Fernanda Noronha is a Brazilian singer-songwriter whose first album “Fernanda Noronha” was released under the You Music Records label in April 2005, produced by Norman Connors and Duke Jones. The album featured 13 songs, all authored by Fernanda Noronha. The Executive Producer was Mr. Clarence O. Smith (Co-founder of essence Magazine). The album was recorded in both, Portuguese and English, but only released in Portuguese. The English track version of the album had the famous singer Jean Carn as record/ vocal producer.
The main track of this album titled “Um dia desses” (One of these days) also shot on video had considerable radio airplay in Brazil. The video was directed by Pico Garcez and filmed in Bahia, Brazil and played for many weeks on MTV Brazil. Born in Salvador- BA, Brazil. She began singing at the age of 13 at religious events and church choir. By sixteen she decided to become a professional musician and played with many groups and bands in order to get experience. She sang in pubs, restaurants, hotels, casinos and big events and Festivals in Brazil and Portugal. Her songs reveal many music influences, like bossa nova, samba, soul, rhythm and blues and jazz. Her passion for Jazz had a huge influence in her music development. she cites in particular the music of Sarah Vaughan and Stevie Wonder, as well as Brazilian Joao Gilberto and Leni Andrade. Performing on stage accompanied by singer/guitarist Jair Luz, helped her explore the huge Brazilian jazz repertoire and gained her the opportunity to play small local events as National festivals within Brazil and Portugal. Fernanda has relocated to the United States and calls Atlanta, GA, “Home” since the summer of 2011. Since moving to Atlanta, she has had the chance to sing lead vocals with local Latin jazz bands. With more than 500 songs, the singer has been showcasing her own repertoire, Brazilian Classics and International hits as well in some parts of Brazil and USA.