Native Brazilian singer Fabiana Passoni performs Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Brazilian Jazz, and American Pop/Jazz covers done in a 'Brazilian' way. Her bands are composed of the finest musicians from the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.
If it's the soft presence of Brazilian music in the background at a smaller, more intimate gathering or an uptempo show for a large private/corporate event; Fabiana will provide the right music and the right level of entertainment grace and presence.
Fabiana Passoni is available for Private/Corporate Events, Clubs, Showcases & Festivals as a Duo, Trio, Quartet, 6-piece Brazilian Band or 11-piece Brazilian Ensemble.
A very talented performer who is also a professional and sweet person. She has enriched our Carnival and Farm to Fork Uncorked events here at the Old Sugar Mill wineries for the Past two years now. Thank you, Fabiana, and we look forward to working with you.
Wow! I hired Fabiana to perform at my husband's 60th birthday and they were amazing!! Their music created a fun, lively vibe. Although we didn't plan on dancing (just hired them for background music) everyone was dancing by the end of the party. Figuring out when I can throw another party and hire them!!! Thank you, Fabiana!!
Fabiana and the band were amazing, professional, enthusiastic and helpful. We loved having them. They added so much to our event.
I couldn't imagine a better performance and better experience for my wife's 50th birthday party. Fabiana deserves to be a household name!
Fabiana's music was beautiful and enjoyed by all. She was a delight to work with. I give her a Five Star review.
Fabiana and her trio were hired to perform at a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI). Leading up to the event, Fabiana maintained clear contact. She and her band mates were punctual and professional, and most importantly, the music was divine!
Fabiana is an incredible talent, and set a perfect mood for the event.
We look forward to future opportunities to work with her!
Price Range: $400 - $5000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
Fabiana provides Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Brazilian Jazz, and American pop/jazz covers done in a Brazilian way.
She is available for Private Parties, Night Clubs, Showcases & Festivals as a Duo, Trio, Quartet, multi-piece Brazilian Band or full 11-piece Brazilian Ensemble.
Nu-jazz Brazilian artist Fabiana Passoni has a distinct sultry, voice and a fresh interpretive style. Her songs are a combination of jazz fusion with the older rhythms of Brazil such as bossa nova, baiao, and samba. Her interpretations are passionate, heartfelt, and exciting. Fabiana has graced the smooth jazz independent charts (Top 30) with several singles and EPs. Her 2015 EP, Inner Bossa remained on the Top 50 Smooth Jazz chart for 22 consecutive weeks. Fabiana was awarded the 2012 Brazilian International Press Award for best Brazilian female singer living in the United States.
Fabiana ran a successful music school in her hometown in the late 1990’s before travelling to the United States. While in New York City, Fabiana began singing bossa nova jazz fusion to American audiences. Legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Leny Andrade influenced her style. She finally found her voice after moving to Los Angeles in 2007 and began composing songs for her debut album, É Minha Vez.
Fabiana’s three-year battle with breast cancer put her on a journey not only of survival but a discovery of her own personal musical style. With joyful rhythms and a velvety voice, Fabiana released the acclaimed ‘Naturalmente Brasil’ in 2011 featuring 12 original tracks. The album exemplified her fresh interpretive manner and accentuated her distinct sultry, Brazilian voice. Composed in the midst of her battle with cancer, chemotherapy and pregnancy, Fabiana’s dreams of continuing her career never faltered even among many setbacks.
- E Minha Vez CD - 2007 (10 tracks)
- Across The Globe (Native Vibe) CD - 2008 (4 tracks - guest artist)
- Naturalmente Brasil CD/LP - 2011 (12 tracks)
- Lovin' You (Single) Download - 2012
- Rock With You (Single) Download - 2012
- Dim The Lights (EP) - 2013 (7 tracks)
- Bossa at Dusk (CD) (Japan) - 2014 (10 tracks)
- Let Your Love Rise (EP) - 2014 (4 tracks)
- Inner Bossa (EP) - 2015 (5 tracks)
- Presente Vivo (single) Download - 2016 w/ Rodrigo Augusto
- Darlin' (single) Download - 2016
- All You Need Is Love (single) Download - 2016
Additional Booking Notes
We provide our own sound system free of charge for smaller size events (indoors/outdoors) and require only a power outlet nearby. We also have a larger sound system (additional cost) for larger size events and venues.
Past Booked Events
|July 27, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 20, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 02, 2017–December 03, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Cocktail Party|
|August 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 27, 2017 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|September 24, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Sinfonia Das Aguas (Brasil)|
|September 16, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||People in Plazas Summer Festival|
|September 11, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Fundraiser|
|September 10, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Lucca Winery Summer Concert Series|
|September 03, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Duo w/ Carlos Henrique Pereira|
|August 20, 2016 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Bay Area Night Market|
|July 27, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Private Party|
|July 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party|
Set lists are customized for the event and mood required. At a wedding, for example, Bossa Nova & MPB may be more appropriate for guest entry and the dinner followed by Samba and Brazilian Jazz for the reception. We strive to work closely with the client (as required) to determine a set list.
Influences & Inspiration
Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Leny Andrade, Ella Fitzgerald, Baby Consuelo, Bebel Gilberto, Elza Soares, Sarah Vaughan, Sergio Mendes.
Equipment requirements depend on venue size and band size. We try to provide as much of the equipment (if not all) as possible.
We do not provide any special lightning.
We plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the event to set up and work out any last minute details.