João Gilberto (Guitar)
Born: 10th June 1931, Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
Died: 6th July 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
João Gilberto was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who was a pioneer of the musical genre of bossa nova in the late 1950s. Around the world he was often called "father of bossa nova"; in his native Brazil, he was referred to as "O Mito" ("The Legend").
Further Reading: João Gilberto
American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist/vocalist João Gilberto's collaborative record, Getz/Gilberto is a classic cool jazz recording that helped bring the sounds of bossa nova to an international audience.