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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1968 – present)

Joyce is a mononym of Joycé Silveira Palhano de Jesus (b. 31 Jan 1948, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), a / singer / guitarist / composer / arranger who débuted with the album “Joyce” (1968, Philips) and, aside from subsiquent collaborations, her latest is “Slow Music” (Jul 2009, Biscoito Fino).

Since her 1968 premier, she has recorded over twenty solo albums & appeared on many records (e.g. with Elis Regina, Toninho Horta, and Vinicius de Moraes & Yoko Kanno). In recent years, she has collaborated extensively with João Donato. Much of Joyce’s work has been compared to the early boom of the fusion scene, in the USA.

She got her start in music by listening to her brother play the guitar, as well as listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday for inspiration on emotions conveyed in music. Many people came into Joyce’s house, and she easily got swept up in the music scene, having had in her childhood great encouragement in music.

Joyce refers to her music as “MCB” (Creative Music of Brazil), rather than . She has recorded many movie and TV soundtracks, and is creator and host of the music-infused television program “Cantos do Rio”.

She has also written a memoir, Fotografei Você na Minha Rolleyflex. In it, she discusses her experiences in the and MPB movements, providing a fascinating portrait of fellow musicians, including João Gilberto.

Joyce is married to drummer Tutty moreno, who plays in her band. Two of her daughters (Clara Moreno and Ana Martins) are also singers.

Sites: Pt.Wikipedia


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  • frankgoes2hw

    Bate forte no meu ♥

    24 Feb 5:01am Reply
  • thirrasgo

    Tão delicada, tão fina, tão firme ♥

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Mixch

    Sounds just like cindy lauper ;

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ParisFenix

    Hermosa música!

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • objective-c

    Her song has fresh and clearly classic guitar, scat and rhythm track.

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • zecchin19

    Escuto o "Feminina" da primeira à última faixa, amando.

    25 May 2012 Reply
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    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • BrunoWinehouse

    Ah.... e acabo de descobrir que nossa maravilhosa Joyce Moreno irá lançar disco novo em 2011. Um disco de voz e violão que se chamará "Rio"... só nos resta esperar! Blog pessoal da Joyce:

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • BrunoWinehouse

    Sempre bom ouvir Joyce.... É refresco para meus ouvidos!

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • iidukat

    Beautiful voice!

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • piparkook

    Where can I get an a cappella of "Aldeia de ogum"?

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • music_lover24

    love her to death.

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • GYorkcity006

    Joyce is an angel sent from the heavens to provide us all with her sweet, seductive voice of jazz and hope!

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
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    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • TantoTempo

    Te adoro Joyce ~ Beijos e obrigado pela musica ~ Um grande abraço de Londres!

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Rivermanpoorboy

    I love that voice

    3 Apr 2009 Reply
  • daslava

    espetacular! o show de 01/03/2009 foi extraordinário, mostrando Joyce em plea (e grande) forma, com um trio de bossa-jazz magnífico. Sorte da Finlândia, para onde o show segue agora. Joyce fala da mulher, do universo feminino, como ninguém na música brasileira. Uma grande estrela, com 40 anos de carreira muito digna e sem concessões, privilegiando o meio do qual surgiu - a bossa-nova - sem se esquecer de canções e letras magníficas.

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • HeloysaCastro

    Mulher retada e desbravadora! Amo!!!

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • ImperfectAngel

    She totally stole my name. And she's old too!!

    16 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Meninosoneca

    O Birrola e o zeh mauro dao o cuzinho pra Joyce!!

    8 Oct 2007 Reply
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