Marcos Valle

Born in Rio in 1943, Marcos Kostenbader Valle was raised on a diet of classical, Brazilian popular music and North American jazz. When he was just six years old he started studying classical music and piano, growing up to become one of the most influential musicians of the Bossa Nova era. With piano, guitar and vocals as his main instruments, partnerships with artists like Sarah Vaughan and Leon Ware saw the singer-songwriter and performer become a celebrated icon of Brazilian music—constantly fusing local genres and musical development with elements of rock, soul, jazz, pop and dance. With more than 30 records on his name, spanning half a century, Marcos Valle is credited for popularising Bossa Nova across the world and bringing the sound of summer to its coldest corners.

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