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  • Pop culture influenced the music scene all over the world. The usual way of music entertainment is not the trend anymore. Here in the Philippines, old or new song is that appreciated if it has a touch of bossanova, the style of jazz music which was first started by Sitti, from then artists began to play bossanova. According to wikipedia Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto. Bossa Nova acquired a large following, initially by young musicians and college students. Although the bossa nova movement only lasted six years (1958–1963), it contributed a number of songs to the standard jazz repertoire.

"BEBOP, BOSSA, ATBP. featuring Sitti, Sandra Lim-Viray and Aisaku Live! @ The Oxford Suites Makati"

Music aficionados: watch out for a triple treat of live music come Friday night at 8, July 23, at The Oxford Suites Makati (Durban corner P. Burgos St., Makati Avenue). Aptly titled "BEBOP, BOSSA, ATBP.", the show features a rare mix of artists bringing their brand of music into one exciting collaboration.

There's SITTI NAVARRO, undisputedly the Philippines' Queen of Bossa Nova. She could very well be the "Girl from Ipanema" that Jobim described in his song as "tall and tan, and young and lovely". When her first album of bossa classics and originals titled Cafe Bossa hit the charts, numerous artists and record labels followed suit, thus reviving the bossa nova trend. Through the years and after several hit albums, Sitti has stood above the rest and has distinguished herself as the artist who started it all.

Providing the "Bebop" flavor is Manila Jazz Diva SANDRA LIM-VIRAY. A singer of Ella-like pathos and range, Sandra has earned the recognition of jazz artists and enthusiasts, having been president of the Jazz Society of the Philippines, and now President and Chairman of the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival. Considered THE premier jazz singer in the country today, Sandra is known for a vast repertoire that she consistently renders with her impeccable voice, mastery of scat, and soulful interpretation.

Jazz with a "Pinoy twist" will be provided by AISAKU YOKOGAWA, Japanese Jazz and OPM artist. Born to and raised by Japanese parents, Aisaku is an amazing multi-lingual performer. Aside from singing in his native tongue, he never fails to surprise the audience by dishing out OPM favorites in flawless Tagalog. Aisaku's talent is evident in his repertoire of Latin ditties translated into Tagalog known as "Salinawit", by no less than award-winning poet and journalist Pete Lacaba, and Japanese songs popularized by Ted Ito.

Accompanying these brilliant artists are Joel Galang on keyboards, Edgar Avenir on guitar, Jessie Jodloman Jr. on bass, Jun Viray on drums, and Louie Boogie on percussions.

Tickets will be available at The Oxford Suites Makati (02) 899-7888 / (02) 897-0548 for Php 500. You may also contact mJ at 0917.271.4829 or email at tangerineskies.inc@gmail.com if you would like to buy your tickets in advance.

The event is presented by Xquisite Artist International Productions, TangerineSkies Entertainment Gateway, JFK Music and The Oxford Suites Makati in partnership with Sindikato Productions, White Box Studio Rental, Chi Romano-Dulce, SATB, VerJube Photographics, The Heirloom Manila, ClicktheCity.com, Jazzuality.com, ICON Online Magazine, Daigdig Pinoy, Women’s Journal and People’s Journal.
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