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Rio Bossa Nova

Jazz Band from Santa Fe, NM - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$400 - $4000 per event
AVAILABLE IN NEW MEXICO AND THE GREATER NEW YORK AREA

“Beautiful… #chills” — Ann Powers of NPR Music (@annkpowers on Twitter)

“Like hand printed photographs that speak and sway… their material is hypnotic…” ~ LIZZ WRIGHT

“Edda Glass's voice must be heard to be believed.” — Nels Cline (WILCO)

“Her voice is one of a kind.” — New York Theatre Guide

Featuring Brazilian vocals & jazz guitar, Rio's vibe is invigorating yet relaxing, playful yet sophisticated, classic yet unique. Call it retro or call it timeless— for social events, this is the original cocktail music. For weddings, it's the most romantic music in the world. Available as a duo, trio, or quartet, in the Santa Fe, NM as well as the greater New York Area.

Rio's vocalist and guitarist are the hometown alter-egos of Max Hatt / Edda Glass, who play coast-to-coast from New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to NPR Mountain Stage and the Sundance Film Festival. They've been featured by New York's WFUV, Huffington Post, and Daytrotter.

"I realized, from the very first note, that I've never heard a more beautiful pairing of voice and guitar…. "
~ Local Flavor Magazine, February 2016, Santa Fe, NM

"Unique voices and rare musicians"
~Eric Funk, composer and host of MT-PBS's 11th & Grant

FOR JAZZ FANS: Rio plays a lovingly curated repertoire of ballads, swing, latin, and modern jazz standards, including instrumental and vocal pieces.

FOR BRAZILIAN MUSIC FANS: As a Brazilian friend once said of Rio, we must be "brasileiros de alma e coração"— Brazilian in heart and soul. We deeply love and respect Bossa Nova and the beautiful musical instrument that is Brazilian portuguese. João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes — these are our heroes. We can easly play entire event of Bossa Nova & Samba if you so choose.

FOR AUDIOPHILES: Our state-of-the-art Bose tower speaker system helps us create low-noise high-definition sound. This sonic clarity allows us to set the volume low and yet infuse your event with the lightness and energy of live music. The Bose's elegant profile and small footprint completes Rio's style.

"What is it about Bossa Nova that is so relaxing, yet invigorating? Fluid guitar solos and the sibilant hush of the lovely Portuguese language fill out such well-known tunes as "Manhã de Carnaval," "Corcovado," and "No More Blues," wherein Glass leaps into dissonance like it's easy, for crying out loud. Yow! Say "ah-h" to the ideal panacea…"
~ Mariss McTucker, The Lively Times

"Edda's delivery has all the breathy sensuousness of Sade and the clarity and conversational style of Suzanne Vega...You don't have to understand a word of Portuguese to appreciate the unique cadence of the language - lilting, swaying, countering the lively yet understated melodies provided by guitarist Max Hatt."
~ Jessica Soberg, Your Times
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As a professional musician myself, I can tell you there's no exaggerating when I rate all categories at 5 stars. Julia called me back within an hour of my inquiry and we had an easy, productive conversation to nail down all the specifics regarding music for our wedding reception. I had nothing to worry about during the whole process. You really want to hire someone good enough that you have no more decisions or phone calls to make, and that was the case here. All night at our reception, guests were asking where we found this band because the music was so beautiful! Book them. Whatever it's for, just book them.

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675 characters is not enough to describe the overall experience, wonderful people to work with, great music, they were so GREAT!! My new in laws spent many years in Brazil and thoroughly enjoyed their Bossa's and samba's. More than one of my guests came up and asked me, 'where did you FIND this band??, they are great'. We had a dj scheduled for the last three hours of my reception but everybody was enjoying Rio Bossa Nova so we asked them to stay longer and they happily agreed, in hindsight, i should've sent dj home and BOSSA NOVA-ed ALL NIGHT! Their music made the whole event all the more memorable to me and my new wife.

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Rio Bossa Nova was amazing at our wedding reception. We wanted to create a more relaxed atmosphere and this band was exactly what we were looking for. They are all highly talented and professional and were happy to accommodate our small space and other reasonable requests. We received so many positive comments from our wedding guests who also enjoyed the music and vibe of Rio Bossa Nova.

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Please note Rio Bossa Nova will also travel to Espanola, Truchas, Glorieta, Lamy, Los Alamos, Cerrillos, Pecos, Tererro, Cochiti Pueblo, Cochiti Lake, Pena Blanca, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santa Cruz, Tesuque, Ilfeld, Chimayo, Alcalde, San Juan Pueblo, Montezuma, San Jose, Hernandez, San Miguel, Stanley, Medanales, Ribera, Embudo, Cordova, Ledoux, Canones, Bernalillo.
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