Ed Motta

Live Act Jazz Funk Soul
Ed Motta - Jazz Funk Soul Live Act in Rio de Janeiro

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ED MOTTA is a tremendous singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Brazil where he is at 42´s years old a real living legend. Nephew of late Brazilian Soul Icon Tim Maia, Ed musical taste & influences have no boundaries. With already thirteen albums recorded under his name, the “Colossus of Rio” has been switching from boogie funk to soul music; from bossa nova to jazz or lately yacht rock also know as AOR. His commitment and impressive knowledge when it comes to vinyl, natural wine, film or culture in general make him a unique artist of his time.

His current album “AOR” is a true celebration of Ed last musical obsession to date: "Adult-Oriented-Rock". A music he grew up with, typified by ´70s & early ´80s pop-rock acts with strong soul and jazz influences. From Steely Dan to Christopher Cross, Doobie Brothers or Chicago. Recorded both in English & Portuguese, Ed sings and plays Fender Rhodes on the album alongside terrific talents such as Chicago percussionist in the ´70s Laudir Oliveira, Tim Maia´s main axeman Paulinho Guitarra or jazz-soul Guitarist Legend David T. Walker who played with everybody from Stevie Wonder to Marvin Gaye, Freddie Hubbard or Herbie Hancock.

Ed Motta has toured in Europe in the last two summers to present his last album live, both on main festivals (i.e. Nice Jazz Festival, Jazznojazz) & well-known clubs where he played a series of acclaimed sold-out shows (New Morning in Paris/ Ronnie Scott´s Jazz Club in London or North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam). He will be back in Europe in February-March // late April until summer // autumn.

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ED MOTTA is a tremendous singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Brazil where he is at 42´s years old a real living legend. Nephew of late Brazilian Soul Icon Tim Maia, Ed musical taste & influences have no boundaries. With already thirteen albums recorded under his name, the “Colossus of Rio” has been switching from boogie funk to soul music; from bossa nova to jazz or lately yacht rock also know as AOR. His commitment and impressive knowledge ...

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Past Gigs Ed Motta

  • 02 | 2015 IT-Bari Teatro Forma
  • 11 | 2014 CH-Zurich Jazznojazz
  • 11 | 2014 F-Paris New Morning
  • 07 | 2014 F-Nice Nice Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2014 D-Stuttgart Jazzopen
  • 04 | 2014 UK-London The Union Chapel

Discography Ed Motta

  • 2013 AOR Album | Membran (Sony Music)
  • 2009 Piquenique Album | Trama
  • 2008 Chapter 9 Album | Trama
  • 2005 Aystelum Album | Trama

Media

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Origin

  • Rio de Janeiro BR

Members

  • Ed Motta voice / rhodes
  • Matti Klein piano / keys
  • Paulinho Guitarra guitar
  • Miguel Casais drum
  • Hannes Huefken bass

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