João Gilberto

João Gilberto

Brazilian musician, pioneer of bossa nova
One of the two musical giants behind the bossa nova explosion (with Jobim), a leading Brazilian guitarist, vocalist, and composer.
BornJune 10, 1931
HometownJuazeiro, Brazil
SpouseAstrud Gilberto
ChildrenBebel Gilberto , João Marcelo Gilberto , Louiza karolina Gkilberto
ParentsMartinha do Prado Pereira de Oliveira , Juveniano Domingos de Oliveira

Top Stories

Bebel Gilberto Wrestles With Love, Loss & Bossa Nova Legacy On Beautiful New Album

  • Bebel Gilberto is walking her dog – a Shih Tzu who looks like it got a bowl cut – around New York City’s West Village, and smoking a joint. Despite her pedigree (her father is multiple Grammy-winning, pioneering Brazilian bossa nova artist João Gilberto, and her mother is the famed Brazilian singer and composer, Miúcha) […]


Bebel Gilberto Talks New Album, Family Legacy on Soul Sisters Podcast

Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto joins Soul Sisters to tell us about growing up with the complicated genius of her father - the founder of bossa nova Joao Gilberto - and her decision to cover Radiohead on her new live album.
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Where Are You, João Gilberto?
Where Are You, João Gilberto?