Atlanta Jazz International Sounds Series: Fernanda Noronha
Atlanta’s first ever monthly Cultural Exchange music showcase series featuring Top International Artists based in Atlanta presented by America’s Songbird of the South Myrna Clayton and CedarTree Worldwide Productions. Showcases are every 4th Friday leading up to Atlanta’s 2nd Annual International Jazz Day Jam Session, April 30, 2019, at Red Light Café and thereafter through the end of the year.
Fernanda Noronha is a Brazilian singer-songwriter whose first album “Fernanda Noronha” was recorded under the You Music Records label in April 2005 in Brazil, produced by Norman Connors and Duke Jones and released in 2014 in USA. The album featured 13 songs, all authored by Fernanda Noronha and had a special participation of the fabulous pianist Bobby Lyle and the saxophonist Leo Gandelman. The Executive Producer was Clarence O. Smith (co-founder of Essence Magazine). The album was recorded in both, Portuguese and English and the English track version of the album had the famous singer Jean Carne as record/vocal producer. Born in Salvador- BA, Brazil, Fernanda Noronha began singing at the age of 11 at religious events and church choir. By sixteen she decided to become a professional musician and played with many groups and bands in order to gain experience. She sang in pubs, restaurants, hotels, casinos and big events and music festivals in Brazil and Portugal. Her songs reveal many music influences like, Bossa Nova, Samba, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz.