Brisa Nova is the combination of two unique and varied talents who share a passion for music that they love to share with their audience. Influenced by their love of bossa nova and jazz, they decided to create a sound that would reflect the warm and breezy Brazilian feel they both love so much. Everything they perform gets bossa-fied and even some classic standards come back with a bossa nova rhythm and style.
Tracy Benson began performing back in high school, when she used to sit in the locker room to sing and play her guitar because she liked the acoustics. After a while, people started to gather and she realized she might be on to something! Music and songwriting quickly became the focus of her life and she began her musical career. She has an eclectic resume, which includes working as a lead vocalist/performer for Sea World San Diego touring with their road show, as well as recording character voices and vocals for various shows at the Park. She has also written and sung commercial jingles and performed with various bands throughout San Diego. After taking a detour into the corporate health industry and business world, Tracy is thrilled to be back doing what she loves best. Music has always been her main passion and joy.
Patrick Lockwood is an accomplished songwriter, arranger, and musician. One of the greatest musical influences on Patrick was Tom Jobim, though he also credits Joao Gilberto and Sergio Mendez