Jair Oliveira

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Jair Oliveira
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Background information
Birth name Jair Rodrigues M. Oliveira
Born (1975-03-17) March 17, 1975 (age 42)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genres Latin, pop, samba, acid jazz, soul, MPB
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Turma do Balão Mágico

Jair Rodrigues M. Oliveira (Jairzinho Oliveira, born March 17, 1975 in São Paulo, São Paulo) is a Brazilian composer, singer[1] and producer. He is the son of the late Brazilian musician Jair Rodrigues and brother to singer Luciana Mello.

In the early 1980s Jair was a co-star on the Brazilian children's television program Balão Mágico ("Magic Balloon"). The show's cast were also members of the musical group Turma do Balão Mágico ("The Magic Balloon Gang") which sold over 13 million copies.[citation needed]

During the 1990s Jair moved to the United States where he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, to study Music Production & Engineering and Music Business, graduating in 1998.

Projeto Artistas Reunidos (United Artists Project) was a collaboration of Música popular brasileira artists that fused classic samba and bossa nova with soul music, funk and electronica. Members included Oliveira's sister, Luciana Mello, João Marcelo Bôscoli, Pedro Mariano, Daniel Carlomagno and brothers Max de Castro and Wilson Simoninha.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Jair is married to Tania Khalill. They have two children.[2]


  • 2001: Disritmia (Trama)
  • 2002: Outro (Trama)
  • 2002: Brazilian Love Affair (Far Out)
  • 2003: 3.1 (Trama)
  • 2003: 3.2 (Trama)
  • 2006: Simples (Unimar)
  • 2010: Sambazz (Som Livre)

With Uri Caine

  • Rio (Winter & Winter, 2001)


Year Film Role
2006 Desafinados, Os Geraldo
1988 Caminho dos Sonhos Carlos


  1. ^ Pareles, Jon (16 March 2009). "BRASIL FEST; Brazilian Pop: Sambas With a Twist". The New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Jair Oliveira, Tania Khalill and one of their children, 2013

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