Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bebel Gilberto performing at Bimbo's 365

C, Bebel is playing 2 blocks away tonite, at swanky Bimbo's 365 club, at the bottom of the hill from my apartment.

Give a listen, to those not yet touched by her smooth bossa nova, do you speak Portuguese?

(Actually, I didn't score tix, but it's a thrill that she's performing only 2 blocks down the hill on Columbus Avenue!!!)

Bio: At age nine, Bebel performed with her mother and legendary Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz at a Jazz festival in New York's Carnegie Hall. Back in Brazil Bebel performed and recorded in the soundtrack of the children's musical 'Os Saltimbancos' written by Sergio Bardotti and Chico Buarque which created a major impact. Later on Bebel joined an experimental theatrical group and was a member of the founding team of the performance space 'Circo Voador' (Flying Circus) at Ipanema Beach. In this group she met singer/songwriter Cazuza, who became a close friend and soon a major rock star in Brazil during the '80s-2007.