Each season the CJRO performs a concert of music from the rich tradition known as Latin Jazz. This year the focus is on the culture of Brazil, featuring the exquisite music of Antônio Carlos Jobim. A songwriter, composer, and arranger, Jobim transformed the extroverted rhythms of the Brazilian Samba into an intimate musical experience. He was also credited with the first bossa nova hit single, “Chega de Saudade” (1958; “No More Blues”) which became an international success in the 1960s and launched this wildly popular dance movement. Featuring vocalist Heidi Schmidt.