Carol Saboya

Having released three solo CDs, the first of which was the winner of a Sharp prize, Carol Saboya has also considerable international experience for her age, having performed in New York, Miami, and New Orleans (U.S.). In Brazil, she has participated in a number of important projects like the Homenagem a Braguinha (with Zé Renato), Novos Cariocas (with Daniel Gonzaga, and Bernardo Lobo), 40 Anos de Bossa Nova (with Roberto Menescal and Os Cariocas) and Homenagem a Cartola, (with Paulinho Moska, Nelson Sargento, Dona Zica, Dona Neuma, Delegado, Arranco de Varsóvia, Beth Carvalho, and Emílio Santiago).

The daughter of pianist/composer Antônio Adolfo, she released a single at age eight, shared with Mièle. As a child, she also participated in recording choirs for artists like Erasmo Carlos and Ângela Rô Rô. In 1989, she moved to Los Angeles, U.S., where she participated in Sérgio Mendes' Brasileiro, Grammy winner in the World music category. She participated in Aldir Blanc 50 Anos singing "Carta de Pedra" (Guinga/Aldir Blanc). She has also been participating in Antônio Adolfo's albums and, due to his work at the Brazilian section of IAJE, Saboya performed at the international meeting of the jazz schools in New Orleans. Her first solo album, Dança Da Voz (1997), won the Sharp prize in the category Revelação MPB. In 1999, she recorded an album with guitarist Nelson Faria which was dedicated to Tom Jobim's compositions, Janelas Abertas. The two of them were also released in Japan. In 2000, she released Sessão Passatempo. ~ Alvaro Neder

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