Medeiros - Miami International Jazz Fest



Growing up in São Paulo, Brazil, brothers Julian and Rodrigo Medeiros discovered their love of music at an early age. Inspired by the R&B records their parents played at home, they started singing together as teenagers, crafting their beautiful harmonies. But they were not content with just singing. They also started teaching themselves to play guitar and saxophone by obsessively watching music videos and concert footage. Before long, they developed into world-class musicians and started performing as a duo, with older brother Julian on lead vocals and sax, and younger brother Rodrigo on guitar and background vocals.

After moving to Miami, they crossed paths with Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Gen Rubin (Luis Fonsi, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, David Bisbal, Reik), starting a long-standing collaboration that has resulted in their working with many of the world’s biggest stars and record labels such as Paulina Rubio, Babyface, Clive Davis, Sony and Universal. They have appeared as artists, musicians and writers on numerous albums, including the Dr. Dolittle 2 Soundtrack, and the Grammy-nominated Oscar De La Hoya album.

Currently the three of them are collaborating on the latest Medeiros album. This latest project is the culmination of many years of collaboration, resulting in an album rooted deeply in Brazilian rhythms and music, with beat- driven tracks that make you want to dance and modern Bossa Nova that transports you back to a cooler time. It seamlessly blends modern R&B and pop melodies and lyrics, while evoking shades of everything from Stevie Wonder to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

One of their new songs, “Let it Go (Deixa Pra La),” was released on a compilation album for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil alongside songs from other major artists including Shakira, Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, Sergio Mendes and Stevie Wonder.

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