When the musical movement that became known as bossa nova emerged on the international scene in the late 1950s and early '60s, the legendary Brazil-born guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves—a contemporary of bossa nova pioneers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa and João Gilberto—was a pivotal player.

In the five decades since, this musician and Grammy-winning producer has continued to be an ambassador of Brazilian sounds worldwide through numerous collaborations with artists from Stan Getz to Paul Winter to Yo-Yo Ma.

Joining Castro-Neves tonight are two fellow Brazilians: GRAMMY-winner Ivan Lins, the renowned and innovative songwriter, vocalist and pianist whose songs were recorded by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Patti Austin, Dave Grusin and Quincy Jones, recently Mr. Lins has appearded on the hit album "Call Me Irresponsible" with singer Michael Buble. Sao Paulo born multi-award winning pianist, singer and songwriter Eliane Elias is heralded as one of the great interpreters of Jobim's music. She is currently a Blue Note Records recording artist who's new album "Something For You" is receiving great critical praise, but her Classic RCA record "Dreamer" released in 2002 has become a world wide classic record paying homage to the great bossa nova and American songbook composers.