Sabrina Malheiros

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Sabrina Malheiros (born 1979) is a Brazilian MPB singer/songwriter. Her music has been described as "nu bossa", combining house beats with jazz and samba influences and "cool, detached-sounding vocals",[1] and critics have compared her to Brazilian contemporaries Bebel Gilberto and Céu.[2][3]


Malheiros was born in Rio de Janeiro.[4] She is the daughter of Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros.[5] She was interested in music from a young age, enrolling in music school at age six,[4] and making her first studio recording before age seven.[1] She cites Azymuth and João Gilberto as early influences on her musical style.[4]

Malheiros's first commercially distributed recording was the title track of Azymuth's 1991 album Curumim, on which she sang lead vocals.[4] Her debut album, Equilibria, was released in 2005.[1] Malheiros wrote or co-wrote nine tracks on the album.[4] Her second album, New Morning, was released in 2008.[2] Both albums were produced by Daniel Maunick[1] and released on the Far Out Recordings label.[3][4] A remastered and partially reworked "Deluxe Edition" of New Morning was released in 2009, containing a few extra tracks and an increased emphasis on instrumentation.[5]

Malheiros made her United Kingdom concert debut on 18 May 2005 at Jazz Cafe, London.[6]

She is married to musician Daniel Maunick.



  • 2005: Equilibria
  • 2006: Vibrasons
  • 2008: New Morning
  • 2009: New Morning (Deluxe Edition)
  • 2011: Dreaming

Singles & EPs

  • 2003 - Iemanja (The Mermaid) (12") Remix
  • 2004 - Estacao Verao (Kenny Dope Remixes) (12") Remix
  • 2005 - Equilibria (Álbum Sampler) (12") Remix
  • 2005 - Maracatueira (Incognito Remixes) (12") Remix
  • 2005 - Passa / Capoeira Vai (12") Remix
  • 2006 - Terra De Ninguem (Nicola Conte Rework) (12") Remix
  • 2008 - Connexão (12") Remix [7]


  1. ^ a b c d Siobhan Murphy, "Sabrina Malheiros brings hip-swaying bossa nova", Metro (1 September 2008)
  2. ^ a b Mark Hudson, "Pop CDs of the week: Céu, Sabrina Malheiros, Sharleen Spiteri and more...", Telegraph (12 July 2008)
  3. ^ a b Jane Cornwell, Sabrina Malheiros is born to bossa", London Evening Standard (3 September 2008)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Sabrina Malheiros: Biography"
  5. ^ a b Lloyd Bradley, "Jazz/funk with a Latin flavour – like the best from Al Di Meola and Johnny Hammond", BBC (12 November 2009)
  6. ^ "18 May Sabrina Malheiros Jazz Cafe 7pm" ""
  7. ^ "Discography" ""

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