Nova Banda was an organization formed in 1984 by Tom Jobim to accompany him during live shows and recordings. In 1985, the group performed live for the very first time at Carnegie Hall in NY. That same season, Nova Banda performed on the Montreux Celebration (Switzerland), on the Lincoln Middle (NY, NY), with Constitution Hall (Washington D.C.). Within the next season, they performed on the Greek Movie theater (LA, CA), as well as the Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo (Tokyo, Japan), with Gal Costa. In 1987, they documented Jobim’s Passarim and participated within the album’s starting shows in a number of cities such as for example Rio de Janeiro (Canecão and Teatro Municipal), São Paulo (Palace), Brussels, Belgium (Palais de Beaux-Arts, 1987), and Paris, France (Théatre Grand Rex, 1988). In 1990, Nova Banda performed on the Ginásio perform Ibirapuera (São Paulo) for an enormous audience through the commemorative concert in homage to Jobim’s and the town of São Paulo’s anniversaries, with visitor performers Milton Nascimento and Chico Buarque. Also for the reason that season, they played on the San Remo Celebration in Italy. In 1991, Banda Nova performed within the wedding anniversary of the town of Rio de Janeiro for 70,000 people at Ipanema (Arpoador seaside). Within the same 12 months, they participated within the concert advertised by the Rainfall Forest Foundation as well as Sting, Elton John, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil at Carnegie Hall. In 1993, they performed for 50,000 people at Ibirapuera recreation area in São Paulo. Nova Banda also participated in the next albums by Jobim: O Tempo e o Vento (soundtrack from the eponymous Television Globo series), Família Jobim, Antonio Brasileiro, and Tom Jobim: Inédito.