Clara Moreno

Clara Moreno is the daughter of the famous Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Joyce and composer Nelson Angelo. Moreno was born in Brazil in 1971. She recalls fondly her early musical experiences. At the age of 18, Moreno moved to France in 1989 to study music. It was here that she recorded her first single, and performed her first solo performance. She was a regular performer at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club, located beneath the Le Meridien Etoile Hotel – one the most prestigious jazz clubs in the city. She appeared on stage with her mother in 1991 at Paris’ Theatre de La Ville. Moreno fondly recalls Paris, and her new album pays tribute to Edith Piaf. She performs a beautiful cover of “Mon Manege A Moi”. Moreno, who was 23 years old, returned to Brazil in 1994 to start a music career. She appeared on the song “Minha Gata Rita Lee”, which Joyce’s CD Revendo Amigos featured. Following guest appearances with Robertinho Silva and Nelson Angelo, Moreno was back in Brazil. In tribute to Rita Lee, her first solo show in Brazil took place at the Au Bar in Rio. Moreno performed as Paulinho Moska in 1996 at the Garota de Ipanema Park in Rio. She also recorded her debut CD. Moreno travelled to Japan in 1997 and appeared on the Gets Bossa Nova Show in Tokyo, Japan. She also recorded “So Danco Samba” as part of the tribute to Bossa Nova CD40 Anos de Bossa Nova that year. This helped cement her status as a Brazilian singer. In 1999, her third album Mutante was released. It was picked up by Timewarp Distribution in the UK for worldwide distribution. Her name was then brought to the attention by Brazilian music lovers all over the globe. 2002 saw the release Of Morena Bossanova, her fourth CD. She experimented with electronic music in order to create an album that was contemporary with bossa nova. This album was recorded when Moreno was pregnant by Rodolfo Straeter, the producer of Joyce’s latest CDs Just a Little Bit Crazy u0026 Rio Bahia. Morena Bossa Nova includes Bugge Weseltoff, a Norwegian keyboard player, and Robertinho Silva, Teco Cardoso.

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