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 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 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.