- Brazilian Latin/Jazz singer
- Born in Rio De Janeiro in 1942
- Has a six-octave voice.
- 4-time winner Down Beat Magazine's Best Female Jazz Vocalist
- 2-time Grammy nominee for Best Female Jazz Performance
- Her musical partners have included Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Airto Moreira, with whom she has collaborated on over 30 albums since moving with him from her native Rio to New York in 1967