Brazil has long been the heart of much great jazz and Grammy-nominee Tania Maria's more than 25 albums - with her compelling and incomparable mix of ballads, Latin funk, Afro-Cuban and scat jazz - are a testament to a life of heartfelt innovation. Tania began playing piano at the age of 7 and the breadth of her style is as impressive as the geography of the international music festivals she's played. Exquisitely lyrical and rhythmically insistent, her songs are feverish and buoyant. Tempo (below) and her most recent CD, Canto, swing, plead and sizzle with the best of Tania's music. Tempo features her collaboration with bassist and jazz-legend Eddie Gomez, who spent years with Bill Evans' trio. It's a work of remarkable beauty. Thank you, Tania. Still strong. Still a force.
Tania Maria was our Spring 2014 featured artist and we have sold out of our seasonal supply of her CD, but you can purchase direct from the artist. For more info, click here.