"Playing with Abelita is a bliss. We had a great time bringing into life her beautiful composition 'Saudades do Brasil,' as well as re-interpreting Gilberto Gil's famous 'Amor até O Fim.' Abelita's musicality is both delicate and thundering, and I consider 'Vivenda' an album to be not only special but also important for this new generation of Brazilian Jazz" -Portinho
Singer, composer, and pianist Abelita Mateus plays the music from her home country, Brazil, in a modern and dazzling way while mainting its historical way. She was classically trained, but her passion for Jazz led her to America where she received her performance degree from William Patterson.