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One of the Top Ten World Music Bands in the 2015 & 2014 Austin Chronicle Music Awards!

Paula Maya is an award winning Brazilian singer, songwriter and keyboardist from Rio de Janeiro, the birthplace of bossa nova (AKA Brazilian Jazz) and songs such as Girl from Ipanema.

Paula studied jazz piano and bossa nova with the great pianist / arranger Luizinho Eça who used to call her, affectionately, 'geniozinho' (petite genius). Prior to leading her own groups, Paula performed with dozens of bands in a variety of music styles, including the legendary jazz /swing /MPB   Orquestra Tabajara in Brazil. She has shared the stage with artists such as Caetano Veloso, Leila Pinheiro, Djavan, Vinicius Cantuaria, Teo Lima and Batacoto, Cyril Neville, Tab Benoit, Mitch Watkins and The Presidents of the United States of America. Paula Maya has songs in several compilations, including Delicacy, featuring songs with artists such as  Jimmy Cliff.


"Hi Paula, many thanks for a fabulous evening. All our guests commented on the quality of your music, the choice of songs and the beauty of your voice..."
Erika  Holzer

"It was an honor having you (perform) at our party!"                         CABRASA, San Antonio

"Thank you so much for coming out.  We really enjoyed your music. It set a nice mood for our event."
Karen Friedman, Event Coordinator

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