João Bosco

João Bosco



João Bosco website



AKAMU representation: European exclusivity (in cooperation with Ina Dittke & Associates)
For info and costs please contact Luciano Bertrand

• projects as a leader •

João Bosco Quartet
João Bosco - vocals, guitar, composition and arrangement
Ricardo Silveira - electric guitar
João Baptista - bass
Kiko Freitas - drums

also available with Special Guest
Hamilton de Holanda - 10 strings mandolin

• links •

Discography at João Bosco website

Videos at João Bosco website

João Bosco page at Wikipedia website


• videos •



João Bosco: Obrigado, Gente! - live at Auditorio Iribapuera - So Paulo on February 15-16, 2006


• audios •

Soundcloud page by João Bosco


• biography •

João Bosco de Freitas Mucci, better known as João Bosco is a noted Brazilian singer-songwriter with a distinctive style as a guitarist.
Born on July 13, 1946, in Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, João Bosco's profession was engineering when he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where his songs were also recorded by Elis Regina and were a success.
He soon became admired as a versatile vocalist and a dynamic performer. João Bosco has been noted for "his singular fusion of Arab culture, Afro-American music and Brazilian styles bossa nova", influenced by American jazz.
Joo Bosco has been loved in his home country of Brazil for decades, since the 60s when he first began composing and performing.
In the 1970s he established his reputation in Música Popular Brasileira alongside collaborator lyricist Aldir Blanc.
In the early 90s, Bosco mounted a major tour of the US, and since then he has become increasingly popular internationally, regularly performing at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.
Despite his growing popularity outside of his homeland, Bosco remains thoroughly attached to Brazil to the point of never leaving it for extended periods.
A new album, "Mano Que Zuera", was released this year.


Biography by John Dougan at All Music website

Biography at João Bosco website

• press review •

"Two centuries of his country's rhythms flow through the fingers of João Bosco, one of Brazil's most fabled guitarists, singers and composers. Now 70, he can stir up a whirlwind of speed and agility, breezing through tricky meters, harmonies and beats from all over Brazil". -New York Times, April 2017.

Reviews at João Bosco website

Other Links at João Bosco website

 
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