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Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Birth Name: Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim
Born: 1927/01/25
Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 1994/12/08
Years Active: 1956 - 1994
Genres: Bossa Nova, MPB

Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro and was a songwriter, composer, singer and pianist. An influential force behind the movement and creation of the musical style bossa nova, Jobim, has been hailed internationally by musical peers, fans, and critics alike as an innovative instrumentalist and composer. Of note is his world-famous composition, “Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema”), one of the most recorded songs of all time. Jobim's love for music began at an early age and he was encouraged by his step-father who bought Jobim his first piano. Jobim got his professional start in music performing regularly in local ni... Continue Bio >>

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