Enjoy bossa nova and blues by jazz quartet

Bossa nova fans will recognize the name of Antonio Carlos Jobim, whose songs are staples of the jazz and pop repertoires. The Brazilian songwriter, composer and singer was the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style and his songs, such as “The Girl from Ipanema,” have been performed by singers and musicians the world over.

Add a smattering of blues, and you have a free concert for Sunday afternoon enjoyment at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, 3300 North Atlantic Ave.

Rich Walker on guitar and vocals, Daniel Jordan on flute and saxophone, Barry Smith on drums and Jon Warcholak on acoustic bass will perform some of Jobim's most popular hits, along with some of his lesser-known works. Donations will be accepted to help cover travel and concert costs for the jazz combo. For more information, call 855-252-7276.

According to Aaron T. Collins, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra artistic director, Cocoa Beach and bossa nova are made for each other. “You can't think of ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ without thinking of sun and sand,” Mr. Collins said. “The bossa nova sound is incredibly smooth and relaxed, perfect for a Sunday afternoon in Cocoa Beach.”

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony and ticketing, visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free 855-252-7276. ¦

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