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Elis Regina: Little Pepper

Elis Regina: Little Pepper

Elis Regina was one of Brazil's most beloved singers. Born in Porto Alegre, a major port city in the southern part of the country, Regina was a child singing star on local radio. In her teens she moved to Rio de Janeiro to record her first album. When she was 20, she competed in her first ...

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Karuna Shinsho

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Karuna first fell in love with jazz when she heard Nancy Wilson sing at a club in Tokyo. She was blown away by her heart-wrenching interpretation of her signature song "Guess Who I Saw Today". Born in Hawaii to Japanese parents, Karuna moved to Tokyo, Japan in her teens. During university there, she started working as a broadcast journalist, first for NHK Television, then later for other international networks, including Asia Business News, CNN International, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. For fifteen years Karuna was seen by millions of viewers around the world and was highly commended at the Asian Television Awards as Best News Presenter and for her Inside Asia special on Thailand that she produced, wrote, and hosted for CNN. As a vocalist, Karuna continues to perform in the U.S

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Nara Leão: Muse of the Bossa Nova

Nara Leão: Muse of the Bossa Nova

Nara Leão (pronounced LEE-yay-yo) was a celebrated Brazilian bossa nova and Tropicália pop singer in the 1960s. Her father had given her a guitar at age 12, and as a teenager in the late 1950s, she became friends with many of the singer-songwriters who were pioneering the bossa nova. The list included including Roberto Menescal, Carlos ...

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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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