Direct from Salvador, Bahia, Dany Maia brings the authentic sounds of Brazilian music to Australian audiences. Having begun her artistic career touring Brazil, Portugal and Spain as a professional dancer, Dany later decided to make singing her main focus. A reflection of the cultural melting-pot in which Dany was born and raised, her music merges Brazilian dance rhythms with classic (Bossa Nova) songs, jazz and pop (Samba) tunes. A multi-talented performer with an irrepressible stage presence, Dany Maia embodies the true spirit of the 'Baiana.' Dany will be joined by bass aned guitar player, composer and arranger Jorge Albuquerque. Jorge was born in Rio de Janeiro and has travelled around the world playing Brazilian music and jazz.