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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 10, 2005

(Mahwah) – The sounds of Rio and Ipanema will float through the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College when an all-star band led by legendary trombonist and arranger Slide Hampton returns to the College Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Jazz at the Berrie Center presents Bossa Nova Nights, Slide Hampton’s Salute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Brazilian vocalist Maucha Adnet, who toured with Jobim the last decade of his life, will reprise the bossas and sambas so familiar to the world, including Desafinado” and How Insensitive.”

Antonio Carlos Jobim, who died in 1994, was a Brazilian composer and songwriter. His arrangements combined modernist classical touches with a suave swing similar to North American cool” jazz. Jobim pioneered bossa nova, and wrote many of the genre’s greatest hits including The Girl From Ipanema” and Desafinado.” The bossa nova was popularized worldwide in the early 1960s.

Tickets for Bossa Nova Nights are $23 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $12 for youth. The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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