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Sherie Julianne Friedlander

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Growing up in a jazz-loving household, San Francisco Bay Area vocalist
Sherie Julianne was raised on bossa nova and bebop. But her path to
singing Brazilian music was long and discursive, with many a twist
along the way. After more than a decade of devoting herself to the vast
and treasure-filled Brazilian Songbook, she makes an emphatic statement
with her wondrous debut album 10 Degrees South. Collaborating with
master pianist, arranger, and producer Marcos Silva, a Rio de Janeiro
native who has worked extensively with legendary Brazilian and American
jazz musicians, she introduces herself with an enchanting and
sophisticated collection of songs by composers such as João Donato,
Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Menescal, Jobim, and Chico
Pinheiro.

“I can’t explain exactly what it was but I fell completely, totally and
utterly in love with Brazilian music and started listening to it all
the time,” Julianne says. “I’m American, not a native Brazilian, and I
wanted to find music that fits my personality, that speaks to my
American roots, while being immersed in Brazilian rhythms.”

She doesn’t pretend to be Brazilian, but Julianne possesses a
translucent honey-amber voice ideally suited for the lithe and flowing
melodies that distinguish so many Brazilian standards. Her supple sense
of time and her facility at brisk tempos makes her a double threat,
emotionally incisive on ballads and fearless on breakneck arrangements.
She’s joined by a superlati

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VIDEOS

  • Sherie Julianne and the Marcos Silva Quartet

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