March 30, 1940 in Salvador
Astrud Gilberto (b. 1940) is a Brazilian-born singer best known for her jazz style samba and bossa nova music. Gilberto was born Astrud Winert in the state of Bahia in the north-east of Brazil, on 29th March 1940. Her mother was Brazilian her father German. She grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and moved to the USA in the early 1960s, where she still lives. In her mid-teens, she became part of (her own words) a "musical clan" when she met JoÃ£o Gilberto, whom she described as the clan's musical "guru". She married him a few months later, in 1959.