15
Feb
2014

Along the Road concert tour for the last time in Portugal

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25
Jan
2014

1 day to go for the shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club NYC – 27.01.2014

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05
Jan
2014

This month: US Tour with show at the Blue Note Jazz Club!

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I’m so lucky to already have one of my 2014 wishes come true… New York, Blue Note Jazz Club, this month on monday the 27th!!
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31
Dec
2013

Goodbye 2013… Welcome happy new year!

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2013 was an exciting year with great experiences and journeys.
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04
Dec
2013

“O Ovo ” – New song played live on Portuguese TV shownews RTP1

So excited to have this recording to show you!
New song!

Maria Mendes | O Ovo (live) - RTP2 TV shownews 24H. Portugal 25.07.2013

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28
Oct
2013

Along the Road’ songs get arranged for Big Band!

So excited to announce that some of the songs of my album Along the Road will get arranged for big band!

Recently I was invited by the Dutch “Jazz Art Orchestra” to join them on stage for a concert at the beautiful Theater Odeon in the northern Dutch city Zwolle.
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13
Sep
2013

Come Rain Or Come Shine [Official Music Video]


12
Sep
2013

Chorinho Pra Ele [Official Music Video]

01
Jun
2013

For the second time in Switzerland with sold out concerts at the Off Beat Jazz festival Basel

Concerts in Basel, Switzerland (26-28 April 2013) at Roche’n’ jazz series at Tinguely Museum Basel, Off Beat Jazz Festival and at Bird’s Eye Jazz club

 

Returning a second time in two months to Switzerland has showed me how marvellous and enthusiastic the Swiss audience can be.
On both times, March in St. Moritz (at the Winter edition of the Festival da Jazz St. Moritz) and recently April in Basel (at the Off Beat Jazz Festival, Bird’s Eye Jazz club and Roch’n Jazz at the Tinguely Museum) the concerts were sold out.
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15
Apr
2013

New return to Switzerland and Holland – concerts 2013

New return to Switzerland and Holland – concerts end of April, beguining May

 

Maria Mendes will return once more for two concert series in Switzerland and Holland. For these concerts the harmonica player Wim Dijkgraaf will come all over from Brazil, making it possible to have the original cast of her album gathered once again on stage.
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14
Apr
2013

Full house at the winter edition of the Festival da Jazz St.Moritz

Full concerts at the winter edition of the Festival da Jazz St.Moritz

 

On March 15th and 16th 2013, Maria Mendes, together with Alexander van Popta (piano) and Guus Bakker (bass) performed at the winter edition of the Festival da Jazz St.Moritz in Switzerland.

These were two concerts, busy/full house with an enthusiastic and lovely audience. The location was out breathing and the experience was marvellous.
The Festival’s production team and the Kulm Hotel staff helped a lot for this great experience.
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11
Apr
2013

SOLD OUT concert tour in Portugal and Holland

SOLD OUT concert tour in Portugal and Holland 

 

The international tour for the official release of Maria Mendes’s debut album “Along the Road” kicked off last September 27th in Portugal.
Maria’s home country full with inspiring places and beautiful people welcomed her and the musicians with big enthusiasm and appreciation.
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01
Mar
2013

Brazilian tour and Ano de Portugal no Brasil 2013

Along the Road International tour in Brazil

SOLD OUT concerts in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – February 2013

 

Maria was invited by the Portuguese governmental department of the Cultural Affairs to be the ambassadress of the Portuguese vocal Jazz during the cultural program  “Ano the Portugal no Brasil 2013”.
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24
Jan
2013

Along the Road review at the American ALL ABOUT JAZZ 24.01.13

ALBUM REVIEWED IN “ALL ABOUT JAZZ”, USA – JANUARY 24, 2013

 

On the elegant, gentle, joyous Along the Road, Mendes makes clear she has absolutely nothing to prove but plenty of promise and much to say

Virtuosity needn’t be on display at every moment; restraint, in fact, is an important yet often overlooked aspect of truevirtuosity. Norma Winstone is a clear example; certainly capable of plenty, more often than not the British singer’s performances are defined by nuance, subtlety and a direct line to the heart of the music. Maria Mendes is another, with the spirit of Brazil looming large over this young Portuguese-born/Netherlands-resident singer’s impressive debut, Along the Road—a nine-song set of standards, material by well-known South American composers, one original and one very pleasant surprise.
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17
Jan
2013

Along the Road review at JAZZISM, the Dutch Jazz magazine 17.01.13

ALBUM REVIEWED IN “JAZZISM” MAGAZINE, HOLLAND – JANUARY 17, 2013

 

4****1/2

De Portugese zangeres Maria Mendes woont sinds 2007 in Nederland en won in 2009 het Nederlands Jazz Vocalisten Concours. Op haar debut Along the Road laat ze zich begeleiden door de fine fleur van de Nederlandse jazz: Karel Boehlee (piano), Clemens van der Feen (bas), Jasper van Hulten (drums) en Wim Dijkgraaf (mond-harmonica). De laatste kleurt Mendes’ heldere en fluwelen stemgeluid op een prachtige filmische manier.
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23
Dec
2012

Special featuring at “A Menina Dança” + interview with José Duarte

José Duarte is one of the most respected and experienced Portuguese critic in the Jazz field. His activity on promoting Jazz in Portugal started on the late 50s. Among several achievements he is one of the co-founders of the famous and oldest Portuguese Jazz Club “Hot Club”.
Since the release of the “Along the Road”, José Duarte has been supporting and promoting with enthusiasm the album.
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