio Carlos Jobim - 32% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Baden Powell - 30% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1937, Varre-E-Sai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, d. 26 September 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A legend of Brazilian guitar, Powell emerged on the cusp of the bossa nova boom, bringing new dimensions to the music by drawing on jazz and classical music, as well as the Afro-Brazilian folklore of the north-east. Named after the founder of the Boy Scouts (Powell’s family Read more

Luiz Bonfa - 29% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1922, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, d. 12 January 2001, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As a child Bonfá taught himself to play guitar but soon undertook formal studies. In the 40s he sang and played with groups such as the Quitandinha Serenaders, and was heard on radio. By the early 50s he was highly respected as a solo performer and his international breakthrough came Read more

Stan Getz - 27% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Dance Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 6 June 1991, Malibu, California, USA. Getz played several reed instruments as a child, especially the alto saxophone, but he finally chose the tenor saxophone and by the age of 15 was playing professionally. Within a year he had made his first records, playing with Jack Teagarden, who became, technically at least, Getz Read more

Eliane Elias - 24% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Elis Regina - 20% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, 17 March 1945, Porto Alegre, Brazil, d. 19 January 1982, São Paulo, Brazil. Regarded as one of the finest singers from Brazil, Elis Regina attained legendary status in her native country before her death at age 36. For nearly two decades she was among the most popular performers in Brazil, and while a fierce dedication to her profession bro Read more

Flora Purim - 20% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Ana Caram - 17% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz World Music
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Cal Tjader - 17% match to Sergio Mendes

Genres: Jazz Latin Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Callen Radcliffe Tjader, 16 July 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 5 May 1982, Manila, Philippines. After studying formally, Tjader played drums with various bands on the west coast before joining Dave Brubeck in 1949. In the early 50s he played with Alvino Rey and also led his own small bands. By 1953, the year he joined George Shearing, he had added vibraphone and various Read more


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