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National Jazz Festival: Blame it on the Bossa Nova


Mon 9 Apr 2012, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early bird: $54.00
  • Adult: $59.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SWPR Ltd

"Glitzy, tuneful and fun, Blame it on the Bossa Nova is a hot night out!" - Dom Post

"The Beat Girls dazzling dance routines, matched by the glamour of their costumes, provided an energy that was as tangible as it was intoxicating and it did not take long before the audience was clapping and cheering every beat!" - The New Zealand Herald

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water... the girl from Ipanema is back on the beach!

Blame It On the Bossa Nova is a tribute to the musical craze that was born in Brazil and then swept the world in the late '50s and early '60s.

Showcasing the music of Carlos Jobim, Marcos Valle, Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66, Stan Getz, Astrid Gilberto and more, Blame It On the Bossa Nova takes the audience on a musical journey through the history of Bossa with a sizzling set of Brazilian classics covered by everyone over the years from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to Sting.

Backing band The Lounge Lizards lead by Billy Watkins cut loose on a stylish trip of cool sounds and insatiable grooves with a backdrop of swinging summer samba's and hypnotic rhythms.

The Beat Girls lead by Andrea Sanders [aka the Lady of the Lounge, 'Miss Settee'] add fabulous vocals and sassy cabaret to a string of cool Bossa favourites including Mas Que Nada, Wave, Desafinado, One Note Samba and of course the quintessential Girl from Ipanema.

Swanky, swinging and sensationally '60s, this show will escort you back to a time when Beehives and Bacharach were hip, a time when 'revolution' meant watering down your scotch with ice!

So slip on your slippers, take the elevator down to the grooviest bar in town and blame it on the Bossa Nova!

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