Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars to Perform Jobim Tribute

Joe Carter - photo by Margaret Waage Photography

News Story: March 5, 2014

Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars will perform a tribute concert to celebrate the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature Joe Carter on guitar, Ali Ryerson on flute, Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica, David Finck on bass and Ze Mauricio on percussion.

This multi-national quintet will perform the familiar (The Girl From Ipanema, One Note Samba, Quiet Nights) and the not-so-familiar (Brigas Nunca Mais, Caminhos Cruzados, Look To The Sky) compositions of perhaps the most important Brazilian composer of the 20th century—Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim aka “Tom” Jobim.

A.C. Jobim was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer and pianist/guitarist. He was the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally. Widely known as the composer of Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema), one of the most recorded songs of all time, Jobim created a large number of songs that are today included in jazz and pop standard repertoires.

The group performs Jobim’s compositions, staying true to the original melodies and maintaining Jobim’s vision for his compositions but, at the same time, adding a North American jazz aspect of improvisation. This allows the performers the ability to interpret Jobim’s music and apply their musical personalities to the music, creating a very distinctive and original sound.

Carter is the director of Sacred Heart’s academic music program.