1954, West Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, Bofill began writing songs at the age of 12. She formed her first group while still at high school, the Puerto Rican Supremes, who performed in church and at local school dances. Her father, a Latin music singer, had once sung with Cuban band leader Machito. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, she toured with Ricardo Morrero and recorded her first single, My Friend, which earned her a nomination as best Latin female vocalist from Latin New York magazine. Encouraged by this success, she embarked on a solo career, writing and performing the jazz suite Under The Moon And Over The Sky in conjunction with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She then became lead vocalist with the Dance Theater of Harlem Chorus, and performed alongside Stan Getz and Benny Goodman at Madison Square Garden.
Following an introduction by Dave Valentin, she was signed as a soloist with...
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