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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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January 29, 2013

Tania Maria: 'Canto'

January 26, 2012

Tania Maria - Tempo (2012)

August 30, 2009

Tania Maria Live in Yerevan

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Albums

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Canto
Naïve
2012
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Tempo
Tempo
Naive
2012
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Tempo
Naïve
2011
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Intimidade
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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