Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz, and More. Classy and fun music delivered by experienced professionals.
We enlisted them to provide a jazz trio performance for our club's holiday celebration. The group excelled, earning positive reception from our members.
Many thanks, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with them once more.
Jim Orr was communicative, personable, and professional. His holiday selections were thoughtful and he is a very skilled pianist. A good time was had by all. Highly recommend.
The Bossa Nova Band were wonderful and loved by our residents. They performed during our closing reception for our annual arts festival. We definitely want to have them back!
We immensely enjoyed the Bossa Brothers Trio. Our group was thrilled to have the music to help stimulate conversation. These guys are extremly professional and easy to work with. Great selection of music. The chemistry between them was really cool. Their setup was fast and efficient. We would definitely recommend them to anyone, no matter what the venue is. We will certainly consider them for future functions. Gentlemen, thank you so much for a memorable time.
The Bossa Brothers Trio rocked the house at our community's Mardi Gras event! The band was professional and easy to work with. Their setlist and musical talent did not disappoint! I will definitely hire The Bossa Brothers Trio for another event.
family and friends came together to celebrate one dear to all of us- we enjoy each other's company as it is. However having live music was the cherry on top and boss's brothers did not disappoint.
This Bossa Brothers Trio provided amazing jazz music for our company's 15th anniversary celebration gala. The music was a perfect addition to our celebratory atmosphere and people loved it.
Thank you Bossa Brothers Trio!
I hired the band to play for several hours at the celebration of a family member's life (I.e., celebratory service). We held the cocktail and sit-down lunch at an upscale restaurant. The band did a perfect job of meeting the atmosphere of the event. They played well in the background at times and more prominently at others. And they did it seamlessly and intuitively.
The sound and quality of the music was also spot on. I was looking for professionals skilled in Bossa Nova, and they were that. My Brazilian family would comment throughout the event: "oh! I love that song" and we even had some dancing. I was asked again and again where I found the band.
The band was extremely easy to work with. I gave them all the information needed up front. They confirmed a detail or two by proactively contacting me several weeks before the event. The day of, they showed up on time and delivered. They were flexible with any requests and adapted seamlessly.
When we celebrated my family member's life with a few words, the band stood respectfully and honored her with us. Classy. Thanks.
After looking at video clips of a number of bossa nova bands and getting a few quotes, the Bossa Brothers seemed like the best fit for what I wanted, a live instrumental group with a great sound. They were as good as any recording stars and greatly exceeded expectations. I had LOTS of complements about the band from the people that came to the party. Communications and logistics went perfectly. The members of the group were just as personable and friendly as the music. They were great! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could!
The Bossa Brothers Trio were great! They played at my day after wedding brunch and I warned them that there would be lots of hangovers....they kept the volume soft enough not to agitate headaches but loud enough so that our guests could enjoy the music. They were perfect and I definitely would love to see them play at another event!
We used Jim's band at a large house party for a BIG birthday party. Everybody enjoyed the music which was always at just the right volume. The band arrived on time. They were all courteous and professional. I would hire them again in a heartbeat! I recommend them without reservation!
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What to Expect
We take pride in being professional musicians, which means to you that we are on time, dress appropriately for the occasion and play our instruments with discipline and passion. Our trio includes keyboards, bass and drums . Other instruments (percussion, guitar, vocals, and horns) can be added to the band. We play a mix of Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz, Jazz and more featuring arrangements of recognizable songs done with Brazilian and Latin rhythms. The band is able to play quietly to provide background music and ambiance when appropriate as well as a more upbeat and energetic sound for dancing. We provided a complete sound system, with a stage microphone available for announcements. We can play prerecorded music when the band takes it's breaks and we can do announcements and introductions if needed. Our fee may be higher depending on event details, how far we have to travel or if you want to add extra musicians.
