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Rose Max | Brazilian Singer

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About Rose Max

Born in Rio de Janeiro, capital of bossa nova, Rose is the great-grand daughter of the conductor Cupertino de Menezes and granddaughter of the guitar player Manuel de Menezes, both legends of early Brazilian music.

At a very early age Rose realized she had the gift of singing. Everyone from her mother’s side was a musician. Her great grandfather, Cupertino Menezes, was a composer, flutist, and a band member of a “choro” group led by Callado Junior and Chiquinha Gonzaga, two of the most prominent musicians from this era. Her grandfather Manuel de Menezes was also a composer and guitar player. Manuel was partner – in music, adventures and “Bohemia – of the most important Brazilian composer in the early 30’s – Noel Rosa.

She started singing professionally with the OCTETO RIO ORCHESTRA performing jn the musically wealthy nightclub scene of Rio. She studied vocal technique with Graciela di Salerno, Nancy Miranda and Suely Mesquita. She also studied theory and ear training at the Instituto Vila Lobos and Centro de Instrução Musical Ian Guest.

Rose graduated with a degree in Portuguese and Literature from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. As a student, she was involved in various theatrical productions with the group “A QUEM INTERESSA.”

Rose Max performed extensively as a soloist with the vocal group AEQUALE under the direction of acclaimed-musical director ANDRÉ PROTÁSIO. Gaining interest and respect locally, she started working with a number of different bands. One of her best experiences was performing at “CLUBE DO SAMBA” (Samba Club) where she had a chance to learn with some of the big names of Brazilian music, such as Maestro Licinho, Neco, Antonio Carlos Tourinho, João Nogueira, and Roberto Ribeiro. She also started working as a session singer, recording jingles and background vocals, which led to the opportunity of backing up some of Brazil’ s most renowned singers.

Rose moved to Miami in October of 1993, where she has been continuing to grow and develop musically, and by keeping a constant performance schedule, she has become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Hispanic and American communities. She won theBRAZILIAN PRESS AWARD for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA” in 1997, 1998 and 2001.

Her first solo CD – “Rose Max – Brazilian Jazz” – was released in October of 2002 at Porcão Miami among fans, friends and celebrities of the Brazilian, Hispanic and American community. The CD features Brazilian classics (Bossa Nova & Samba) and was directed and produced by RAMATIS MORAES and mixed and mastered by PAULO BETHENCOURT.

Ver Biografia em Português

About Ramatis

Also a Rio native, Ramatis Moraes began classical guitar studies at the age of seven. At the age of twelve he began performing professionally at local bars and nightclubs. Pretty soon, he found himself backing up the biggest names in Brazilian popular music including Roberto Menescal, Johny Alf, Peri Ribeiro, Maria Creuza, Claudia Telles, Elizete Cardoso, João Nogueira, Roberto Ribeiro, Jovelina Pérola Negra, João de Aquino, Marcus Moura, Moreira da Silva, Golden Boys, Tim Maia and many others.

Ramatis studied music at the Estácio de Sá University and was later tutored by the legendary Maestro Aristides Santos. Ramatis is considered one of today’s biggest bossa nova guitarists/bassists in the US and has been living in Miami for the past 10 years, playing Brazilian popular music, Brazilian jazz, electronic music and bossa-nova at the most prestigious local venues (Van Dyke, Jazid, Hemisphere Lounge, Flute, Jade, Favela Chic, etc.).

He is also a successful songwriter, producer and arranger, currently signed to Warner Chappell Publishing.

Miami New Times

Miami’s New Times Newspaper chose Rose Max the “Best Female Vocalist” of the year 2016 and the duo has also been voted “Best Lounge Act”.

BEST VOCALIST (FEMALE)

Speaking of love, it’s hard not to amour Rose Max when she sings, for example, “Speaking of Love” (“Falando de Amor”) or any of those Brazilian jazz standards that make us so happy we could cry. …Husband Ramatis Morães provides Max’s lush bed of guitar chords. Whatever the venue, everybody is in seventh heaven… She appeared out of nowhere, as goes the Toni Bellotto and Nando Reis classic “Pra Dizer Adeus” (“To Say Goodbye”), which she delivers on her recently released first CD. “You never saw me alone, you never heard me cry,” it continues. “You make it hard to imagine whether it’s too early or too late to say goodbye.” It is always both once Max has begun to sing.

