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Evocative songs delivered with passion and personality

On Sorte! (meaning Luck!), the relaxing contemporary Latin bossas of Massachusetts-based composer John Finbury are brought to life by Afro-Brazilian singer, songwriter and actress Thalma de Freitas with an all-star cast of musicians. Finbury has been writing music...

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John Finbury and Thalma de Freitas “SORTE!”

Award-winning composer John Finbury and singer-lyricist Thalma de Freitas team up for the first time on Sorte! Their new album of Brazilian-flaired Latin Jazz songs was produced by Latin Grammy winner Emilio D. Miler, who assembled an all-star band, featuring Vitor...

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Slipcue Guide to Brazilian Music

North American lyricist and composer John Finbury delves deep into the tradition of modern Brazilian bossa nova, performed in what is often called the "smooth jazz" style. Working with lyricist/translator Ned Claflin and American-born, New York-based bossa nova...

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2015 American Songwriters Award for Best Instrumental Song

John Finbury was the proud recipient of the 2015 American Songwriters Award for "Best Instrumental" for his composition and recording of "SambaDan". "The American Songwriting Awards is an annual, international contest and awards event for songwriters and musicians....

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2015 American Song Writers Award Winner

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