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Rose Max | Brazilian Singer

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Rose Max & Ramatis Moraes Biography

About Rose Max & Ramatis Moraes

They were born and raised in Rio de Janeiro City, the capital of bossa nova and samba, and 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.

Rose Max

Rose is the great-grand daughter of the conductor Cupertino de Menezes and granddaughter of the guitar player Manuel de Menezes, both legends of the early Brazilian music.

She started singing professionally with the Octeto Rio Orchestra performing in 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 lnstituto 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.

Rose Max won 7 times the International Brazilian Press Award for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA”.

Miami’s New Times Newspaper elected Rose Max the “Best Female Vocalist” of the year (2003) and “The Best Lounge Act” (2005).

She has recorded five CDs: Rose Max Brazilian Jazz (2002), Atlântico (2003), Fresh (with Ramatis) in 2004, The Singers of Brazil by Rose Max (2007) and Bossa Nova Sinfónico with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica (2013). And the DVD The Singers of Brazil by Rose Max (2007) recorded live at Broward Center for the Performing Arts-Fort Lauderdale-Florida.

Her voice can be heard in a lot of song compilations around the world such as HED KANDY, CAFE DEL MAR, CHILL BRAZIL I and II, LATIN DELUXE, GLOBAL LOUNGE SESSIONS, MIAMI AFTER DARK, RACOON-UNIVERSAL VIBES, etc.

Ramatis Moraes

Ramatis 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 (MPB), 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 guitarist/bassist in the US and has been living in Miami for the past 16 years, playing MPB, Brazilian Jazz, Electronic Music and Bossa-Nova at the most prestigious local venues .

He is also a successful songwriter, producer and arranger, he was a former songwriter and arranger of Warner Chappell Publishing for over 6 years .

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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