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Eliane Elias - 89% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Rosa Passos - 69% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1952, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Raised in the heady musical atmosphere of the city of her birth, Passos studied piano from the age of three, then guitar and began singing eight years later. She started composing songs while still in her teens and over the years continued to do so, often in collaboration with lyricist Fernando de Oliveira. Indeed, Passos’ 1978 debut Recri Read more

Ana Caram - 52% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz World Music
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Sergio Mendes - 51% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1941, Niteroi, Brazil. A pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, who is indelibly identified with the bossa nova boom of 60s. After touring North America with his own quintet, Mendes settled there late in 1964, and worked on recordings with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Art Farmer. He founded Brasil ’65, which later evolved into Brasil ’66, a two women- Read more

Dee Dee Bridgewater - 50% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denise Eileen Garrett, 27 May 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. After making her first public performances singing in the American north west, Garrett became featured vocalist with the University of Illinois big band. In 1970, she married trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, thereafter using her married name, even after their divorce. The couple recorded together, including the well-re Read more

Jane Monheit - 41% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 November 1977, Long Island, New York, USA. Singing from very early childhood, Monheit avers that no other career entered her mind. Surrounded at home by musically minded relatives, she sang as a semi-professional while still attending high school, then from the age of 17 was educated formally at the Manhattan School of Music. Acknowledging the influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Read more

Molly Johnson - 40% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Canada. The Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Johnson is one of the most promising jazz vocalists to emerge in the new millennium. Her career began at a young age, and led to performances across North America, as well as formal training at both the National Ballet School of Canada and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Johnson then landed in an obscure 80s art-rock outfit, Alta Mod Read more

Susannah McCorkle - 39% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1946, Berkeley, California, USA, d. 19 May 2001, New York City, New York, USA. In the late 60s, McCorkle lived for a while in Paris, France. It was during this sojourn that she heard Billie Holiday on records and decided to take up singing. Multilingual, she lived for a time in Italy, working as a translator and taking any singing jobs she could find. In 1972, she Read more

Flora Purim - 38% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Luiz Bonfa - 38% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1922, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, d. 12 January 2001, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As a child Bonfá taught himself to play guitar but soon undertook formal studies. In the 40s he sang and played with groups such as the Quitandinha Serenaders, and was heard on radio. By the early 50s he was highly respected as a solo performer and his international breakthrough came Read more

Baden Powell - 37% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1937, Varre-E-Sai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, d. 26 September 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A legend of Brazilian guitar, Powell emerged on the cusp of the bossa nova boom, bringing new dimensions to the music by drawing on jazz and classical music, as well as the Afro-Brazilian folklore of the north-east. Named after the founder of the Boy Scouts (Powell’s family Read more

Azymuth - 36% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Azymuth (not to be confused with Azimuth, the UK trio formed in 1977) was formed in Brazil in 1971 by José Roberto Bertrami (21 February 1946, Tatui, Brazil; piano/keyboards), Alex Malheiros (b. 19 August 1946, Niteroi, Brazil; bass), and Ivan Conti (b. 16 August 1946, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; drums - sometimes joined in his percussion duties by Aleuda). Adopting the p Read more

Bebel Gilberto - 36% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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Isabel Gilberto, 12 May 1966, New York City, New York, USA. Gilberto’s provenance almost suggests that she was destined to produce music that has been judged ‘the epitome of cool’ and ‘gorgeously seductive’. Gilberto is the progeny of a fêted Brazilian chanteuse, Miúcha Gilberto, and the guitarist João Gilberto (who is credited wi Read more

Dianne Reeves - 36% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
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Patti Austin - 36% match to Tania Maria

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1948, New York City, New York, USA. Austin first sang on stage at the age of three at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City during Dinah Washington’s set. As a child performer, she appeared on television, including Sammy Davis Jnr.’s programme, and in the theatre. Her stage work included Lost In The Stars and Finian’s Rainbow. At the age of nine Read more


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