fernanda cunha

fernanda cunha

BandLatinJazz

Brazilian music

Biography

Fernanda Cunha is a Brazilian singer from Rio de Janeiro.

She began performing as a singer in 1997 at various clubs in Brazil.

In June, 2002, she recorded her first album "O tempo e o lugar" in Cleveland with her american friens: Kip Reed (bass) , Matt Perko(drums) and the Brazilian pianist Marcio Hallack.

In 2004, she realized a long-time dream when she recorded her second disc "Dois coracoes" (Two Hearts) featuring compositions by two of the most important Brazilian composers, Johnny Alf and her aunt Sueli Costa, with arrangements by Cristovao Bastos and Joao Carlos Coutinho.

Fernanda has made her first appearance in Canada last november 2005 with Brazilian pianist Ricardo Rito and locals musicians Mike Lent ( Bass) and Sandro Dominelli (drums) in Edmonton, and with Kodi Hutchinson (bass) and Tyler Hornby(drums) in Calgary. In Canada she performed at yardbirdsuite(Edmonton), Beatniq jazz club (Calgary) and a masterclass at Centenial School in Calgary. Fernanda was invited to a new tour in june/july 2007.

So, she went back to Canada in June/July 2007 to perform in some jazz festivals (Vancouver International Jazz festival , Edmonton Jazz festival, Beatniq-Calgary and The Art Station- BC) in duo with Brazilian pianist Ricardo Rito . The Canadian 2007 shows were a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim would celebrate 80 years old in 2007, and Fernanda performed his beautiful music to Canadian audience
Also, She has just recorded a new project , a Cd performing songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque accompanied by guitar player Zé Carlos

Discography

2002 - O tempo e o lugar
2004- Dois coracoes
2007- Zíngaro

Set List

1 set of 70 minutes or 2 sets of 50 minutes each