Biography

Jair Rodrigues M. Oliveira (nee Jairzinho Oliveira) (born March 17,1975 in São Paulo, São Paulo (state), Brazil) is a composer, singer and producer. He is the son of 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 10 million copies.

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.

Artistas Reunidos

Projeto Artistas Reunidos (Project Artists United) was an innovative 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.

Discography

Simples (Unimar, 2006)
3.2 (Trama, 2003)
3.1(album) (Trama, 2003)
Dis’ritmia (Trama, 2001)
Outro’ (Trama, 2002)
Brazilian Love Affair (Far Out, 2002)

Edited by alinix on 2 Sep 2007, 16:32

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