The House of Tom—Mundo, Monde, Mondo

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  • Saturday, Jul 27

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The House of Tom—Mundo, Monde, Mondo

Screening with live performance by a bossa nova group

Join us for a day full of jazz, hosted by John Pizzarelli.

This program is presented in memory of Maria Traversa, longtime Jazz Sessions Series Curator and cherished friend of the JBFC.

A captivating documentary on Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, best known in the US for creating the 1960s bossa nova craze with tunes like “The Girl from Ipanema.” The “house” of the title is really three places “Tom” Jobim called home: Rio de Janeiro, New York City (where he maintained a small apartment), and his property in the Brazilian countryside. Directed by his widow, an accomplished photographer, the film features Jobim at the piano, reading poetry, and sharing tender moments at home with family and friends.

Following the screening, stay in your seats for a special bossa nova performance featuring Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Leo Traversa (bass), Nanny Assis (guitar), Aaron Heick (saxophone), and Scott Robinson (saxophone).


Performance by Duduka da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, and Leo Traversa Performance by Duduka da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, and Leo Traversa Performance by Duduka da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, and Leo Traversa

Performance by Duduka da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, and Leo Traversa

Saturday, Jul. 27 2024, 3:00

  • Duduka Da Fonseca, born Eduardo Moreira Da Fonseca (Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 1951) is a Brazilian jazz drummer who is a founding member of Trio da Paz with Romero Lubambo and Nilson Matta. He leads the Duduka da Fonseca Trio, with David Feldman and Guto Wirtti. Duduka is a resident of New York City.
  • Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started her professional singing career at the age of 15, as  a member of vocal group Céu da Boca. From 1978 to 1984, Céu da Boca  recorded two albums released by Polygram.  From 1984 to 1994, Maucha performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and his band Banda Nova. The recordings included four CDs, 'Passarim' (Polygram, Verve,1987), 'Antonio Brasileiro' Grammy Winner (Sony Music,1995), 'Tom Jobim Inédito' (BMG-Ariola,1995) and 'Rio Revisited' Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gal Costa (Polygram,Verve,1987).  Maucha toured with Jobim throughout Brazil, United States, Japan, Israel and Europe and performed in Jazz Festivals and venues such as Carnegie Hall (NY), Avery Ficher Hall (NY), Hollywood Ball (LA), Bill Graham Wiltern Theatre (LA) and many others.
  • Leo Traversa, a native New Yorker, has distinguished himself as a musician and educator. His extensive knowledge of a variety of musical genres and cultures and his mastery of their playing techniques makes him one of the most versatile and proficient bassists on the scene today. Press reviews have described him as “perfect in technique and brilliant in providing instrumental background”, “master of the 5-string bass”, and “without question, one of the top bassists”.

Tickets: $30 (members), $35 (nonmembers)

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