Monika Oliveira

Brazilian vocalist

Monika’s singing combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage and her love of jazz into a sultry variation on both: song stylng that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate. Her voice enchants through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. Born in Belém (Northern part of Brazil) and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Monika started performing professionally in New York, where she now lives, in 1998.  Her musical experience extends from Jazz Festivals to Clubs, TV, Film, Radio and Broadway. She has performed with some of the great instruments including Portinho, Paulo Braga, Sergio Brandao, Nilson Matta, Lincoln Goines, David Finck, Jose Pienasola, Romero Lubambo, Jay Ashby, Alain Mallet, Helio Alves, Dario Eskenazi, Sandro Albert, Cliff Korman, Jorge Continentino, Mark Morganelli, Duncan Sheik and many more.

Performances:
Hartley Park, Mt. Vernon, NY – Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
S.O.B.’S, NYC – Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
Kensico Dam Music Fest – July 4th Celebration – Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
Kingland Point Park – Sleepy Hollow, North Tarrytown, NY – Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series, NY– Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
46th Street Brazilian Festival, NY– Brazilian Independence Day Celebration
Rich Forum, Center for Performing Arts in Stanford, CT – Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
Party for the release of REDE GLOBO’s (Brazilian TV Station) Satellite in NY
Food Network – Brazilian Food Special Segment filmed at Plataforma
Special guest at WKCR, 89.9 FM for the “Celebration of for the 500 Years of Brazil”
Peekskill Festival 2000 Summer Celebration, NY– Jazz Forum Arts – “Pé-de-Boi” Band
“The Thomas Crown Affair” private party release at Plataforma
Good Day New York, Fox Channel – Sang 4 songs for news segment filmed at Plataforma
Kennedy Family’s Wedding Reception in Woodstock
New Year’s Eve Gala at Shadowbrook (Stan Getz’s Mansion) – Monica Getz’s Benefit Dinner
Berkshire Jazz Festival
Jazz Vesper at South Church in Dobbs Ferry – Concert with The Jazz Forum All-Stars Quartet – March 2003
Luna Stage Concert
“Balloons over Montclair” – celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Luna Stage with special guest Julianne Moore
Clearwater Festival
The Icla da Silva Foundation Annual Fundraising
“A Midwinter Jazz Soiree” at The Castle-on-the-Hudson
New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s eighth annual Family Week at the Theatre
Journal Square Brown Bag Lunch Series – Summer 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008
Journal Square Holiday Series
The Digital Café Tour 2006 – Summer Concert Series video taped at Luna Stage, Montclair, NJ
Sagatiba Brazilian Night Celebration at Cipriani – 2008
Jazz Forum Arts Annual Fundraising featuring Nilson Matta’s Jazz Band – 2008
Brazilian Tour – September 2008 to January 2009
Jazz Forum Arts Summer Breeze Jazz – July 2008/2009
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival – June 2009 – Main Stage with Jazz Forum Brazil Project
“Umbrage” for New York Stage and Film – Play by Steven Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik – July 2010

Venues:
Churrascaria Plataforma, The Zinc Bar, S.O.B’s, Café Wha, Village Underground, The Coffee Shop, Metronome, Sweet Basil, Jules Bistro, Luna Stage, The Green Room, Smoke Jazz Club, Cipriani.

Discography:
“Influência do Jazz” released in 1999 – Airtime at WKCR, 89.9 FM (Jazz Station in NYC)
“Summer with Juliet” released in 2003 by David Goldman – sang 2nd lead vocal on “ É Nossa Canção”
“ZumZumZum” to be released in 2012 – new album with original compositions and cover songs

Film:
“A Pillar of Salt”– The Angry Woman Syndrome – Documentary released in 2003 by writer/director Hafiz Farid

 

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe Music Productions, Inc.
Phone: 212.724.2400
E-Mail: music.inquiry@cantaloupeproductions.com

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