Brazilian born songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim, best known for "The Girl From Ipanema
," provided many contributions to jazz music. In fact, a number of his songs became standards, often played in the jazz clubs of his time. He co-wrote this song with Vinicius de Moraes, another Brazilian-born music man.
Jobim was born to parents who were educators, and favored their son studying architecture. Luckily for the jazz world, Jobim's uncle's talent lay with music, and Jobim obviously inherited that skill set, which became apparent after his mother invested in a piano for the family home and he began taking lessons.