Antonio Carlos Jobim
Where do the standards come from? It seems as though those jazz songs that everybody knows and plays have always been there, but at some point someone did write them. And when it comes to bossa nova, that someone is usually Antonio Carlos Jobim. He basically created the bossa nova single-handedly, inventing the guitar style that goes with it and writing the core of its repertoire, including of course The Girl From Ipanema.