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Fernanda Cunha

Brazilian vocalist, genre: Brazilian jazz,Bossa nova and Samba

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Fernanda Cunha is well established singer on today’s Brazilian jazz scene. She started to sing in 1997 in Rio de janeiro,Brazil. Her debut album “O tempo e o lugar” was recorded in USA in 2002. On her CD “Dois Coracoes “(2004), she’s in distinguished company, performing with esteemed Brazilian composers Johnny Alf and Sueli Costa. On her third Cd “Zingaro “(2007) she performs songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Cunha has performed in Canada several times since 2005. Regular appearances at jazz festivals in Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Yukon, among others) have helped to carve out a whole new fan base for Cunha’s post- bossa groove, and in 2009 she repaid the compliment with her fourth CD “Brasil-Canada”. Songs represents important songwriters from both countries.

Fernanda has toured in Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Denmark, France, Malaysia and Argentina .

In 2012 she recorded her 5th CD entitled “Coração do Brasil” (Heart of Brazil singing well-known sambas and bossa novas with a new and refreshing interpretation. “Coração do Brasil” was recorded to celebrate Fernanda´s 15 year of career.

In september 2015 she released a new album “Olhos de mar”, the first one featuring only previously unreleased songs written by great songwriters that are still making music in Brazil such as Antonio Adolfo, Cristóvão Bastos, Carlinhos Vergueiro, Daniel Gonzaga, Denilson Santos, Filó Machado, and 2 songs composed by Toronto jazz guitarist Reg Schwager (Born in Netherlands, living in Toronto-Canada) with lyrics by Fernanda. The CD brings Bossa nova, sambas, Brazilian blues and jazz, upbeat songs.

In 2017 she recorded “Jobim 90”, a tribute tp Antonio Carlos Jobim.

In february 2019 she is releasing “Fernanda Cunha canta Filó Machado”. Fernanda jumped into Filó's repertoire accompanied by her brazilian quartet. The result is a colourful album with sambas, bossa and 2 beautiful ballads. Fernanda is a member of Latin Grammy awards since 2007. All Fernanda´s CDs are available at CD baby, Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, and all digital stores around the world

Website: http://www.fernandacunha.com Discography: - O tempo e o lugar(2002) / Dois corações (2004)/ Zíngaro (2007) Brasil Canada (2009)/ Coração do Brasil(2012) / Olhos de mar(2015)

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Phone: +55 11 99813-8508

Past concerts and jazz festivals: BNDES - Rio de janeiro- Brazil 2018 Teatro Central- Juiz de Fora - Brazil 2018 Centro Artur da Tavola - Rio de janeiro- Brazil 2018 Sala Baden Powell- Rio de Janeiro- Brazil 2018 Casa do Choro- Rio de Janeiro- Brazil 2018 Sesc Pompeia - Sao Paulo-Brazil 2017 Edmonton - Canada 2017 Saskatoon The bassment - 2017 Vernon jazz society- Canada - 2017 Amartes Paquetá- Brazil – March 2015 Saskatoon Jazz society , Canada – Nov 29th,2014 Yardbirdsuite, Edmonton- Canada – Nov 28th,2014 University of Toronto- Hart House, Toronto-Canada Nov 21st,2014 Armazem 8, Évora, Portugal October 4th ,2014 Museu da Musica, Lisbon, Portugal Oct 3rd ,2014 Vila Real, Portugal, October 2nd,2014 Teatro Helena As e Costa, Porto- Portugal Oct 1st,2014 São Luis do Maranhao-Brazil- August 7th,2014 Casa do Nucleo- São Paulo- Brazil- July 26,2014 Sala Baden Powell- April 4th,2014 – Rio de janeiro- Brazil Museu da Casa Brasileira – March 23,2014 – São Paulo Brazil Teatro Solar, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil October 18th 2013 Lisbon, Portugal May 2013 Alianaits Arts Festival, Iqaluit,NU- Canada June 28th to July 2,2012 Sofitel Rio de janeiro, Brasil June 22nd 2012 Mamm Juiz de Fora, Brasil June 21th 2012 Notorious jazz, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) Harvest of music festival,Qualicum beach ,BC, Canada(2011) Performance Works, Vancouver, Canada (2011) Yukon Jazz series (Whitehorse,Dawnson, Haines Junction), Canada (2011) Masterclass in Mohawck College in Hamilton, Canada (2011) Hart House, U of T , Toronto, Canada (2011) The Jazz room, Kitchener, Canada (2011) Wien Jazz festival /Reigen–Austria (2011) Aarhus Jazz festival –Denmark(2011), Jazz a Juan –France(2011), Lisbon, Porto and Cascais- Portugal(2009.2011 and 2012), Jazz al fin festival -Ushuaia, Argentina(2011), Borneo Jazz festival – Malaysia(2011), The GIG theatre-Canada October 6th: IgJazz- Austria (2010) JazzIberia, Spain (2009) Vancouver International Jazz festival, Canada (2007,2008,2009,2010) Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (2009) Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada (2008) Canto da primavera festival, Goias, Brasil (2007) Sesc São Paulo, Brasil (2008) Edmonton Jazz festival Canada (2007) The Gig Theatre, Kitchener, Canada (2010) Kamloops Canada Day (2008) Yardbirdsuite, Edmonton Canada (2005, 2009) Concert with Johnny Alf, Sesc Rio de Janeiro Brasil (2005) Telemig celular festival, Belo Horizonte, Brasil(2005)

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