Biography

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Press Quotes

“… with her clear voice and her own style the perfect vocal jazz album has arrived” TELEGRAPH (The Netherlands)

“Sultry, perfectly timed Bossa Jazz” NRC (The Netherlands)

“Mendes immediately profiles herself as a strong jazz singer. Intimacy and beauty from the first track” JAZZISM (The Netherlands)

“What Mendes express with her voice is art and a real treat for the heart and ears. Impressive!” DRAAI OM JE OREN (The Netherlands)

“Her vocalically shows it all, really perfect” JAZZZINE.NL (The Netherlands)

“Maria Mendes singing charms anyone” JAZZ À FIT (France)

“Magical voice and virtuoso vocal improvisations. Sensitive” DFB MUSICA MAERZ (Germany)

“No focus on trends. Sophisticated voice and high class band” OHRENSCHMAUCH (Germany)

“Mendes makes clear she has absolutely nothing to prove” ALL ABOUT JAZZ (USA)

“Gently beautiful. Excellent album” SERAI MUSIC MAGAZINE (Japan)

**** 1/2 JAZZISM (Netherlands)

5***** O GLOBO (Brazil)

Jazz Legends Quotes

“I see a promising shining future for this young talented singer”
QUINCY JONES (USA)

“Beautiful singing and great scat”
HERMETO PASCOAL (Brazil)

“An album sung from the heart”
SHEILA JORDAN (USA)

“Maria Mendes singing is wonderful”
DORI CAYMMI (Brazil)

“I hope her crystal-clear voice and her precise diction will conquer your hearts like it did mine”
DAVID LINX (Belgium)

“Her crystal-clear voice, perfect tuning and smoothness are unique”
ROSA PASSOS (Brazil)

Significant Awards

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 Jazz Voices International competition
LITHUANIA |2010

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

Prix du Port Award

HOLLAND | 2009

Brussels Young Jazz Singers Competition Award
BELGIUM | 2008

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