Joyce Moreno vocals/guitar
Helio Alves piano
Rodolfo Stroeter bass
Tutty Moreno drums
Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim once called Joyce Moreno ‘one of the best singers of all time. [She has] bossa, tuning, improvisation, rhythm, musicality, femininity, courage, total command of the ball.’ Emerging onto the thriving bossa nova scene of the 1960s, Joyce quickly became a star, acclaimed both for her songwriting and for her musicianship, both as a singer and a guitarist.
NEW ALBUM OUT IN NOVEMBER 2014 called ‘Raiz’ (portuguese word for ‘roots’)
„This album celebrates my musical roots – samba, bossa-nova, baiao – and the first time I sang on a real studio, 50 years ago… I was just a high school student at an Ipanema nun’s school, and a family friend, the great bossa-nova composer Roberto Menescal, invited me to participate in an album he was producing, ‘Sambacana’, as the lead singer of a studio vocal quartet. My professional career would take some time to be launched, but this first experience was a turning point for me. I had discovered the reason for me to be in this planet.“ – Joyce Moreno