John Cropp and Maria "Pete" Durgan
to the NovaZanz website.
Take a female bass
player/songwriter/ vocalist. Add a latin/jazz guitar player. Mix with a variety of
- What results is
a recipe for a take on bossa nova, latin and swingin'
If you can imagine sultry vocals with guitar work that feels
like Joao Gilberto with lots of Django and a little Joe Pass
plus lively percussion you'll like NovaZanz.
- NovaZanz plays originals and
other songs, including those written and performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Django
Reinhardt, Luiz Bonfa, Cole Porter, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald,
Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley and a wide
variety of other artists.
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- Three times nominated for a Washington DC Area Music
Assn. Award or Wammie