Was born June 16, 1945 and is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music (MPB) and jazz for over 30 years. His first hit, “Madalena,” was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. His 1989 hit song “Love Dance” is one of the most re-recorded songs in musical history. Ivan Lins has released albums regularly and penned several standards, such as “Love Dance,” “Começar de Novo” (Starting Over), and “Velas Içadas,” which have made their way north into the American jazz lexicon. He recorded in English for Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, in the early 1990s. In the mid-eighties, Lins recorded a jazz fusion album with Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour titled “Harlequin” which was a critical and commercial success. Lins also composed the soundtrack for the Brazilian film Dois Córregos. Ivan Lins appeared as guest performer on the albums “Dois Mundos” (1998) and Recorded in Rio (2003) of the Dutch artist Josee Koning. Also, he appeared on the album “Call Me Irresponsible” (2007) of the artist Michael Bublé and with singer Paula Cole on her 2007 CD, “Courage” (Paula Cole album), singing a duet with her on the song “Hard to be Soft”. In 2005, he won two Latin Grammy Awards; Album of the Year and Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album for “Cantando Histórias”. He became the first Brazilian artist and Portuguese-language artist to win the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year. Ivan Lins was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards in 2009 for his Regência: Vince Mendoza performed with the Metropole Orchestra. He was nominated for Record of the Year (“Arlequim Desconhecido”) and Album of the Year. He won the award for Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album. In 2012 “Amoragio” is launched; the latest work of originals counts with different collaborations, among others the Portuguese musician António Zambujo. In 2015 Ivan completed his 70 years and 45 years of career, launching a CD called “América Brasil”. In this CD he re-records old songs that didn’t had the deserved distinction from the media and songs of his authorship that were recorded only by interpreters and not by himself. July 13th, Ivan Lins will be at the Jazz Festival of Umbria, guest of the commemorative concerto of the 85 years of Quincy Jones, together with Dee Bridgewater, Noa, Patti Austin, Take 6, Alfredo Rodriguez, Pedrito Martinez, Paolo Fresu and the Jazz Orchestra of Umbria.
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