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Marcy Vines has been developing arranging skills at Pathwork.  She has been a sucessful private music teacher and studies with me to develop the skills necessary to play from a lead sheet at the piano.  Basically this means that she must make decisions about every note played: selection of pitch, rhythm , dynamics and phrasing are all decided by the performer.  She's only been at this for a few years and is doing a fabulous job.  Don't miss her performance at our next program.

Marcy Plays

"What the World Needs Now"

August 2016


Marcy Vines Plays

"One Note Samba"

November 2017

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer. Widely considered as one of the great exponents of Brazilian music. Jobim is the artist who internationalized bossa nova and, with the help of important American artists, merged it with jazz to standardize in the 1960s a new sound whose popular success was very remarkable.


He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.


In 1965 his album Getz/Gilberto was the first jazz album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It also won for Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Individual or Group and for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album's single "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema"), one of the most recorded songs of all time, won the Record of the Year. Jobim has left a large number of songs that are now included in jazz and pop standard repertoires. The song "Garota de Ipanema" has been recorded over 240 times by other artists.[1] His 1967 album with Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim, was nominated for Album of the Year in 1968.