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Blame It On The Bossa Nova

The award-winning Cambridge-based saxophonist Dan Forshaw returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with an unmissable night of music celebrating Brazil’s famous genre, the Bossa Nova.

Blame it on the Bossa Nova is a vibrant musical journey, taking your mind to stunning beaches, majestic mountains and buzzy clubs of Rio. Bringing to life the hit songs that defined 1960s Bossa Nova, such as Desafindao, Doralice and The Girl from Ipanema, it will be a night of music to remember.

Dan Forshaw is one of the most passionate and charismatic musicians on the British jazz scene. Studying in both London and New York, Forshaw went on to perform across the world. Now based in Cambridge, he teaches saxophone and regularly tours and leads jazz events, residences and projects. Forshaw most recently appeared at Cambridge Arts Theatre with Miles and Coltrane @ 90, 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz and Celebrating Blue Note Jazz.

Bossa Nova is a style of samba developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In Brazil the word “bossa” is old-fashioned slang for something done with particular charm or natural flair, whilst the term “bossa nova” means “new trend” or “new wave”.

Saxophone: Dan Forshaw, Vocals: Georgia Mancio, Guitar: Colin Oxley, Piano: Chris Jerome, Bass: Joel Humann, Drums: Derek Scurll. 

See Bossa Nova at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on Sunday 25 July, 7.30pm. 

For more information or to book, call the Box Office on 01223 503 333 or visit


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