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Tania Maria

Tania Maria - Pianist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader Internationally renowned for her exhilarating vocals and keyboard artistry, Tania Maria's music is a stylish combination of jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban elements, and the popular music of her native Brazil. She has created an eclectic fusion that is her own unique brand of jazz and appeals to audiences around the world. Maria’s raw alto has set her apart in the jazz world, her voice sounding sometimes bossa songstress, sometimes Brazilian soul singer. Tania Maria was born in Sao Luis in the north of Brazil, in the heart of a family who practiced music with great enthusiasm

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute

Read "Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Riding high on the low end since arriving in New York City in 1984, premier jazz and fusion bassist Tom Kennedy has shared his groove and innate musicality all over the world. He has shared the stage and recording studio with a long list of varied and talented artists. Names like Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Lee ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Kennedy: Points of View

Read "Points of View" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Tom Kennedy is one of those behind-the-scenes players who's been all over the place in the jazz world. His bass is adaptable to just about any context, simple or tricky; he's been recruited for a solid low end by players from crooner Tania Maria to prog wizard Derek Sherinian. One of his steadiest ongoing stints has ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

Read "Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene" reviewed by Mark Holston

Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens The Triple Door Seattle, Washington May 22, 2015 Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tania Maria: 'Canto'

Tania Maria: 'Canto'

I'm not sure why singer-songwriter-pianist Tania Maria has just released a CD in the States of tracks recorded in 2005 and 2008, but it really doesn't matter. Her work on Canto is superb, sensual and beckoning. Maria remains largely unknown to many jazz fans in the U.S.—despite her powerful, robust voice, her syncopated jazz piano style ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Suzzette Ortiz: Renacer

Read "Renacer" reviewed by Steve Bryant

There are a lot of jazz players out there who for gotten tired of waiting for some label to record them and take decided to do it themselves. Philadelphia's Suzzette Ortiz, who has been laboring in the trenches for the past two decades, took it upon herself to record her own music. The Puerto Rican-born pianist ...

Tempo

Label: Naive
Released: 2012
Track listing: Estate; Sentado a Beira Do Caminho; A Chuva Caiu; Yeah Man; Senso Unico; Dear Dee Vee; Bronzes E Cristais; Tempo.

Canto

Label: Naïve
Released: 2012

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David Linx, Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: A Different Porgy and Another Bess

Read "A Different Porgy and Another Bess" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The French classical label Naive has made a successful foray into jazz with recordings like Mina Agossi's Red Eyes (2012); and Tania Maria's Tempo (2012). A Different Porgy and Another Bess is the first thematic big-band offering from the label. Drawing from the George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess (1935), A Different Porgy highlights eleven ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival: 19-20 May, 2012

Read "Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival: 19-20 May, 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson

KL International Jazz Festival Kuala Lumpur Convention CenterKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMay 19-20, 2012The 19th and 20th of May, 2012 will long be remembered by jazz lovers in Kuala Lumpur as the day jazz came to town. The 13 acts that performed on the stage of the KL Convention Center made history by ...


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