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Boni de Souza

Boni de Souza is a pianist from Singapore whose jazz debut album “Eau de Vie” was re-released as a 21st Anniversary Album. The title track Eau de Vie was chosen as song of the day in July 2021 and the album hit No 1 on the new releases chart in JAZZIZ Magazine. He has composed various jazz originals like Eau de Vie, Bossa for You, Baroque Chaser, Wanna make you happy, B is for Bossa, Cool Breeze, Anxious as well as inspirational songs like Blessings & Wishes – used in the album “Cantate Domino”. Between 1995-2001 he performed with jazz bassist Victor Gaskin who lived in Singapore till 2008. Boni is also known as an arranger-producer for various local artistes. In 2021 he released 3 albums - jUST jAZZ jIVE in January feat vocalist Richard Jackson and Flautist Wendy Low, Spring is Here feat Boni de Souza with Strings and Twist on Classics featuring classical tunes given a fresh arrangement by Boni. He continues to be a well established music educator in Singapore having spent more than 16 years as a senior teacher in Yamaha Music as well as producing National Arts Council endorsed Arts Education Programs for schools and colleges since 2004. Boni is presently working on a Piano Workbook as well as furthering his pedagogical studies in the MA program at La Salle College of the Arts.


“Everything was Soto Voce” SY Whang. - Straits Times (Eau de Vie original release 2000)

“This 21st-anniversary edition offers a selection of tracks from the original version – including the sultry and swinging opening/title composition that you can hear via the player below – and other tracks from other albums recorded by the established musician with his jAZZTET with Wendy Low on ute, Victor Gaskin on double bass, Sanip Ismail on drums and Farid Ali on guitar.” Matt Miccuci (JAZZIZ Magazine)

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