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Yana Purim

voc, BR
Singer / Composer of Jazz and Latin

Brazilian singer and composer, she is the younger sister of Flora Purim. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Yana started her career in Los Angeles, in 1977, working with Michel Colombier. One of the songs they wrote together, Blues Ballad, was recorded on Flora's Everyday Everynight album. Leading her own groups, she became a fixture on the weekends at the best LA jazz clubs of the late 70s, like Carmelo's, Donte's, Comeback Inn, Pasquale's and The Baked Potato. Yana also sang with Frank Rosolino, Joe Farrell, Moacir Santos, Hugo Fattoruso, and Dave Frishberg. As a lyricist, she wrote for Mal Waldron, Thad Jones, João Donato, Joe Sample, and many others. Her self-titled debut album for RCA, produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, was initially recorded in LA with Dave Frishberg, and completed in Rio with João Donato, Azymuth's bassist Alex Malheiros and Pascoal Meirelles. Other albums followed, featuring Herbie Hancock, Lew Soloff, Alphonso Johnson, George Young (2), Hugo Fattoruso, Dave Matthews (3), Claudio Roditi, Airto Moreira and Heraldo do Monte. In 1984, she took part of the Olympic Games Jazz Festival in Los Angeles with Moacir Santos, Milcho Leviev and Charlie Haden, performing at the jazz club Comeback Inn, owned by jazz impresario Will Rabee. She relocated to Paris in the 90s.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Querendo Você (I Apologize) on Focus On...Bossa Nova by Various Artists
Canção que Morre no Ar on Baladas by Yana Purim
Flôr de Ir Embora on Baladas by Yana Purim
Pare de me Arranhar on Baladas by Yana Purim
Canção da Volta on Baladas by Yana Purim
E a Chuva Parou on Baladas by Yana Purim
O Bolero de Satã on Baladas by Yana Purim
Beatriz on Baladas by Yana Purim
Tetê on Baladas by Yana Purim
Bebê on Bird of Brazil by Yana Purim

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Brasilyanas Vol 1Yana Purim1994Album
Summer CoolerRandy Brecker, Okay Temiz, Michał Urbaniak, Yana Purim And Herbie Hancock1990Compil.
Harvest TimeYana Purim1990Album
Bird Of BrazilYana Purim1989Album
Harvest TimeYana Purim W/ Special Guest Herbie Hancock1987Album
For A Distant LoveYana Purim1986Album
Yana PurimYana Purim1982Album
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