The Portuguese Maria Mendes combines a crystal-clear voice with vocal virtuosity. On the basis of her own cultural heritage she creates a playful mix of bossa nova, fado and jazz.
Backed by a quartet of Dutch jazz musicians, she sings Portuguese songs that bring her back to her youth.
I see a promising, shining future for this young talented singer.
Mendes immediately profiles herself as a strong jazz singer. Intimacy and beauty from the first track