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Ithamara Koorax

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: April 28, 1965    

Although Rio de Janeiro-based vocalist Ithamara Koorax has long been established as a recording artist in her native Brazil as well as in Europe and Japan, it wasn't until 2000 that American listeners were introduced to her unique vocal stylings on Milestone's Serenade in Blue. That release helped position her for a 4th-place finish in the Female Singer category--behind Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, and Dianne Reeves--in the 2002 Down Beat Readers Poll.

Back in 2000, Ithamara was voted for the first time one of the world's best jazz singers by Down Beat, also appearing as #3 Best Beyond Artist, behind only Sting and Carlos Santana, and ahead of such heavyweights as Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell. Serenade In Blue (featuring Deodato, Jay Berliner, Azymuth, Dom Um Romao, Kevin Jasper, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nelson Angelo) was voted #7 Best Beyond Album in that same 2000 Down Beat Readers Poll....
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    Opus Classico

    Petrobras
    2014
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    Ithamara Koorax Sings Getz/Gilberto

    Jazz Vision Records
    2013
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    Got To Be Real

    Jazz Vision Records
    2011
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    Hotaru

    Jazz Vision Records
    2011
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    Bim Bom

    Jazz Vision Records
    2010
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    My Favorite Things - Live In Asia

    Jazz Vision Records
    2010
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    Ithamara Koorax: Bim Bom - The Complete Joao Gilberto Songbook

    Motema Music
    2009
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