Andrea Dutra is a brazilian jazz singer and composer from Rio de Janeiro
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Andréa Dutra is a Brazilian singer from Rio de Janeiro. Her most
important influences are MPB (popular Brazilian music), samba and
jazz. She has worked with many important Brazilian musicians like Tim
Maia, Seu Jorge, Sandra de Sá, Danilo Caymmi and others, all over
Brazil. Andrea was nominated for the most important music award in
Brazil for her first album, Andréa Dutra, released by Niterói Discos,
Since 2001 Andrea sings in the samba vocal quartet Arranco de
Varsóvia, winner of the most important music award in Brazil, as Best
Samba Group of the Year, in 2006, with the album Na Cadência do Samba.
In 2010 , the group launched their 5th CD and first DVD, recorded
live, Pãozinho de Açúcar – Arranco de Varsóvia canta Martinho da Vila,
in which they sing exclusively the great samba composer Martinho da
Vila. The DVD features Martinho himself on stage with Arranco.
In 2005 Andréa Dutra and pianist Paulo Malaguti played Brazilian jazz
at the Versailles Palace as part of The Year of Brazil in France.
Andréa was in You Record’s Soul of Brazil album, and was pre-nominated
for the Latin Grammy, category Best Song, for her song Disseram.
Throughout her career, she has been performing in all important clubs
and theatres in Rio and São Paulo.
The Andréa Dutra Quartet played at Modern Sound Mega Store for five
years, having received visitor musicians from all over the world, like
American drummer Mike Shapiro. You can hear Andréa in Grammy Award
winner Gaudêncio Thiago de Mello’s album, Amor mais que perfeito, side
by side with Ithamara Koorax. In 2007, SalaDeSom records released the
album O amor de uns tempos pra cá, featuring Andrea Dutra in duo with
guitar player Marcus Nabuco. The track A linha e o linho, by Gilberto
Gil, included in the album, featured in the original soundtrack of
Tititi, soap opera by Rede Globo TV.
The Andrea Dutra Quartet celebrates its 12th year together, resident
at the Triboz Club, in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, experimenting with jazz
and Brazilian jazz, with a faithfull audience.
In February 2013, Mills Records released Andrea Dutra’s new album,
Jamba, an original mix of jazz, samba and Brazilian jazz, that ends up
sounding what we chose to call Brazilian universal music. The album
shows how Brazilian music can use elements of jazz, like improvisation
and reharmonization, to enhance it’s beauty without ever losing its
Brazilian accent and characteristics. In fact, it’s clear to see how
jazz and Brazilian music have exchanged, influencing and being
influenced by each other.
The tracks are a mix of unreleased songs, by Ms Dutra and other
composers, and new versions of tunes by Djavan, Moacir Santos,
Monarco, Vinicius de Moraes, Caetano Veloso, Fatima Guedes and other
great Brazilian composers.
The tracks were recorded live in studio by Andrea Dutra (voice) Paulo
Malaguti Pauleira (piano), Zé Luiz Maia (bass), Augusto Mattoso
(double bass), Rafael Barata (drums) and Marcelo Martins as a special
guest artist, playing sax and flutes. The CD was produced, mixed and
mastered by Carlos Mills.