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Carol Saboya

It has always been a musical environment. Carol Saboya, the composer Antônio Adolfo's daughter, was raised surrounded by inspired chords, scribbled scores and songs being born: The art in its full creation process.

When she was eight, she had her voice recorded for the first time along with Miéle for the compact disc A menina e a TV. When she was still a little girl, she took part as a vocalist in albums of Erasmo Carlos and Ângela Ro Ro. She also took part in the historical musical presentation Verde que te quero ver and infantile soundtracks.

She spent three years studying singing in the United States, taking part in Sérgio Mendes' Brasileiro CD. After returning to Brazil, she made a recording with the North American pianist Joyce Collins and participated in a tribute to Aldir Blanc, who was moved to listen to Carol featuring the song Carta de pedra at Canecão. The girl with that sweet voice and impeccable tuning started getting the media's attention.

Carol's expected solo work came in 1998. Dança da voz, produced by Almir Chediak, awarded Carol the 1998's as new vocalist by "Prêmio Sharp". On the following year, she jumped into Tom Jobim's work and recorded the album Janelas abertas, accompanied by Nelson Faria's guitar.

In 2000, it is time to make a collective unconscious visit with the cinematographic repertoire of Sessão Passatempo. In the same year, she featured Imaginária by Suely Mesquita and Mário Sève in the Brazilian Music Festival (Festival da Música Brasileira) promoted by 'TV Globo'.

The next album, Presente (2003), recovers the first album's sophisticated and successful mix of popular and traditional music. Then, two albums for JVC Japan: Bossa Nova and Nova Bossa.

Two years after, a new CD was released: Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya ao vivo/live, which was recorded in Festival Miami. In 2008 another CD, Chão aberto, focusing on songs by brazilian young talent Mário Sève. In 2010, once again an album with Antonio Adolfo (Lá e Cá/Here and There). Mixing Brazilian and American standards by some of the most inspired composers, such as Jobim and Cole Porter.

For the first time, in 2012, a solo album released in the US, the CD Belezas – The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento. Produced and arranged by Antonio Adolfo, with a dream team of Brazilian musicians and guest such as Dave Liebman (sax) and Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica). The songs were sung in both, Portuguese (lyrics by Ivan's and Milton's partners such as Vitor Martins, Fernando Brant, Marcio Borges, among others) and English, with lyrics by Brenda Russell, Kim Nazarian and Jane Monheit.

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals


Rio de Janeiro

Willing to teach

Advanced only


Teaches vocal techniques and Brazilian phrasing for vocalists. contact: [email protected]


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


AAM Music


Copa Village

AAM Music


Ao Vivo Live

Points South Records


La & Ca

Agra Brazil


Nova Bossa



Soberana Rosa/She Walks This Earth

From: Belezas - The Music of Ivan...
By Carol Saboya


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