Tania Maria

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Birthday
9, 1948
Birthplace
Sao Luis, Brazil
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
9, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Sao Luis, Brazil

About

Singer-songwriter and pianist who mixed jazz, samba, and African rhythms into her work. She sang in both Portuguese and English.

Before Fame

She started learning the piano at age seven, and by age 13, she was performing with her own musical group. She released her first album, Apresentamos, in 1969.

Trivia

Her fourth album, 1980's Piquant, earned praise and a Golden Feather Award from the noted jazz critic Leonard Feather.

Family Life

Her father was a metal worker who was a skilled singer and guitarist. He encouraged her to develop her musical talents and organized her first group, which won a local competition.

Associated With

She collaborated with Steve Gadd and other jazz greats across several albums.