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Patty Ascher


In the wake of her celebrated performances in 2009 and 2010 at Feinstein’s in the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan, Brazilian singer Patty Ascher is now poised on the brink of a big breakout in the States with the release of Bossa, Jazz ‘n’ Samba, her debut on Zoho Music.

Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Ascher began immersing herself in Brazilian music while attending the University of São Paulo. In 2006, after earning a masters degree at age 22 she encountered bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal, who invited her to record her first CD, singing Burt Bacharach songs in bossa nova style.

On Bossa, Jazz ‘n’ Samba, Ascher’s gorgeous voice is surrounded by lush orchestrations from such respected veteran MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) artists and composer-arrangers as Dori Caymmi, Gilson Peranzetta, Amilson Godoy, and Cristovao Bastos. This spirited cross-cultural project was recorded at the famous Gravodisc studios in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Patty Ascher