The Bossa Nova Hotel is a musical state of mind that was created and exists in cyberspace. It is a coalition of musicians who meet and create online, coming together regardless of where they may be on the globe - Los Angeles, Tokyo, Nashville, Rio, and Bali. A combination of heart, mind, and talent, it is creativity inspired by the love of a vast array of popular music, re-interpreted and served up Brazilian-style. If Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 had been stuffed in a wormhole and blasted into the 21st Century you might have a sense of The Bossa Nova Hotel.
The Bossa Nova Hotel exists in cyberspace. Who has checked in over the years, you might ask? An impressive and eclectic mix of guests have ties to this multi-dimensional musical venture dedicated to re-crafting classic hit songs into new incarnations as bossa nova-flavored fantasies with a new twist. The lush music of the Bossa Nova Hotel evokes an otherworldly sensibility befitting songs recorded in a cyber studio that is open all hours, in all time zones. Why confine such soaring soundscapes to earth?
Who is in residence at the Bossa Nova Hotel today? The Bossa Nova Hotel is the brainchild of Janey Clewer, Michael Sembello, Bruce Gaitsch and Richard Rudolph. They form the nucleus of The BNH.
The main collaborators represent a veritable powerhouse of musical expertise and experience. Songwriting genius that garnered chart-topping success and gave us enduring gems such as Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You," the Flashdance anthem "Maniac," and Madonna's enduring classic "La Isla Bonita". Touring and recording adventures with such icons as Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Michael McDonald, Peter Cetera, George Benson, Lara Fabian, Stevie Wonder and many more. A tremendous range of vocal and instrumental skills, production and music supervision mastery, and above all an unbridled passion for music.