Bossa nova and jazz singer Astrud Gilberto performs 'The Girl From Ipanema' at the Cork Opera House.
Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto is one of the international artists performing at the annual Cork Jazz Festival, sponsored by Guinness, taking place over the October bank holiday.
She introduces her band to the Cork Opera House audience; pianist Ted Lo, guitarist Emily Remler, bassist Marcelo Gilberto, drummer Duduka da Fonseca and trombonist David Sacks.
Astrud Gilberto performs 'The Girl From Ipanema’, singing the lyrics firstly in Portuguese and then in English.
The music for 'The Girl From Ipanema’ was written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel.
The Stan Getz recording featuring the vocal debut of Astrud Gilberto released in 1963, became an international hit in 1964 and received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1965.
The RTÉ Outside Broadcast Unit recorded several of the concerts staged in the Cork Opera House and in all some 15 hours of jazz was recorded. These recordings were edited into 14 programmes and broadcast weekly from 25 April 1984 for 14 weeks as 'The Guinness Jazz Festival'.
This episode of 'The Guinness Jazz Festival' was broadcast on 23 May 1984.