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Joyce in Concert : 12 & 13 January 2015

Joyce in Concert : 12 & 13 January 2015

A welcome return of this Brazilian jazz singer/guitarist and her band for her new album "RAIZ". Joyce got her start in music by listening to her brother play the guitar, as well as listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday for inspiration on emotions conveyed in music.
Joyce refers to her music as "MCB" (Creative Music of Brazil) and this night will offer an opportunity to experience the unique spirit of Brazilian jazz music in an intimate surrounding.



Joyce Silveira Palhano de Jesus was born in Rio on 31st January 1948.
At the age of fourteen, she began playing guitar by observing her guitarist brother who was thirteen years her senior. During that period, her home was often visited by well-known musicians, friends of her brothers, giving an adolescent Joyce an introduction to the latest trends of bossa nova and its new harmonies. Her brother would also introduce her to the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. At the age of sixteen, Joyce made her first studio recording at the invitation of Roberto Menescal. She began composing, although for fun - a professional career was merely a distant dream.

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