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Paula Maya

EDUCATION UFRJ Brazilian Federal University of Music - Classical piano; Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro - Music Theory Program Certificate; UFF Brazilian Federal Fluminense University - First Medieval Music Program; Santa Úrsula University in Rio de Janeiro - Third Medieval Music Program; International pianist Luiz Medalha - Two years of Classical Piano Lessons; International pianist /arranger Luiz Eça - Two years of Improvisation/ Harmony; Composer/ Maestro Leonardo Sá - Composition; Maestro David Kyle (Seattle) - Voice; Steve Wall (Seattle Opera) - Voice; Margriet Tindemans & Seattle Medieval Women's Choir - Medieval singing; Mady Kaye (Zach Theatre Austin) - Voice; Herbie Hancock Masterclass - Jazz piano; AFFILIATIONS NARAS - voting member; LARAS - voting member; BMI; A F of M; INDIE COLLABORATIVE BIO Paula Maya is an award winning Brazilian pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer and recording artist, nominated Best Brazilian Musician living in the US

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Astrud Gilberto

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Astrud Gilberto - vocalist, recording artist, composer. Astrud Gilberto, known as "The Girl from Ipanema" and often referred to as "The Queen of Bossa-Nova," is an artist with roots firmly planted in Brazilian music. Her music has become an interesting combination of the sensual rhythms of Brazil and American Pop and Jazz. Born in the Northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, one of three sisters of a German father and a Brazilian mother, Astrud grew up in Rio de Janeiro. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s, where she resides since then. Astrud was first introduced to the World at large in 1964 through "The Girl From Ipanema," the Grammy-winning recording with Stan Getz and her then-husband João Gilberto (the father of Bossa Nova)

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Véra Brasil: Bossa Nova '64

Véra Brasil: Bossa Nova '64

After witnessing yesterday's horrifying ransacking and disgraceful occupation of our nation's Capitol building, you deserve a treat. First, my apologies for the destabilizing and demoralizing actions of an unhinged mob of Americans who paralyzed our nation's government seemingly unopposed by security forces. Many in our country have succumbed to information poisoning, mental confusion and denial on ...

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Rozina Patkai

The classically trained, young Hungarian singer, Rozina Pátkai found her true voice as a jazz artist. For the past three years she has been thrilling fans with her bossa nova infused compositions, earning honors at numerous competitions, Jazz and Fringe festivals throughout Europe.

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Nina Ernst

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Nina Ernst is a singer and actress, based in Berlin, Germany. She grew up near Hamburg, where she completed her education at the „Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama“ and the „Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg“. She then moved to Berlin, where she discovered her love for jazz singing. In addition to her classical singing training, she took lessons with jazz legend Sheila Jordan, among others. In 2006 she interpreted German folk songs in Brazilian music style on the album “Degas/Weiser - Heimat, von fern so nah” (label: Piranha Musik), with which she subsequently toured South America

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Jim Josselyn

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Bruno Mangueira

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Born in 1978 in Vitoria, Brazil, Bruno Mangueira appears regularly on the Brazilian and international scenes as a guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has performed alongside Brazilian artists including Zizi Possi, Leila Pinheiro, Toninho Horta, Nelson Ayres, Filó Machado, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paulo Jobim, Sizão Machado, and Helio Alves. His work with American artists has included Phil DeGreg, Rick DellaRatta, Mandy Gaines, Kim Pensyl and Paul Keller. In Paris, he has played with Leonardo Montana, Bruno Schorp and Fred Pasqua. Mangueira has been featured as a soloist with symphony orchestras and big bands in Brazil and the United States

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Beth Duncan

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A treasure trove of melodic invention, distilled emotion, and vivacious wit, the American Songbook can also serve as a gilded cage, confining jazz vocalists to oft-interpreted material written during the first half of the 20th century. Sacramento jazz vocalist Beth Duncan has never been one to do things by the book, and her new album I’m All Yours exemplifies the ample creative rewards of grappling with the present moment. A collection of songs written by Oakland-based composer and lyricist Martine Tabilio, I’m All Yours is Duncan’s third release, and it’s a persuasively swinging project brimming with smart new songs that deliver many of the pleasures found in American Songbook standards

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Sound That Seduced the World

Sound That Seduced the World

Come on, let's fly down to Rio de Janeiro. Between 1956 and 1963, the bossa nova emerged from the small clubs along Copacabana beach and flourished worldwide before the Brazilian military coup in 1964 ended one of modern music's most potent and sensual genres. Here's Australian director Greg Appel's delicious hour-long documentary on the bossa nova, ...

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Brazilian Jazz Quartet: Pepper Pot

Brazilian Jazz Quartet: Pepper Pot

Last week, I was listening to early Brazilian bossa nova albums from the late 1950s when I came across an obscure one from 1958. The album was by a Rio group known as the Brazilian Jazz Quartet. Recorded in 1958 for Columbia, Coffee and Jazz featured alto saxophonist José Ferreira Godinho Filho (better known as Casé), ...


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