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Celia Malheiros

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and educator

About Me

CELIA MALHEIROS, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, educator and author. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Celia has been performing and leaving in the US for 30 years. Her performances and works include: Recordings with Hermeto Pascoal on her CD Sempre Crescendo, Joao Bosco on her CD Cenario Brasileiro, performing at SF Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz, opening for Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, composer of film and video sound tracks, director of the Brazilian All Star big band for 13 years for the SF Carnaval Ball. World tours in 2006 thru 2014 New tRIO CD release 2009 on STUNT Records with Thomas Clausen and Carlos Malta, After the Carnaval world tour in the fall of 2009. Her work as an educator includes workshops and lectures in Europe and US, artist in residence at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, composer in residence in New York at the Music OMI. Author of Brazilian Guitar Book released in 2017, a collection of her original guitar pieces.

My Jazz Story

I was first exposed to jazz at age of 7 when I heard Louis Armstrong and Ella, I fell in love with both and how they could use their voices like instruments and improvise. I was hooked !!!

My Favorites

  1. Hermeto Pascoal - Zabumbe-le-a
  2. Bill Evans trio/ Claus Orgeman orquestra
  3. Tom/Elis
  4. Milton Nascimento - Clube da Esquina

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