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Significant
awards

GRAMMY Award 2020 *nomination*
BEST ARRANGEMENT INSTRUMENTS & VOCALS  | Close To Me

LATIN GRAMMY Award 2020 *nomination*
BEST ARRANGEMENT  | Close To Me

EDISON JAZZ Award 2020
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM | Close To Me

Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Award
SWITZERLAND | 2010
(president of the jury was jazz legend Quincy Jones)

Best Improvisation Award at the Jazz Voices International Competition
LITHUANIA | 2010

Best Jazz Vocalist Award at the Nederlands Jazz Vocalisten Concours
NETHERLANDS | 2009

Relevant
shows

2022-2012 NETHERLANDS: North Sea Jazz Festival, Het Concertgebouw, Bimhuis, Lantaren Venster, Tivoli Vredenburg, Paradox, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ

2022-2015 PORTUGAL: CCB, Casa da Música, Teatro São Luiz, Teatro Rivoli, Festival de Jazz de Tavira

2018-2017 BELGIUM: Handelsbeurs, De Bijloke

2018-2010 SWITZERLAND: Montreux Jazz Festival, Off Beat Jazz Festival, Bird’s Eye Jazz Club

2016 FRANCE: Sunside Paris

2014 USA: Blue Note Jazz Club New York

2013 BRASIL: SESC Pompéia São Paulo

Relevant
collaborations

Metropole Orkest | Chamber line up on Saudade, Colour of Love (2022) and Close to Me (2019) projects & tours

John Beasley | Arranger, producer, pianist and Metropole Orkest’s conductor for Saudade, Colour of Love and Close to Me projects & tours 2019-2022

Brussels Jazz Orchestra | Big Band on De Bijloke project 2017

Andre Ceccareli | Drummer on Innocentia tour 2017

Anat Cohen | Clarinetist on Innocentia project 2015

Steven Kamperman, Alex Simu & Ricardo Toscano | Clarinetists on Innocentia tour 2015-2018

We welcome you to contact Maria Mendes for more information.