In 2005 2 new albumsTania Maria
Pianist, Singer, Composer, Arranger, Leader
Tania Maria was born in Sao Luis in the north of Brazil, in the heart of a family who practiced music amaturely but with a real fever. In fact, the little girl quickly becomes 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. Music has become Tania Maria’s muse. She tries, in vain, to distance herself from music, but ends up by giving in to this insistant “calling” and decided to dedicate her life to music.
At first, she began performing in bars and nightclubs. She travels the world, beginning in Paris, where she records various albums which gets her noticed on an international level, and she signs on with Concord Records. This is a very good collaboration since “Piquant”, the first album recorded under this label, earns her the ‘Golden Feather Award’ presented by Leonard Feather, a famous jazz critic. At this point, her success has a achieved a level where she no longer needs to prove herself. She spreads her exceptional talent as a pianist and unique singer to the 4 corners of the world. She participates in the most prestigious jazz festivals where she receives each time the most beautiful of all awards : the publics admiration. In 1985 she is nominated for the “Best Jazz Vocalist of the Year” at the Grammy Awards.
Tania Maria is a traveling spirit. Traveling past the frontiers, she accomplishes the union of the two Americas; one of the southern warm rythms, of samba and chorinho and one of the northern tonic accents of nostalgic jazz and blues. Sounds in which she doesn’t content herself by simply playing them, but instead she uses their similarities and their differences to create a mutual sound that pleases the ear. Music in which she holds dear the message of memories; of people as well as individuals, of men, women and children. Memories made of cries of freedom, pride defended, and cultures preserved, but also hopes and the reclaiming of dignity. Most importantly she has purified these rythms, taken away unnecessary elements to bring forth the essence, the urgent and the vital.
Tania Maria is available for concerts. Tania Maria will have 2 new albums for releasing in April and September 2005. So please contact her personal manager Eric Kressmann for any booking.
PIQUANT: 1981TAURUS: 1982COME WITH ME: 1983LOVE EXPLOSION: 1984THE REAL TANIA MARIA: WILD 1986OUTRAGEOUS: 1993MADE IN NEW YORK: 1987LADY FROM BRAZIL: 1988FORBIDDEN COLORS: 1989BELA VISTA: 1990THE BEST OF: 1993NO COMMENT: 1995BLUESILIAN: 1996EUROPE: 1997TANIA MARIA VIVA BRASIL: 2000TANIA MARIA LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE: 2002
For information, contact:Eric KressmannTania Maria Manager18 rue ClavelF - 75019 Paristel. +33 1 42067186fax +33 1 42417620e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org