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Nova Banda was a group formed in 1984 by Tom Jobim to accompany him during live performances and recordings. In 1985, the group performed live for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York. That same year, Nova Banda played at the Montreux Festival (Switzerland), at the Lincoln Center (New York, NY), and at Constitution Hall (Washington D.C.). In the next year, they performed at the Greek Theater (Los Angeles, CA), and the Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo (Tokyo, Japan), with Gal Costa. In 1987, they recorded Jobim's Passarim and participated in the album's launching shows in several cities such as Rio de Janeiro (Canecão and Teatro Municipal), São Paulo (Palace), Brussels, Belgium (Palais de Beaux-Arts, 1987), and Paris, France (Théatre Grand Rex, 1988). In 1990, Nova Banda played at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera (São Paulo) for a huge audience during the commemorative concert in homage to Jobim's and the city of São Paulo's anniversaries, with guest artists Milton Nascimento and Chico Buarque. Also in that year, they played at the San Remo Festival in Italy. In 1991, Banda Nova played in the anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro for 70,000 people at Ipanema (Arpoador beach). In the same year, they participated in the concert promoted by the Rain Forest Foundation together with Sting, Elton John, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil at Carnegie Hall. In 1993, they played for 50,000 people at Ibirapuera park in São Paulo. Nova Banda also participated in the following albums by Jobim: O Tempo e o Vento (soundtrack of the eponymous TV Globo series), Família Jobim, Antonio Brasileiro, and Tom Jobim: Inédito. ~ Alvaro Neder

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