katia by Jorge Vismara

Singer Katia Moraes. Photo: Jorge Vismara

Katia Moraes is an energetic Brazilian singer/songwriter/dancer from Rio de Janeiro who has been living in Los Angeles since 1990. Recognized for her magnetic stage presence, Kátia has sung with international stars like Oscar Castro Neves, Sergio Mendes and Airto Moreira. With a large and eclectic repertoire that runs the gamut from pop to traditional samba and jazz, Moraes has created and performed with innumerable groups in Los Angeles.

On the evening of September 24, at 8:30 p.m. at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles will be treated to a marvelous artistic experience by the releasing of Mistureba, Kátia Moraes’ latest recording. She also exhibits for the first time Portraits of Peers – Me in Them, a series of blind contour portraits of different musicians living in Southern California. “I think I’m a mix of a lot of people. They all speak inside of me, from ancestors to teachers, friends, and even not so friendly human beings. This show is a celebration of them in me and vice-versa”, she says.

Accompanied by JP Mourão on guitar, Isaías Elpes on bass, Uziel Colón on keys, and Felipe Fraga on percussion, she will present a full show and introduce two new songs, Mistureba (which means Brazil’s slang for “hodgepodge”), an Afro-Brazilian groove wrote in collaboration with Bill Brendle, and Arranhado (“scratched” in Portuguese), inspired by the sound of a rusted wind wheel Kátia found while hiking with her musical desenho2partner, Jack Majdeki. The show also features special guests Ted Falcon (mandolin and violin), Clarice Cast (percussion), Nando (7-string guitar), and actors Mariana Leite and Peter Lownds.

“Moraes’ singing, as always, was a virtual definition of the passion that is an implicit part of Brazilian music.” Los Angeles Times

Katia Moraes: Live Show (Mistureba EP Release)+ Drawing Exhibit
Date: September 24
Time: 8:30-11:00 PM
Place: Blue Whale Jazz Club, Los Angeles

* Katia Moraes is a singer, songwriter, and artist from Rio de Janeiro. She is a long-time Soul Brasil magazine contributor and lives in Los Angeles since 1990. To know more about her, visit: www.katiamoraes.com

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