Zurich Jazz Orchestra Vocal Artistry Series
Viviane de Farias’ vocals are rhythmically strong and her voice is very versatile, soft and bright at the same time. It also contains just the right amount of lyrical emotionality – everything we love about Música Popular Brasileira. The Zurich Jazz Orchestra and Viviane de Farias will perform Jobim classics like “Desafinado” and “Ligia” (both arranged by Ed Partyka) as well as titles by Nelson Faria and Milton Nascimento and some instrumentals by Moacir Santos and the Spok Frevo Orchestra.
The singer was born in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Brazil and Los Angeles. As a teenager, she received classical piano lessons, but also sang bossa standards early on, accompanying herself on guitar. Her professional paths through the world of music were diverse from the beginning: she studied acting and singing in Rio, Chicago and Karlsruhe, worked her way through the chanson and jazz terrain, made excursions into the experimental and initially focused on opera.
After finding her new home in Germany, she quickly made a name for herself as an accomplished interpreter of the Brazilian sound cosmos: the magazine “Jazzthetik” soon called her the “ambassador of Bossa Nova in Germany”. Without a doubt, Viviane De Farias is one of the most important voices among exile Brazilian artists.