Maucha Adnet

Coming from a musical family in Rio de Janeiro, there was little doubt that Maucha Adnet would follow in her brothers’ footsteps. She began singing professionally at 15 with the group Ceu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth) and with them toured Brazil. In 1984, Maucha began performing with Antonio Carlos Jobim, touring the world with him and his band until 1994. Maucha moved to New York City in 1987, and soon formed her own band, traveling around the US as well as overseas. She has recorded with a long list of the greats as well as teaching workshops on phrasing and interpreting Brazilian music. In 2014, Maucha presented a tribute to Jobim here at the North Carolina Jazz Festival, and we welcome her return to deliver more Brazilian jazz!