Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60’s he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that gained great success, winning international contests, and which have been recorded by artists including Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. As a musician and arranger he has collaborated with some of the most outstanding Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name. In summary, Antonio Adolfo is world-renowned among Brazilian musicians, and a towering figure in the development of Brazilian music.
It has always been a musical environment. Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo’s daughter, was raised surrounded by inspired chords, scribbled scores, and songs being born. She spent three years studying singing in the United States, taking part in the Grammy winning CD by Sérgio Mendes Brasileiro (1992), and in some of her father’s performances. Carol’s expected first solo work came in 1998. Dança da voz, which awarded Carol 1998’s best new female singer prize from the Sharp Award “Prêmio Sharp.” The following year, she jumped into Tom Jobim’s work and recorded the album Janelas abertas, with guitarist Nelson Faria. In 2000 she participated in the Brazilian Music Festival (Festival da Música Brasileira) promoted by TV Globo (Brazil). Her next albums include Sessão Passatempo, Presente, two releases for JVC Japan, Bossa Nova and Nova Bossa, the album with her father, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Ao Vivo Live, Chão Aberto, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Lá e Cá/ Here and There. On top of that, she performed several times in the US and won the Tabaíba de Oro award as best female vocalist in a Festival in Spain.
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