The Marine Theater Jazz in the Bar series continues with singer Véronique Joly


WHEN singer Astrud Gilberto released her classic Latin American bossa nova album, “The Girl From Ipanema”, her crystal-clear vocal style and the softly singing beats of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs including “One Note Samba” and “Corcovado “, thus like title song, enchanted a generation.

Renowned singer Véronique Joly will sing his music, accompanied by Rob Palmer on guitar at the upcoming Marine Theater Jazz in the Bar event.

Astrud Gilberto was born in Brazil, and in her late teens she was part of the ever-growing bossa nova scene, led by singer / guitarist Joao Gilberto, who would soon become her husband.

When they moved to New York City together, Joao recorded a record with American saxophonist Stan Getz. After casually participating in a rehearsal, Astrud was invited to sing on the song “The Girl from Ipanema”.

Later she said: “I will never forget that while we were listening to the song that had just been recorded in the studio control room, Stan told me, with a very dramatic expression,” this song goes make you famous “.”

Astrud indeed had a very successful recording career in the 1960s, 70s and beyond.

She received the Latin Jazz USA Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 and was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

His original recording of ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ was edited as a duet using a recording of the same song by Frank Sinatra for the soundtrack to the film ‘Down with Love’, and his recording ‘Who Can I Turn To?’ was sampled by the Black Eyed Peas in the song “Like That”.

Parisian-born singer Véronique Joly began performing live at the age of 17, working in the Parisian music scene before moving to London in 1992.

She has been involved in many diverse projects, including co-writing and recording a song for the BBC program “Rick Stein: French Odyssey”, and the voice for the movie “Night Dragon”.

She sings in English, French and Portuguese.

Brighten up your November with the sultry sounds of the Brazilian sun at this latest Jazz in the Bar event, taking place at the Marine Theater in Lyme Regis on Sunday, November 7 from 8 p.m. ET.

Cost of tickets £ 10 in advance or £ 12 on site, available at

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