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ROSE MAX | RAMATIS
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Speaking of love, it’s hard not to amour Rose Max when she sings, for example, Speaking of Love (Falando de Amor) or any of those Brazilian jazz standards that make us so happy we could cry. Husband Ramatis Moraes provides Max’s lush bed of guitar chords. Whatever the venue, everybody is in seventh heaven… She appeared out of nowhere, as goes the Toni Bellotto and Nando Reis classic Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye), which she delivers on her recently released first CD. You never saw me alone, you never heard me cry, it continues. You make it hard to imagine whether it’s too early or too late to say goodbye. It is always both once Max has begun to sing.
ROSE MAX RAMATIS LIVE at WDNA 7
special guest FARLLEY DERZEE
“I am thankful to God for the gift of singing! I want my voice to touch the hearts of those
who listen to my singing.” RoseMax
Rose is the great-grand daughter of the conductor Cupertino de Menezes and granddaughter of the guitar player Manuel de Menezes, both legends of the early Brazilian music.
She started singing professionally with the Octeto Rio Orchestra performing in the musically wealthy nightclub scene of Rio. She studied vocal technique with Graciela di Salerno, Nancy Miranda and Suely Mesquita. She also studied theory and ear training at the lnstituto Vila Lobos and Centro de Instrução Musical Ian Guest. Rose graduated with a degree in Portuguese and Literature from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Rose Max won 7 times the International Brazilian Press Award for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA”.
Miami’s New Times Newspaper elected Rose Max the “Best Female Vocalist” of the year (2003) and “The Best Lounge Act” (2005).
She has recorded five CDs: Rose Max Brazilian Jazz (2002), Atlântico (2003), Fresh (with Ramatis) in 2004, The Singers of Brazil by Rose Max (2007) and Bossa Nova Sinfónico with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica (2013). And the DVD The Singers of Brazil by Rose Max (2007) recorded live at Broward Center for the Performing Arts-Fort Lauderdale-Florida.
Her voice can be heard in a lot of song compilations around the world such as HED KANDY, CAFE DEL MAR, CHILL BRAZIL I and II, LATIN DELUXE, GLOBAL LOUNGE SESSIONS, MIAMI AFTER DARK, RACOON-UNIVERSAL VIBES, etc.
Ramatis began classical guitar studies at the age of seven. At the age of twelve he began performing professionally at local bars and nightclubs. Pretty soon, he found himself backing up the biggest names in Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), including Roberto Menescal, Johny Alf, Peri Ribeiro, Maria Creuza, Claudia Telles, Elizete Cardoso, João Nogueira, Roberto Ribeiro, Jovelina Pérola Negra, João de Aquino, Marcus Moura, Moreira da Silva, Golden Boys, Tim Maia and many others.
Ramatis studied music at the Estácio de Sá University and was later tutored by the legendary Maestro Aristides Santos.
Ramatis is considered one of today’s biggest Bossa Nova guitarist/bassist in the US and has been living in Miami for the past 16 years, playing MPB, Brazilian Jazz, Electronic Music and Bossa-Nova at the most prestigious local venues .
He is also a successful songwriter, producer and arranger, he was a former songwriter and arranger of Warner Chappell Publishing for over 6 years .