Astrud Gilberto | Artist
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Astrud Weinert aka Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer born 1940 in Salvador, Brazil. She became well known in the 1960s for her performance of the song "The Girl from Ipanema" with saxophonist Stan Getz. She married Brazilian Jazz artist Joao Gilberto in 1959 and moved to the USA. Her breezy bossa nova sound gained worldwide fame and brought Brazilian jazz and bossa nova music to mainstream audiences. Her first four releases are outstanding; The Astrud Gilberto Album, The Shadow of Your Smile, A Certain Smile and Look to the Rainbow, as is her 1969 release I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do.
Artist Website: astrudgilberto.com
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