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Bossa Nova, Jazz and Latin in a variety of formats and instrumentation, from a Duo to a Septet. Ideal for any event.
I had the pleasure of contracting this trio to perform at my recent client party. They were extremely accommodating with the unique venue and provided the chic vibe I was looking for, in the heart of one of Toronto’s trendiest neighbourhoods. I will likely hire them again and recommend to anyone!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
A lively professional show at a perfect volume for any occasion.
Seasoned musicians, who take requests and have excellent rapport with the audience.
Bossa Nova, Classic Jazz, Latin
Victor Monsiváis: Guitar/Vocals
Frank Sants: Double Bass
Federico Monsiváis: Drums/Percussion
Bossa Três has been performing Bossa Nova and Brazilian Samba classics, as well as a variety of Brazilian rarities; Jazz Standards and Latin Jazz for over a decade in all kinds of events and venues, including the legendary Rex Hotel, the Reservoir Lounge, the Gladstone Hotel, Gate 403 and The Lula lounge. The quartet’s repertoire draws from the greatest Brazilian composers, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoça and Ary Barroso; performing their original Portuguese versions. For the Latin pieces of its repertoire, they do the Spanish versions of Buenavista Social Club, and all other Latin great ones. And when performing Jazz Standards, from composers such as Ellington and Van Heusen, they again, render the original versions.
The ensemble consists of band leader Victor Monsivais: vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, who sings songs in their original languages and plays the guitar, with the true Bossa, Swing and Latin beats. Bassist Frank Sants who delivers deep toned bass lines with precise timing and skilful creative solos; and drummer/percussionist Federico Monsivais who plays with a soft, classical feel, yet, with the attack and syncopation of the authentic Latin rhythms and Jazz swing, maintaining the rhythm hard and steady. Bossa Três also performs as a quartet or quintet featuring a wide variety of talented musicians.
Bossa Três achieve, apparently effortlessly, that rarely heard hard-smooth Brazilian rhythm and harmonies, creating an aura of "alegría & saudade" which are the two basic ingredients of Brazilian music and recall the atmosphere of a quiet night in Copacabana, or the mood of a Carnival in Bahia. They bring pure joy when they play Latin music and reminisce a hot Tropicana session in La Habana; and invoke that indescribable mood and romance of a Manhattan evening when they play jazz standards.
Many have said that listening to Bossa Três is like being transported to a warm evening in Rio De Janeiro in the early sixties.
Past Booked Events
|August 30, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 27, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Rattlesnake Golf Club|
|August 27, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Wholefoods Oakville|
|August 26, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Relish Bar and Grill|
|August 19, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:45pm||Relish Bar and Grill|
|August 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Relish Bar and Grill|
|August 12, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Lula Lounge|
|August 11, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||The Emmet Ray Bar|
Influences & Inspiration
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Totally flexible. We can use yours, or bring our own.