The temptation to compare Brazilian singer Rose Max and her guitarist husband Ramatis Moraes with Astrud Gilberto and Joao Gilberto is hard to resist, and one wonders whether the younger musical duo wouldn’t have achieved a similar degree of popularity if they, instead of the Gilbertos, had come to the United States decades earlier. That’s because Max won the Brazilian Press Award for Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA three times – in 1997, 1998 and 2001. The brand of music performed by her and Moraes is bossa nova, samba and Brazilian jazz, the same fare that wowed American audiences in the Gilbertos’ collaborations with Stan Getz in the 1960s and as a duo in their own right in the ’70s. The sensuous appeal of the highly rhythmic music is timeless, and, plied by consummate artists such as Max and Moraes, never fails to delight. Max moved from Brazil to Miami in late 1993, where she has maintained a full performance schedule ever since, all the while continuing to develop her musical prowess. Her first solo CD was Rose Max–Brazilian Jazz, released in late 2002. It consisted of Brazilian classics in the bossa nova and samba styles, and was directed and produced by Moraes. The Miami New Times newspaper has been enthusiastic in its praise for Max and Moraes, declaring that they deliver “Brazilian jazz, samba and bossa so rich, you’ll think you just stumbled in off the streets of Rio de Janeiro.” JAMS presented this group to close out last season in April 2011. Their performance was sold out and now they are back by popular demand to conclude our second season here at The Four Seasons. Rose and Ramatis appear as a quintet with bass, percussion and piano.
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