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Tania Maria

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: May 9, 1948    

Tania Maria

Tania Maria - Pianist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader

Internationally renowned for her exhilarating vocals and keyboard artistry, Tania Maria's music is a stylish combination of jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban elements, and the popular music of her native Brazil. She has created an eclectic fusion that is her own unique brand of jazz and appeals to audiences around the world. Maria’s raw alto has set her apart in the jazz world, her voice sounding sometimes bossa songstress, sometimes Brazilian soul singer.

Tania Maria was born in Sao Luis in the north of Brazil, in the heart of a family who practiced music with great enthusiasm. She quickly became sensitive to Brazilian tempo and rhythm. Beginning the piano at the age of 7, she finds herself six years later as the leader of a band who wins first prize in a local contest. She developed her own masterful synthesis of what she heard an effervescent style of piano work and rapid-tongued vocals in arrangements that fuse Brazilian rhythms and Caribbean salsa with the improvised expression that is the heart of American jazz....
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  • Canto

    Naïve
    2012
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  • Tempo

    Naive
    2012
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  • Tempo

    Naïve
    2011
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  • Intimidade

    Blue Note Records
    2006
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  • Brazil With My Soul

    Naïve
    2005
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  • Olha Quem Chega

    Naïve
    2004
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  • Tania Maria Live At the Blue Note

    Concord Music Group
    2002
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Tempo by C. Michael Bailey

Intimidade by Jim Santella

Tania Maria Live At the Blue Note by AAJ Staff

Live At The Blue Note by Jim Santella

Viva Brazil by AAJ Staff

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