Brazilian legend Leny Andrade acquired a solid reputation as a singer and improviser, acknowledged by the many top musicians who have performed with her, such as Paquito D'Rivera (who considers Andrade his favorite singer), Luiz Eça, Dick Farney, João Donato, Eumir Deodato, and Francis Hime. Leny Andrade's eclectic style became better defined with the advent of bossa nova, through which she introduces jazz elements into her singing. Finally, she embraced a synthesis of samba-jazz that refutes much of the delicacy and attention to the lyrics as suggested by traditional bossa nova, resulting in more energetic and lively interpretations of the classic Brazilian genre. Returning to Birdland from Rio, Leny Andrade will delight fans with the perfect soundtrack to mid-summer!
"To describe Ms. Andrade as both the Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald of bossa nova only goes so far in evoking a performer whose voice seem to contain the body and soul of Brazil." ?-- Stephen Holden, The New York Times