Maria Rita - 2/5
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
About Maria Rita
Maria Rita has won her 7th Latin Grammy at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards!
*Meet and Greet ticket available for both shows.
Maria Rita is one of the most successful and respected singers to emerge on the Brazilian music scene in thelast decade. Her four studio albums (Maria Rita -2003, Segundo -2005, Samba Meu -2007 and Elo -2011) have sold more than 2.5 million copies in Brazil alone and she has won 6 Latin Grammys including Best New Artist of the Year in 2004. She has also won many prestigious awards in Brazil with her music and various recognitions in Mexico and Portugal.
Maria Rita was born on September 9th, 1977 and is the daughter of the late singer Elis Regina, undoubtedly regarded as the greatest Brazilian singer of all times, and renowned pianist and arranger César Camargo Mariano. She studied Communications Studies and Latin American Studies at NYU before becoming a professional singer at the age of 24, graduating with the Class of 2000.
Touring Brazil for more than a decade, Maria Rita has also performed in most important Music Festivals in Europe, including the Montreux Jazz Festival where in 2011 she was introduced on stage by Quincy Jones. She has toured the United States, Argentina, Uruguay,Angola, Japan, Portugal, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, England, among others in more than 80 international performances. Her albums have been released in over 30 countries all over the world including the United States, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Argentina, Chile, Italy and Portugal.
Currently recording her new album to be released in Brazil in mid-March, 2014, Maria Rita brings to this US 2014 Tour one of her most acclaimed performances: the show Piano & Voice with her and pianista Tiago Costa on stage.