Paula Maya is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, keyboardist and an international recording and performing artist.
Are you, your company or your loved ones hosting a party? Perhaps an elegant dinner, wedding reception or birthday bash? Paula Maya perform authentic Brazilian Bossa Nova and Jazz.
Paula Maya has performed in many private/corporate events in the US, always creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere with the highest quality musicians and professionalism! We look forward to providing the best entertainment to you and your guests, at a price you can afford!
Price Range: $195 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese
What to Expect
When you hire Paula Maya as a solo artist and/or group you will get the highest quality musicianship and professionalism.
Paula Maya is an award winning singer and pianist with several professional CDs released. But when you hire Paula Maya for your event, it's all about you and your special event. We will work with you on all details including the repertoire. So if you have a special song you are looking for we can probably accommodate your request, given enough notice.
"The Blanton Museum of Art was very fortunate to have Paula Maya and her band play at our B scene: Bossa Nova event. In addition to being excellent musicians, they were also fantastic to work with and their sound was absolutely perfect for our theme. I would highly recommend them and hope to work with them again soon." - Stacey Hoyt, Manager of Special Events
-BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART
Paula is from Rio de Janeiro, the birthplace of bossa nova and songs such as Girl from Ipanema. Rio is also where choro, a Brazilian be-bop-like music, was born a century before bossa nova. Both music styles, as well as Brazilian dance music like samba and baião, are heard in Paula's songs.
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. Paula Maya has songs in several compilations, including Delicacy, featuring songs with artists such as Jimmy Cliff.
"Thank you so much for coming out. We really enjoyed your music. It set a nice mood for our event." - Karen Friedman, Event Coordinator
"We had so much fun with you! Thanks for performing here today!"
-CONSERVATORY SENIOR LIVING
"Oi Paula, foi uma honra tê-la na nossa festa! (Hi Paula, it was an honor having you at our party!)" - Cecilia Williamson, Talent Buyer
-CABRASA BRASIL DAY
"You’re always great Paula!!" - Liz Lopez, Producer
-GREAT DAY SA - CBS SAN ANTONIO
"Paula, I really loved your CD. Funny thing, I've been looking for someone who sings this style in Texas for over 10 years." - Anthony Tobias, Executive Director
-LEON VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL
"Oi Paula, muitissimo obrigada por uma noite maravilhosa. Todos os convidados comentaram da qualidade da musica, das escolha de musicas suaves e da beleza da sua voz. Obrigada tambem pelas musicas especiais. "Vou deixar a vida te levar..." é de fato especial na minha vida. E quase como o hino da minha (link hidden) ve-la em breve e quem sabe animamos no futuro para fazer outra festa como esta. (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. 'Vou deixar a vida te levar...' is indeed very special in my life. It's almost like the anthem of my life's journey. I hope to see you soon, and who knows we might have another party like this one in the future.)" Erika Holzer
"Thank you Paula. You sounded great!" - Fito Kahn, Founder
-AUSTIN JAZZ ALLIANCE FESTIVAL
"Nos é que agradecemos Paula. Foi um prazer ter você conosco. Beijos. (We are the ones to thank you Paula. It was a pleasure having you with us.)"
Débora Romo, Talent Buyer
-CABRASA BRASIL DAY
"Thank you Paula. We appreciate a job well done!"
Jerry Thompson, Talent buyer / Promoter
-MAIN STREET DAYS FESTIVAL
Additional Booking Notes
We usually can provide all the sound reinforcement necessary for your party. But once we know more details about your event we can discuss further.
Past Booked Events
|October 23, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Blanton Museum of Art|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party - El Paso|
AGUA DE BEBER
AGUAS DE MARCO
AMOR EM PAZ
BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS
CARTA AO TOM
CHEGA DE SAUDADE
CHOVENDO NA ROSEIRA
CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS)
ELA E CARIOCA
ESTE SEU OLHAR
ESTRADA DO SOL
EU GOSTO MAIS DO RIO
EU SEI QUE VOU TE AMAR
FOI A NOITE
GAROTA DE IPANEMA
INFLUENCIA DO JAZZ
THE LOOK OF LOVE
MAS QUE NADA
OLHA PRO CEU
POR CAUSA DE VOCE
SAMBA DA BENÇAO
SAMBA DE ORLY
SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SO
SAMBA DE VERAO (SO NICE)
SAMBA DO AVIAO
SO DANÇO SAMBA
TARDE EM ITAPOA
A VIZINHA DO LADO
VOCE VAI VER
Influences & Inspiration
Antonio Carlos Jobim
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