Mondo.NYC 2021 Showcase Artist
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Born in Minas Gerais, the Brazilian singer Carolina Serdeira absorbed a lot of the Bossa Nova singing style and her vocal improvisation is a strong feature of her performance. "When I listened to Leny Andrade, I was so impacted by her singing, I’ve never listened to anything like it. Her scat singing, improvisation and everything else she was able to do with her voice impressed me so much,” says Serdeira.
Right there the artist’s passion for jazz was born. From that moment on she began to study Leny’s solos, learning about her melodies and inflections. Carolina explains that her studies led her to perceive “voice” as an instrument. The singer studied singing at Bituca-University of Popular Music, and beyond performing on stage, she is also an educator. Additionally, the singer is part of curatorship teams at Jazz and MBP festivals including “Jazz de Montanha.”
At the age of 32, she launched the fourth album of her career, “To See the Sun,” bringing songs, compositions and strong partnerships with independent artists and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) musicians.
Handling the musical production is the experienced Magi Batalla. All the arrangements were made collectively showing a strong affinity between the singer and her trio of bass, guitar and drums, which accompanies her at concerts and recorded on the album. The repertoire was chosen from extensive research of Brazilian music, exploring the sound of samba-jazz in 13 amazing tracks and, among many gems, the audience will get a never heard before Marku Ribas Samba.