Following is a partial list of some of the places we've played at:
Washington Golf and Counrty Club (Arlington, VA)
Donna's Restaurant (Columbia, Baltimore and Cross Keys);
Linwood's Restaurant (Owings Mills, MD);
Grand Opening of Mill #1 (Baltimore, MD);
University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus;
Community College of Baltimore City;
Lexington Market (Baltimore, MD)
I've been playing piano for over 40 years and I've always been attracted to the different Afro-American forms of music starting with Rock n' Roll which lead me to the Blues which turned me on to Jazz which took me to New Orleans. From there, I explored the sounds of the Caribbean and South America. It's Music as celebration, sadness, overcoming obstacles, a way to build community and bring people together. In the late 90's I had the opportunity to work with a real Sambista and learn Brazilian Music in an authentic manner. Since then I just can't get enough. Anyway, this band is a vehicle for me and my musical brothers to share with you some of the joy and excitement that this music brings to us. We hope you enjoy it too. The group includes Piano, Bass and Drums and can be augmented with Percussion, Guitar, Vocals, and or Horns to fit the needs and budget of the event. We play Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz, Jazz and more and can tailor the song list for any occasion.
JIM ORR – Keyboards and Vocals, has been playing piano for forty years and has performed extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region as a member of The Persuaders (which he founded in 1988 and is still active), The Pan American Rhythm Project, The Samba Bossa Four, Root Boy Slim, and Fat Tuesday. He has appeared on stage with Chuck Magione, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, The English Beat, The Radiators, and The Nighthawks. Jim started The Bossa Brothers Trio in 2010 to focus on Brazilian and Latin rhythms. JEFF MULLER – Bass and Vocals, began his musical journey at a young age as an Elvis impersonator. He co-founded the Dirty City Band, and worked with The Persuaders, The Pan American Project, Eva Cassidy, Linwood Battle, and August West among others in the Annapolis area. In1997 Jeff released his solo CD Jes Grew. While living in New Orleans, Jeff performed with Allen Toussaint, Cryil Neville and Ernie K-Doe. LAMONT CRANSTON - Drums and Percussion, has worked in publishing, radio and the movies, Lamont now drums with the Bossa Brothers. Further details of his career are shadowy.
Additional Booking Notes
We can make almost any space work as a stage and need only access to an electric outlet for power
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 02, 2024 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Past Booked Events
|December 17, 2023 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
|December 16, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
|June 03, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
|Retirement Community Event
|May 21, 2023 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
|May 20, 2023–May 21, 2023 • 6:30pm - 12:30am
|February 21, 2023 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
|July 22, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|March 25, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
|April 22, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
|March 26, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
|November 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
|September 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
|May 15, 2016
|February 27, 2016
|October 18, 2015
|Wedding Cocktail Hour
|May 03, 2013
The Bossa Brothers Songlist
Ate Quem Sabe
As Rosas Nao Falam
Azul Da Cor Do Mar
Baiao de Dois
Brisa Do Mar
Desde Que Samba e Samba
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
Este Sue Olhar
Flor de Liz
Girl from Ipanema
Mas Que Nada
Once I Loved
So Danco Samba
Trem Das Onze
Tudo de Bom
Voce E Linda
Comin’ Home Baby
La Cumparsita (Tango)
Oye Como Va
Pete's Latin Groove
Por Una Cabeza (Tango)
Song For My Faeher
What a Difference a Day Made
A Child is Born
All of Me
C Jam Blues
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
My Funny Valentine
Softly as a Morning Sunrise
Take the A Train
The In Crowd
BOSSA\LATIN ARRANGEMENTS OF WELL KNOWN TUNES
Fool On The Hill (Bossa)
Norwegian Wood (Jazz Waltz)
Smoke On The Water (Latin)
What's Going On (Bossa)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Bossa)
Influences & Inspiration
We love the music of Brazil, especially from the following musicans: Tom Jobim, Joao Donato, Joao Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Martinho da Villa, Marisa Monte, and Gal Costa. Tito Puente, Machito, Bebo Valdes, Mongo Santamaria, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Rodriguez, Arturo Sandoval and Astor Piazzolla are among the Latin musicians who have also influenced us. And of course we've listened to and learned from many of the great Jazz and Blues musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Yancey, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, and Professor Longhair among others.