Bossa Nova and More is a Hungarian guitar duo that aims to play authentic Bossa Nova combined with less traditional numbers to create an entirely enjoyable experience. Rozina Pátkai is undeniably a talented singer, performing with grace and charm to complement her melodious singing voice. Accompanied by ‘one of the most talented guitarists in Hungary’, the duo combined together beautifully, mixing stunning guitar-playing with Pátkai’s sultry voice to create a perfect balance. The superb guitar-playing and singing worked wonderfully to create a performance that was not just skilful but full of personality.
Language was no barrier in conveying the sentiment and emotion inherent in Bossa Nova, however on occasion Pátkai seemed unsure of this. In trying so hard to ensure the audience understood the meaning she verged on overcompensating and upsetting the mood she had so carefully created. However, this is a minor flaw in an otherwise striking performance.
Though Bossa Nova is Pátkai’s favorite genre, as the name of the show implies, it combines traditional Bossa Nova songs such as ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ with songs of a slightly different genre to create a unique setlist that stands out. However, there definitely could have been more Bossa Nova, as this was undoubtedly where the show shined brightest. Combined with the inherent atmosphere of The Jazz Bar, Bossa Novas and More present a show that is both thoroughly engaging and utterly enjoyable.