Van BottiPunkBossa Project

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About Me

/Who Am I

Whether he is traveling to the United States to perform during the legendary South By Southwest music festival or being recognized by Brazil’s Ministry of Culture for his work in music, Punk Bossa artist, Van Botti is creating something innovative, intelligent and sophisticated. Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next.

 

One of his most recent singles, Lost in the Storm, has already garnered widespread praise from several critics, including Fabio Massari (MTV Brazil, Yahoo! Brazil) and Chico Castro Jr. (A Tarde Journal).

Van Botti represents the new Bossa Nova. Innovative, sarcastic, sophisticated and sensitive, so is his music…

- Beyond Jazz mag -

PunkBossa

/The Project

Van Botti is creating something innovative, intelligent and sophisticated. Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next.

The Manifesto

Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next.

The Team

Saying that rock was his first language as a composer, the Italo-Brazilian artist cites The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the Mutantes as some of his most important early influences. He was a student of one of the greatest guitar players in the history of Brazil, Aderbal Duarte. A scholar of Brazilian popular music, Van Botti transcribed for his master’s dissertation numerous works of João Gilberto.

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If you want to keep contact just write to my e-mail:

evandrobotti@gmail.com

 

Statistics

30years of experience
15projects completed
2088hours of work
2494coffee cans

Whether he is traveling to the United States to perform during the legendary South By Southwest music festival or being recognized by Brazil’s Ministry of Culture for his work in music, Punk Bossa artist, Van Botti is creating something innovative, intelligent and sophisticated. Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next.

Saying that rock was his first language as a composer, the Italo-Brazilian artist cites The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the Mutantes as some of his most important early influences. He was a student of one of the greatest guitar players in the history of Brazil, Aderbal Duarte. A scholar of Brazilian popular music, Van Botti transcribed for his master’s dissertation numerous works of João Gilberto. During the 1990’s, Van Botti was a member of indie rock star band, Úteros em Fúria, which toured Brazil. He also enjoys the Bossa Nova works of Stan Getz as well as Chet Baker in Jazz.

One of his most recent singles, Lost in the Storm, has already garnered widespread praise from several critics, including Fabio Massari (MTV Brazil, Yahoo! Brazil) and Chico Castro Jr. (A Tarde Journal). Additionally, Van Botti has been awarded the prestigious Pixinguinha Award, an award created by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture to recognize the country’s most prominent music artists. Past recipients have included João Bosco, Joyce Moreno and Tom Zé. Van Botti’s works have also been featured in advertisements for Ford Motors, C&A, and the Brazilian Goverment. He is known not only for his incredible improvisational skills on guitar and piano, but also for his work composing instrumental themes mixing samba rhythms and jazz forms.

In the rare moments that Van Botti steps away from music, he can be found practicing Capoeira, drinking cachaça, and cooking Spaghetti alla Corbonara. He also loves reading about philosophy and astronomy. Some of his favorite philosophers include Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Education
Jun 8

Composition Graduate 2003

UFBA

The UFBA Composition Department provides a thorough course of study in all areas of traditional and contemporary musical composition, including tonal and nontonal styles.

Master Degree (Songwriting) UFBA 2009

UFBA

Federal Univerty of Bahia is one of the world’s first Songwriting Masters.

May 4
Experience
Jan 11

Berklee Jazz Composition 2010

Berklee Music

Berklee Jazz Composition course. Joe's Mulholland classes about composing in the jazz idiom.

Berklee Jazz Guitar Course 2013

Berklee Music

Berklee Jazz Guitar Course 2013. Bruce Saunders classes about improv in the jazz idiom

Aug 8
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Skills

75%Songwriter
90%Bossa Nova Player
80%Jazz Improviser
70%Multi-Instrumentalist

Portfolio

/Work done so far

Take a look at the latest posts! “Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next..” Umbria Jazz mag

testimonials

Bringing together the irony and sarcasm found in Punk Poetry and infusing it with the musical flavor of Bossa Nova and Jazz, Van Botti is fostering an art that will leave fans laughing one moment and contemplating existential completeness the next...
UMBRIA JAZZ , MAG.

Blog

/Our Journal

Uncategorized
Aug 21

NO CAUSE – Van Botti and The PunkBossa Quartet LIVE @ SITORNE THEATER

I hope you dig it: NO CAUSE, my new song for "The PunkBossa Project." Inspired in a Raul Seixas phrase: It's Happening, Everything is always happening..." Van Botti and The…

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Lost in The Storm – Single Release

Punk Bossa Project by Van Botti

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Jun 2
May 4

Lost In The Storm Live at Sitorne Café 2017

Oxford University

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Quiçá – Live at Sitorne Café 2017

Feat. André Becker on Tenor Saxophone

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Jan 11
Aug 8

No Cause – Live at Sitorne Café 2017

Awesome Company, Ltd.

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Soon I Will Know Your Name – Live at Café Sitorne 2107

Feat. Aderbal Duarte on Guitar

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Jun 8
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. . .Contact

/ SEND E-MAILs TO: EVANDROBOTTI@GMAIL.COM

 

 



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