“Paula Santoro is one of those perfect singers: beautiful voice, perfect tuning and good taste in repertoire."
- Antonio Carlos Miguel, 'O Globo' newspaper
Paula Santoro is one of the greatest performers of her generation. With already a carrier of twenty years she has shared the stage or the studio with Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Guinga, Yamandú Costa, Toninho Horta, Joyce, Jaques Morelenbaum...
Released four solo CDs and several others taking part also on different groups. In addition, she recorded on albums by various composers as Guinga, Nelson Angelo, Mario Adnet, Nivaldo Ornelas, among others.
Besides having several overseas tours in the USA, India and Europe It's worthy to mention Paula's participation in the TV show "Later with Jools Holland" of the prestigious BBC London at the same night as Amy Winehouse and the Tribute to Ary Barroso next (London / 2003).
Daniel Marques currently is situated in Berlin and teaches at the Global Music Academy. As the leader, producer and arranger of Orquestra Frevo Diabo he won in 2010 the most important prize in Brazilian music, the “Prêmio da Música Brasileira”. Since 2008, he has performed yearly at the festivities for the birthday celebration of princess Viktoria of Sweden.
Daniel has performed in solo, duo and trio formats and alongside orchestras in more than 200 worldwide cities throughout Europe, USA, Asia and South America visiting India, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, the Caribbean Islands, Montenegro, Serbia, Panama, Russia and Belarussia in festivals such as the Copenhaguen Jazz, Calcutta Guitar Festival, APAP in NYC, SXSW in Texas, Chicago World Music Festival, Tampere Guitar Fest, Mir Guitar Festival, Uppsalla Guitar Festival, Guitar Art Festival, Haapavesi Folk, Nisville Jazz.
Marques has played and recorded extensively with renowned Brazilian artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura, Guinga, Carlos Malta, Robertinho Silva, Zé Paulo Becker, Thiago Amud, Yamandu Costa, Nelson Faria, Gilson Peranzzetta, Armandinho, UFRJAZZ, Nicolas Krassik and Jovino Santos Neto among others. And international ones, sometimes sharing the same bill in different venues: Haapavesi Kamara Oskesteri (FI), Paco de Lucia, Randy Brecker, Stanley jordan, John Williams, Charlie Hunter, Incognito, Oscar Herrero, Dmitri Illarionov, Dominic Miller...
Daniel Marques & Paula Santoro
"I'm glad every time I hear my songs interpreted with freedom and, above all, a lot of talent. Bravo!"
Paula Santoro and Daniel Marques had known each other for some years but had never played together until the day that destiiny brought them together musically at a party at the singer's house. Paula and other friends singers took turns experimenting diverse musical styles and Daniel accompanied them masterfully in so many different ways. The versatility of the guitar player caught Paula and from this instantaneous musical empathy aroused a desire to create some project together.
Thus it was born a homage to one of the greatest Brazilian composers of all time by whom the duo has deep admiration: Edu Lobo. The repertoire consists of Edu classics such as "Lero-Lero", "Vento Bravo", "Canção do Amanhecer" (lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes - the same as in The Girl From Ipanema) "Na Carreira" (with Chico Buarque) among others.
Edu Lobo achieved fame in the 1960s as part of the bossa nova movement. He has been recorded by Sarah Vaughan, Paul Desmond, Earth Wind & Fire, Tom Jobim, Toots Thielemans, Marcos Valle, Elis Regina, Sergio Mendes, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Gilberto Gil...