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Rio Bossa Nova Jazz Band from New York City, NY

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 5 Reviews
  • 10 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $5,000 per event

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"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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Review by Aric W.

Private PartyReviewed on July 16, 2019From Portland, OR

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.

Review by Maro C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on February 27, 2018From New York City, NY

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

Review by Sabrina M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 25, 2015From Albuquerque, NM

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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  • 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
  • Alfie
  • Moon River
  • Wichita Lineman
  • Taste of Honey
  • Blame it on my youth
  • Message to a Friend
  • 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

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

September 14, 2024 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Easton, MD

Past Events

December 9, 2021 • Holiday Party
Thu5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Seattle, WA
July 27, 2019 • Private Party
Sat4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Everett, WA
July 13, 2019 • Private Party
Sat4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Portland, OR
February 12, 2018 • Memorial Service
Mon6:00 PM - 8:30 PM New York City, NY
July 15, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Albuquerque, NM
July 13, 2016 • Bar Lunático
Wed7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brooklyn, NY
May 24, 2016 • Rockwood Music Hall
Tue7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New York, NY
May 22, 2016 • Club Bonafide
Sun7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New York, NY
May 1, 2016 • NPR Mountain Stage
Sun7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Charleston, WV
April 3, 2016 • Barbes
Sun7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brooklyn, NY
November 24, 2015 • Lincoln Center
Tue7:00 PM - 11:00 PM New York, NY
October 24, 2015 • Gramercy Park Hotel
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM New York, NY

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