Bossa Nova in Paris

Club Bonafide, 212 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

The Bards of Brazilian Jazz: Bossa Nova in France

62 years ago, a fresh wave of sound from Rio De Janeiro danced its way throughout the world and straight into the hearts of the French. Bossa Nova—a very cool, very distinctive rhythm, both breezy and enticing, with lyrics full of optimistic, youthful themes—proved irresistible to the French jazz scene when it surfaced there in the late 1960’s by way of the film score to Palme d’Or winner Un Homme et Une Femme.

Honoring the master artists from Brazil who pioneered the form—including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Joao Gilberto, among others—while adding a healthy dose of that deliciously French je ne sais quoi, the alluring, Parisian-born harpist-vocalist Margot Sergent is delighted to bring Bossa Nova repertoire, both classic and modern, to the stage.

With the romance and beauty of songs such as “Garota de Ipanema,” “Eu Sei que Vou te Amar,” and “Wave,” to name a few, Margot’s rich voice, mesmerizing charisma and signature flair for imaginative, captivating musical interpretation are sure to cast a spell on you.