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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, July 15, at 7:00 PM PDT.

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A Cole Valley concert of Brazilian Bossa Nova with Kenya Moses and Paride Pignottii dedicated to the memory of Astrud Gilberto

Cole Valley, SF

Sat, July 15, 2023 7:00 PM, PDT

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Zane B. Superhost

We invite you to a home concert of Brazilian Bossa Nova with the Bossa e Bossa Duo, singer Kenya Moses and Italian guitarist Paride Pignotti This concert is dedicated to the memory of Astrud Gilberto whose recording of "The Girl From Ipanema" was a worldwide hit in the 1960s.

The performance, on the Western rim of Cole Valley, will feature a 45 minute music set with a 15 minute beverage and mingle intermission. The set features the composers, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Stan Getz.

Born in Americus, Georgia, and shortly thereafter moving to Darmstadt, Germany; Kenya was exposed to a wide range of musical experiences, which have influenced her subsequent years of studying and performing. By the time she was 5 years old, she was playing the piano and singing whenever the opportunity arose. Upon moving to California at the age of 6, Kenya began singing with her grandmother in the church choir, performing ballet folklorico, traditional ballet and finding herself drawn to music in every form - picking up the clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute.

Kenya became obsessed with music - singing, playing and competing in international competitions. She later went on to study classical voice and flute at The University of California, Davis, where she also double majored in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis.

After University, Kenya began her professional vocal career in the opera world, while simultaneously studying and performing dance with companies including, Alvin Ailey in New York City, Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, Embodiment Project and more. Her opera credits include Berkeley Opera, West Edge Opera and Pocket Opera.

Paride Pignotti is an Italian guitarist and composer who makes up the second half of the Bossa e Bossa Duo. He is an award-winning guitarist and has collaborated with some of the most well-respected Italian musicians, such as Javier Girotto and Nicola Stilo. Paride has performed in numerous jazz festivals, including Rome jazz festival, Time in jazz, Bari in jazz, Nice Jazz Festival, Piacenza Jazz Festival, Nuoro Jazz, Fara Music Festival and many others.

What's the music?

Paride Pignotti

A 45-minute set of Brazilian Bossa Nova, featuring composers Antônio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz.


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Kenya M., 3 months ago

A tremendous thank you to Zane and John, for hosting Paride and myself. We had a wonderful time and loved sharing bossa nova with everyone! Muito obrigada!

If you would like to stay connected, please feel free to visit my website at

Lastly, if you feel inspired to find Astrud Gilberto's renditions of the songs we performed - here is the list:

Corcovado - Tom Jobim
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Manha de Carnaval - Luiz Bonfá
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar - Tom Jobim
Água de Beber - Tom Jobim
Carinhoso - Pixinguinha
Brigas Nunca Mais - João Gilberto
Garota de Ipanema - Tom Jobim


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