Antonio Carlos Jobim

January 25, 1927 –

Modern Period

Born in Brazil

Multiple Grammy-award winner Antônio Carlos Jobim was a composer, pianist, songwriter, singer, and arranger who internationalized the bossa nova and merged it with jazz by collaborating with American artists. This earned him the title of “father of bossa nova.”

He originally became well-known in Brazil for writing the music for the film Orfeu da Conceição. His American fame came in his collaborations with saxophonist Stan Getz, and the worldwide hit, The Girl from Ipanema. Many best-selling recording artists recorded Jobim’s works, including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.