BEST LOUNGE ACT

BEST LOUNGE ACT Rose Max Brazilian chanteuse Rose Max has been around for years, singing in clubs like Van Dyke Café and Jazid and frequently backed by the Don Wilner Quartet. The product of a long line of Rio de Janeiro musicians, Max moved to Miami twelve years ago, slowly becoming a familiar and welcome presence in the all too tiny local jazz scene. Her performances are perfect for chilling in a South Beach lounge while nursing a potent caipirinha. Max somehow manages to exude both vivacity and an easy earthiness in a wide range of styles, including bossa nova and samba.

A bird can’t fly without wings. Rose Max can’t live without singing

I am thankful to God for the gift of singing! I want my voice to touch the hearts of those who listen to my singing.

RoseMax

  • Dear Rose, Whenever, I feel down, I go on Youtube: there are a few videos of you in Lima with a symphonic orchestra playing Jobim’s songs. I listen to « The girl of Ipanema », « Ela carioca », « Wave » and also your duo of « Passarim » with Ramatis. And I immediately feel better! Can you believe me? I wanted to congratulate you because your interpretation is absolutely perfect. I know most of Brazilian women singer but you have your own manner to sing Bossa Nova in a strong, powerful & jazzy style : you are really amazing and very talented. It seems so easy to sing like that but it is not! When I come to Florida (but I would rather come to Rio), one day, I hope to be able to attend one of your concert. PS : Please tell also to Ramatis he is a great guitarist (I would like to play like him) and that his blue shirt is absolutely wonderful! 🙂

    Interpretation absolutely perfect, Fabien Roudot, Paris, France

  • Rose Max and Ramatis take the audience on a trip to the beaches, mountains, streets and bars of Rio de Janeiro without leaving the room. They were born and raised in Rio de Janeiro City, the capital of bossa nova, moved to the United States in 1993 where they continue to have a very busy performing schedule. They have become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Spanish and American communities and have won many awards, Rose as the best Brazilian singer and Ramatis as the best Brazilian producer and musician. Ramatis is a guitar and bass player, songwriter, musical producer, arranger and sound engineer. Rose is a singer, songwriter that also plays percussion and likes to play acoustic guitar at home. Is it bossa nova what they play today? It is, and much more. It 's jazz, samba, world music, universal music. It's everything that they heard and absorbed during their lives with a strong hint of jazz. Rose and Ramatis have taken their musical talent to several shows clubs and theaters in South Florida and several cities of the US such as Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Boston, L.A., Anaheim, and Hartford, as well as Lisbon, Porto, Madrid and Barcelona.

    A Trip to the Streets and Bars of Rio, JazzinTheGables.org

  • Rose Max and Ramatis Trio encompasses a magical and musical experience. Beginning with the beautiful voice of Rose, the genuine Brazilian acoustic guitar of Ramatis, and Farlley Derze on piano. A simply perfect mix of soulful Brazilian jazz! Rose Max and Ramatis take the audience on a trip to the beaches, mountains, streets and bars of Rio de Janeiro without leaving the room. They were born and raised in Rio de Janeiro City, the capital of bossa nova and samba, moved to the United States in 1993 where they continue to have a very busy performing schedule. They have become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Spanish and American communities and have won countless awards, Rose as the best Brazilian singer and Ramatis as the best Brazilian producer and musician.

    Magical Music Experience, LILT Lounge

  • This is your warning to book a foot massage. You’ll need it after all the jumping, grinding, and footwork you’re about to let loose when the Rose Max Samba Party comes to life in the backstage Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). It’s a lot cheaper than flying to Brazil, but the sweat on your brow and the smile on your face won’t be able to tell the difference. For years, Max and her merry band of musicians have brought authentic samba rhythms and melodies to the South Florida scene. If there’s a celebration of Brazilian life or culture, Max and her men are there. The evening at the Gleason Room is sure to be an intimate and electrifying affair as good for the soul as it will be for the body and mind. Let the music control your body and take you to far-off places...

    Rose Max Samba Party comes to life, Kat Bein, New Times

  • The beautiful voice of Rose Max and the genuine Brazilian acoustic guitar of Ramatis provide the perfect mix of the soulful Brazilian music style. The duo has been recognized as “Best Lounge Act” and Max as “Best Female Vocalist.” Rose Max is a fan favorite and has performed for enthusiastic crowds at Jazz at MOCA previously. She has become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Spanish and American communities. Max won the Brazilian Press Award for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA” three times. Ramatis has been performing professionally at local bars and nightclubs since the age of 12. He soon found himself as backup to some of the biggest names in Brazilian popular music including Johnny Alf, Roberto Menescal, and Pery Ribeiro among others. He has been living in Miami for the past 10 years and is considered one of today’s biggest Bossa Nova guitarists/bassists in the U.S.

    Beautiful Voice, Moca, mocanomi.org

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