Antonio Jobim is one of the founders of the bossa nova sound and most known for the seminal number Girl from Ipanema. He is the perfect subject for a cabaret tribute.
This could not possibly have been anything but a sell out performance with the line-up of guitarists listed to play for this Grand Finale to the Festival.
Once again, this was a double bill, with Manuel Barrueco for the first half and Yamandú Costa after the interval. These ‘two for the price of one’ concerts, with related but contrasting performances, were a great idea and definitely proved very popular with patrons.
It was not surprising that this concert, like so many others, was sold out well before the Festival started.