Biography

Leny Andrade (Leny de Andrade Lima - Jan 1st, 1943 Rio de Janeiro) acquired a solid reputation as a singer and improviser, acknowledged by the many top musicians who have performed with her. Leny Andrade’s eclectic style became better defined with the advent of bossa nova, through which she introduced jazz elements into her singing. Finally, she opted for a synthesis of samba-jazz that refutes much of the delicacy and attention to the lyrics as proposed by bossa nova, in favor of a more energetic interpretation.
Hits:
- “Estamos Aí” (Durval Ferreira/Maurício Einhorn)
- “A Resposta” (Marcos Valle/Paulo Sérgio Valle)
- “Samba de Rei” (Marcos Vasconcellos/Pingarilho)
After be crooner in the Permínio Gonçalves Orchestra, she performed (in 1961) at the historic nightclubs of the Beco das Garrafas, Bacará (accompanied by the Sérgio Mendes Trio), and Bottle’s Bar. Her first album, A Sensação, was released that same year. In the next year, she became the crooner of Dick Farney’s orchestra in São Paulo. In 1965, she had success with the show Gemini V, together with Pery Ribeiro and the Bossa Três at the Porão 73 nightclub, which was recorded live and released as an LP. In 1993, she moved to New York, NY. In the U.S., she performed intensively in jazz festivals, 40 just in the first year. In August 1994, she participated in the Hollywood Bowl Festival (Los Angeles, CA), performing for 15,000 people.

Edited by daslava on 13 Jun 2007, 20:46

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