Born in Brazil to a musical family, pianist and vocalist Tania Maria was leading her own group of professional musicians by the time she was 13. In the 1970s, she moved to Paris, where she found the international spotlight through her work in jazz festivals. In the 1980s, Maria moved to New York, where she recorded hit albums and worked with some of the most renowned jazz artists in the world.
On this 1994 episode of Piano Jazz, Maria performs her own composition "Carona," then solos in "Ta Tudo Certo."
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1994.
- "Chorinho do Marquinho" (Maria)
- "Chega de Saudade" (Jobim, Mendonça)
- "Carona" (Maria)
- "Meditation" (Jobim, Mendonça)
- "Stranger In A Dream" (McPartland)
- "How Insensitive" (Jobim, Gimbel, Moraes)
- "Tá Tudo Certo" (Maria)
- "Velas" (Lin)
- "Wave" (Jobim)