After successful performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and her recent Portuguese tour, Jazz vocalist Maria Mendes will present her debut CD “Along the road” (Dot Time Records – DT9013) at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam on the 13th of October 2012.
Maria Mendes is one the current rising stars on the jazz scene. In 2011 Maria signed a worldwide recording contract with the New York based jazz label, Dot Time Records. With the release of her debut CD “Along the road” Maria has drawn the attention of both the jazz media and public. The recent Portuguese concerts and the CD presentation in the North Sea Jazz Club mark the start of a concert tour in 2012 – 13 that will see Maria performing throughout Europe, the USA and South America.
Maria Mendes is an undeniable talented jazz singer with incredible inventive and unique vocal abilities. Maria is known for her crystal clear voice, creative and exciting phrasing and vocal virtuosity. All these qualities make her singing standing out elegance, charm and vivid charisma. Her culturally rich background has influenced her style with elements of the Bossa Nova’s gentle groove, the melancholy of the Portuguese Fado and the American jazz swing of the early 50s. .
Carrying these natural abilities with her on stage, Maria’s performances have provided her with international acclaim, significant awards and rave reviews while at the same time building her a loyal international following. During the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010 Quincy Jones stated “I see a promising and shining future for this young talented singer”. With the release of “Along the road” we can see that Mr. Jones prediction was right on the money.
Title: Maria Mendes – CD Presentation
Date: Saturday 13th October 2012
Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: North Sea Jazz Club | Pazzanistraat 1 | 1014 DB AMSTERDAM
Tickets: Available from €14.00 | available online at www.northseajazzclub.com