Maria João

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This article is about the Portuguese singer. For the model, see Maria Joao (model). For Angolan politician, see João Maria de Sousa.
Maria João
Maria João.jpg
Photo by Tom Beetz
Background information
Birth name Maria João Monteiro Grancha
Born (1956-06-27) 27 June 1956 (age 60)
Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Jazz, world, avant-garde, electronica
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1983–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Mário Laginha, OGRE
Website www.mariajoao.org

Maria João (born Maria João Monteiro Grancha June 27, 1956, Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese jazz singer.[1]

She is known for her vocal flexibility and improvisational skills. Although considered a jazz singer, she incorporates folk music, avant-garde, and electronica.

Her main musical partner is Portuguese pianist Mário Laginha. She has also worked with Aki Takase, Bobby McFerrin, David Linx, Dino Saluzzi, Gilberto Gil, Joe Zawinul, Kai Eckhardt, Lenine, Manu Katche, Ralph Towner, Trilok Gurtu, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and OGRE.

Discography[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Pensa Nisto! (1996) - Fidjo Magoado
  • Etnocity/Underground Sound of Lisbon (2000) - Saris e Capolanas (remix) (MJML)
  • Movimentos Perpétuos (2003)- Mãos Na Parede (MJML)

Collaborations[edit]

  • Abbacadabra (1984)
  • Júlio Pereira (1990)
  • Júlio Pereira Tarde Quente (1994)
  • António Pinho Vargas A Luz e a Escuridão (1995) with Maria João & José Nogueira
  • Laurent Filipe (1995)
  • Bom dia Benjamim (1995)
  • Carlos Bica/Azul (1996)
  • Cantigas de Amigos - São Macaio/A Garrafa (1998)
  • Clã - Pois (1998)
  • Dulce Pontes - Modinha das Saias (1999)
  • Bana (1999)
  • Joe Zawinul - "Faces & Places" (2002)
  • Carinhoso - Ingénuo (2002)
  • Simentera - Lua Cheia (2003)
  • Pirilampo Mágico (with Mariza e Teresa Salgueiro) - "Faz a Magia Voar" (2003)
  • DEP - Quem? (2004)
  • Danças Ocultas (2004)
  • Saxofour (2004)
  • Blasted Mechanism - Avatara (track "Power On/Pink Hurricane") (2005)
  • Saxofour (2005)
  • José Peixoto (2006)
  • Clã - Lua Partida Ao Meio (2006)
  • Magma (2008) with Jan Gunnar Hoff
  • Vera e os Seus Amigos - Papagaio Fofoca (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hole, Abigail; Beech, Charlotte (2 March 2005). Portugal. Lonely Planet. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-74059-682-4. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 

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