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(1929 – 2010)

Johnny Alf (born Alfredo José da Silva 5/19/1929 in Rio de Janeiro) is a true genius, unfortunately he is also highly underestimated. He introduced Brazil to a new way of singing, playing, and composing several years before the term "bossa nova" was coined. Tom Jobim, Leny Andrade, Luís Eça, Carlos Lyra, and all those who came after had some Alf influences. Always rejecting the label bossa nova, Alf focused on his artistic achievements and let go of the… read more

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