Simone is a Bossa Nova singer now living in Dallas, Texas. Originally planning a career in the field of travel and leisure, she completed her schooling with a degree in Tourism Management. However, she could not help but be moved by the influence of her surroundings. Music was everywhere!
Simone’s Mother, who loved to sing and play the piano, filled her childhood with the lush sounds of the music of Brazil. From Antonio Carlos Jobim to Vinicius de Moraes – from Ivan Lins to Joao Bosco, this music was a vital part of her formative years and deeply touched her soul. From an early age she was passionate about Bossa Nova – and she was always singing - performing with choirs, jazz ensembles and in numerous other venues. This experience allowed her to fully develop her gift of song. She now shares this gift with you in her own warm and unique way. Her style is seductive and expressive!
Simone is a compelling vocal stylist singing in Portuguese, and English with equal grace and beauty. Influenced by great Brazilian singers such as Elis Regina, Nana Caymmi, Leila Pinheiro, Rosa Passos, Nara Leao, Eliane Elias, Bebel Gilberto – as well as jazz great Diana Krall and Sade. “Simone sings from her heart and soul”.
This authentic Brazilian artist invites the listener to share in her passion for the music of her native land. She says: “Bossa Nova is soulful. It is beautiful, sensual and speaks of love. I was born to sing this music!
Her duos, trios and quartets are comprised of some of Dallas’ most respected musicians and are expressively enhanced by the touch of her added hand percussion. Offering the perfect combination of Brazilian stylings with a touch of class, you are sure to find her sophisticated repertoire, lovely voice and charming presence to be a delightful addition to your next event!