Laurindo Almeida
Date of Birth
Sep 02, 1917
Birth Place:
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Classical and jazz guitarist and composer Laurindo Almeida was a key player in fusing spicy Brazilian music with cool jazz to create the bossa nova music that was so popular during the mid '60s through the early '70s. At the height of his popularity, Almeida himself scored a few major feature films and assisted on the scores of others. Before coming to the United States in 1947, the Sao Paolo-born...