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Maria Mendes
Close To Me

Maria Mendes - Close To Me

One of Portugal’s brightest new stars' latest album Close To Me features the multi Grammy Award winning Metropole Orkest (the world’s leading Jazz symphonic orchestra) – in a chamber line up of thirty musicians, led by conductor, Grammy nominated Jazz pianist and composer John Beasley, who not only produced the album, but also played the keyboards and wrote the orchestrations. "A symphonic Jazz approach to Fado", is how singer-songwriter Maria Mendes describes the music on Close To Me. "It is not Fado," she immediately emphasizes. "I only used the music and poetry from this genre, but made a completely personal interpretation of it, with new arrangements.”

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"Barco Negro"


  1. 1. Há Uma Música Do Povo
  2. 2. Tudo Isto É Fado
  3. 3. Dança Do Amor
  4. 4. Verdes Anos
  5. 5. Barco Negro
  6. 6. Fado Da Invejosa
  7. 7. Foi Deus
  8. 8. Hermeto’s Fado For Maria
  9. 9. Tempo Emotivo
  10. 10. Asas Fechadas
  11. 11. E Se Não For Fado

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Apr 08
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Maria Mendes and John Beasley with Metropole Orkest at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
  • Apr 13
    Tilburg, Netherlands Maria Mendes, John Beasley, Jasper Somsen, Jasper Van Hulten, and 2 more… at Theaters Tilburg Schouwburg
  • May 13
    's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Jazzy Huiskamers Fest 2021
  • Jul 03
    Matosinhos, Portugal Festival de Jazz de Matosinhos 2021
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