unnamed 9 unnamed 1 unnamed 8

In Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, hidden in the residential neighborhood of Garcia, rests Aconchego da Zuzu, or “Cozy of Zuzu.” The restaurant serves traditional Bahian food, and hosts a trio of musicians playing Bossa Nova, Samba and Choro music every night. Some customers enjoy a four-course meal with their family, some share a few beers with friends, while others listen, sing and dance along with the music. Inside this restaurant, everyone is treated like family. Strangers pull their tables together, the servers sing along with the music, and sometimes, Zuzu herself, the 103-year-old owner, comes out from her house to dance the samba.

The restaurant’s unique spirit inspired Los Angeles musician, Dan Reckard, to found the trio Bossa Zuzu. With guitarist/vocalist Capital, percussionist José Gurria and Reckard on saxophone, the trio plays everything from recent popular Brazilian music and original compositions to reinterpretations of classic Bossa Nova songs.  The trio strives for melody and simplicity. Bossa Zuzu’s unique instrumentation has a light, warm and intimate sound that makes the group compatible with everything from small cafés to big stages.

You can hear a Soundcloud sample of Bossa Zuzu's music here.

or watch them on Vimeo


You can visit the official website of Bossa Zuzu Here.

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Laguna Beach Live! Presents music at its best:

Great talent... intimate venues... accessible prices... free education outreach.

With help of our Members, we present more than 30 concerts annually and 20 education outreach programs. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible within the limits of the law.

Please join us as a Member.

button 4

Event Calendar

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Tickets are non-refundable.
Click here for donation policy.