Rio Bossa Nova

Jazz Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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BOOKED 84 days ago

$400 - $4000 per event
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About
“Beautiful… #chills” — Ann Powers (NPR Music)

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

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

"I was mesmerized from the first moment I heard them." — Pat Sansone (WILCO)

“Elegantly funky” — Nels Cline (WILCO)

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.

Rio's vocalist and guitarist are the alter-egos of the band 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 City Winery's Cellar Sessions, New York's WFUV, Huffington Post, Relix Magazine, Daytrotter, and, this summer, Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

"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 jazz standards.

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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Private Party

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Edda and Max are truly magic. They were professional and accommodating to work with, and exceptional performers - our guests were treated to what amounted to a private concert with talents we would happily see at any premium venue. Very simply, please let this review be your last stop - you've found the right group.

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Memorial Service

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They were Fantastic and so nice and helpful - It was a memorial - so emotions were running high and they were GREAT!

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Wedding Reception

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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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Wedding Reception

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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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Private Party
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2019
Jul
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Private Party
Portland, OR
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2018
Feb
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Memorial Service
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jul
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Wedding Reception
Albuquerque, NM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
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Club Bonafide
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NPR Mountain Stage
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2016
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Barbes
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2015
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Lincoln Center
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
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24
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Seattle Special
 
Portland Promo
 
California Dreamin' Deal
 
Honolulu Low-low
 
A Felicidade
Agua de Beber (Drinking Water)
Alone Together
And I Love Her
Bonita
Cheek to Cheek
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)
Dindi
Doralice
Falling Grace
Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema)
Giant Steps
Hang out the Stars in Indiana
Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnaval)
Meditação (Meditation)
No Moon at All
O Amor em paz (Once I Loved)
O Barquinho
O Grande Amor
O Que Será
One Note Samba (Samba de uma Nota Só)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
September Song
Stardust
Summer Samba (Samba do Verão)
Take 5
Two for the Road
Você e eu
Waters of March (Aguas de Março)
Wave
Whisper Not
You’d be So Nice to Come Home to
stolen moments
recordame
west coast blues
pensativa
4 on 6
Occasional Summer
Bluesette
Ceora
question and answer
turnaround
lullaby of bird land
lush life
in your own sweet way
all the things
I hear a rhapsody
I remember Clifford
Bb Blues
Isn’t it romantic
Israel
In a sentimental mood
Old folks
Stella
Misty
SOLO GUITAR
Alfie
Moon River
Wichita Lineman
Taste of Honey
Blame it on my youth
Message to a Friend
ORIGINAL SOLO GUITAR
That the Country Brings
Hymn
Ballad in D
Heaven of Animals
She Run Away
Ocean of Birds (in a field of sky)
Till Now
Sixth Sense
Mourning of the Dove
Sad Cafe
Dream Samba
In A Quiet Place
Wanted
Living There
Heard This Before
Eukalyptus Now
Brazilian Band
Jazz Band
Beach Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Rio Bossa Nova will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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