João Gilberto (1931 – 2019)

“Gilberto first introduced the bossa nova genre to the world in 1959 with his groundbreaking album ‘Chega de Saudade.’ The new sound was a mix of traditional samba music and more modern jazz sounds, all tied together with Gilberto’s unique guitar playing ability.”

“Soon after, Gilberto partnered with American saxophone player Stan Getz to release another successful album, ‘Getz/Gilberto,’ which sold millions of copies and won several Grammy Awards, including one for album of the year.”