Last night, I caught the first set of Brazilian jazz at The Zinc Bar where my friend, Monika Olivera, fills in for the usual bossa nova singer. She was backed by a marvelous four-piece combo, including a fellow who played sax and flute: all Brazilian standards and her own beautiful compositions. Lots of Jobim, of course, and when she wasn’t singing sad, it was high-energy non-stop! The picture above says it all.
If you are in NYC, check out her page to see when you can catch a show with her, and you won’t regret it! Having her sing at my house for a milestone birthday party was a high point for me: the only way to salve the pain of realizing how old I’m getting by thinking back to it is to have her do it again