Barbara Mendes


Barbara Mendes raised in Rio de Janeiro where she started singing at the age of 8 at Festivals and jingle sessions.

Daughter of a singer and actress Marisa Rossi she lived in a musical environment and developed a passion for music.

Later on she put a band together and started performing in nightclubs in Rio.

She took piano and voice lessons at Antonio Adolfo school of music .

Right after graduating at Law School in 1996 in Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, she moved to New York to further develop music studies and training and went to The New School for Social research to take piano, music theory and voice lessons.

In September 1997 she started studying Gospel Technique and it lasted 10 months.

Much in demand, she started singing and performing in clubs and of THE BIG APPLE and being part of recording sessions.

In February 1998, she started learning the classical technique with Pat Hollye a very demanded coach in the classical metiee.

She is starting to work on her own musical material.

Her musical background is divided between brazilian jazz and samba, jazz, pop and funk.


Every Monday Night ( Brazilian night) an on going show at Cafe Wha? -
West Village New York City

Not Just Series - Tribute tog Tejanahsuper star Selena -
At The Town Hall - New York City

Tribute to Elis Regina, the most famous brazilian singer of all times -
The Town Hall - New York City.
Once a month at Zinc Bar - New York City
Not to say many others

Recording Sessions:

Marisa Rossifs Cd - Luminosa Manha , released in Brazil
Lead Vocals at the flute player Anne Pollackfs Cd - Magica released
in USA
Mauro Refoscofs Cd - Seven Waves , relesead in Japan an Europe
Dominique Dalcanfs Cd - Ostinato , released in France and all french
speaking coutries

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