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Flora Purim

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 6, 1942    

Flora Purim

For those who know Flora, an introduction is unnecessary. Her music has interwoven the life fabric of anyone with a passing interest in Latin and American jazz music for over 25 years.

Her once-in-a-generation six-octave voice has earned her two Grammy nominations for Best Female Jazz Performance and Downbeat magazines Best Female Singer accolade on four occasions. Her musical partners have included Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Airto Moreira, with whom she has collaborated on over 30 albums since moving with him from her native Rio to New York in 1967.

Her musical genius was inbred thanks to a Russian émigré father who played violin and a mother who was a talented pianist in her own right. Before leaving Brazil to escape the repressive military regime of the time, she had mastered piano and guitar and liberated an exhilarating vocal talent....
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  • Butterfly Dreams

    Milestone
    2007
  • Speak No Evil

    Virgin Records
    2003
  • Perpetual Emotion

    Narada Jazz
    2001
  • Flora É M.P.M.

    Narada Jazz
    2001
  • Open Your Eyes You Can Fly

    Narada Jazz
    2000
  • Speed Of Light

    Narada Jazz
    1996
  • Welcome Back '95

    Narada Jazz
    1995
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