Wednesday, April 7, 2010

João Gilberto's concerts confirmed in NY, Boston & Chicago

The events titled "The Genius of João Gilberto" (June 22 at the Carnegie Hall, in NY, as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival - former JVC Jazz Fest - promoted by veteran impresario George Wein) and "An Evening With Joao Gilberto" (June 25 at Boston Symphony Hall and June 29 at Chicago Symphony Center) have finally been confirmed. Now there are plans for a concert in Los Angeles too, probably at Roxy Theater.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 / 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall - New York City, NY
Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage
The Genius of João Gilberto

João Gilberto , the "Bossa Nova Pope," returns to enthrall NYC audiences after a memorable performance there at Carnegie Hall in 2007. Foremost interpreter of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the bossa nova creator, João's mesmerizing solo performances turn the hall into a cathedral of rhythm, romance and longing.
Tickets: $95; $85; $60; $35
By Phone: 212 247 7800
By Email:
At the venue box office: 57th St and 7th Ave
Presented In Partnership With
Carnegie Hall

More details about the CareFusion Jazz Fest:

The CareFusion Jazz Festival New York will be held June 17 - 26, 2010. After being without the annual jazz festival this past June for the first time in 37 years, jazz fans from around the world can celebrate the festival’s return. George Wein, along with his New Festival Productions, LLC, again will produce a 10-day festival that will cover the city with concerts.

For the 2010 CareFusion Jazz Festival New York, Wein will be producing concerts in partnership with some of the city’s most unique and culturally significant venues. The venues will include: Carnegie Hall, City Parks Foundation’s Central Park SummerStage, Crotona Park in the Bronx, City Winery, Flushing Town Hall, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, The Jazz Gallery, Jazz Standard, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell , Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Studio Museum in Harlem, The Town Hall. Most shows at partner venues will be priced between $15 to $20, making it possible for more music lovers to participate in festival events. Visit for artist updates and other festival information.

Ticket info for the Boston date:

Tix for the Chicago concert:

Gilberto had been invited to perform also at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, on June 26 at the Toyota Park in Chicago, but he already cancelled his performance.
Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Fest will be a day-long musical celebration featuring collaborations by Eric and his friends including Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and more.

“I wanted to open it up a little,” Clapton had declared sometime ago, “so it’s not so much about virtuosity as roots. I'm especially excited by the booking of the reclusive Joao Gilberto, who rarely performs abroad. The whole thing was an excuse for getting him out of Brazil,” Clapton said. But, he adds, “a festival about guitar doesn’t have to be all heavy metal or all rock. It would probably surprise a lot of people who don’t play that someone like me or Derek Trucks [of the Allmans] can admire and enjoy someone like Gilberto."

The following artists are confirmed to participate in this unique event to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua:
Albert Lee
Allman Brothers Band
BB King
Bert Jansch
Buddy Guy
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Hubert Sumlin
James Burton
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
Joe Bonamassa
John Mayer
Jonny Lang
Keb Mo
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sheryl Crow
Sonny Landreth
Stefan Grossman
Steve Winwood
Vince Gill
ZZ Top

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