Joyce

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Joyce Silveira Palhano de Jesus, 31 January 1948, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Joyce began singing professionally in 1968, having previously studied classical guitar. She recorded two albums with little success and then, in 1970, joined A Tribo. This band, which also featured Nana Vasconcelos, lasted for two years, following which Joyce recorded another solo album and then retired from music. However, in 1975 she accepted an invitation to sing and play the guitar with the band of poet and songwriter Vinícius De Morães, with whom she embarked on a world tour. During the tour she recorded an album in Rome that featured songs by artists such as Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque, whose material was banned by the military dictatorship in power in Brazil at the time. In 1977 she moved to New York, USA and recorded an album with local jazz musicians, including Michael Brecker, but it was never released and she returned to Brazil to concentrate on songwriting....

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