Thursday, September 8, 2016

SOLD OUT: Bossa legend Bebel Gilberto to play the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 2:51 PM

  • Image via Bebel Gilberto/Facebook
Orlando will soon be graced by a rare Florida appearance from this scion of Brazilian music royalty. The daughter of bossa nova deity João Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto keeps the family tradition alive with a modern and more electronic take on the bossa sound that her father pioneered. BREAKING: Show looks to be sold out via Dr. Phillips. If you scored a ticket for this, we salute you.

Gilberto’s music is at once warm and breezy, unhurried, jazzy and slinky, but every note is suffused with melancholy and yearning. The bossa nova sound is as fresh and wondrous in Bebel Gilberto’s hands as it was when João Gilberto and Stan Getz blazed new trails with their collaborative works, and her voice is a thing of wide-eyed, dexterous wonder.

She’s collaborated with the likes of Mike Patton (Faith No More), the Dust Brothers and Mark Ronson in service to her restless muse. But this particular night will be all hers. Summer forever.

Bebel Gilberto plays to a sold-out house at the Dr. Phillips Center  on Wednesday, Sept. 14. 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Related Locations


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation