From the country that brought some of the biggest names in music, like Elis Regina and Caetano Veloso, comes Anna Beatriz, Global Music Award-winning singer-songwriter. Anna was born in São Paulo, the industrial capital of Brazil, and shortly after moved to Santos. At eight, her mother suggested piano lessons and, like a moth to a flame, she went to meet her destiny; that was the beginning of her love for music. Anna’s musical journey took off and she honed in on her skills playing at church.
As a teenager, she experienced the collaborating synergy of creating music with others, forming her first pop rock band when she was fourteen, in which she played keys. After having a taste of what she could accomplish, she invested in her own songwriting and became a solo artist, releasing her first album at 21 in her native language, “Sobre Nós” (About Us, 2005).
Anna followed her musical dreams and aspirations to Los Angeles and she started at Musicians Institute in Hollywood where she focused on songwriting and performance and won the “Outstanding Vocalist Award.” Before graduating in 2012, Anna debuted her second music project, Beautiful Ride, an EP with smooth jazz and pop influences that showcases her versatile voice. Its lead single, "Beautiful Ride," received a Global Music Award. In 2014, she was selected to showcase at NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). As a result, she toured colleges on the West Coast for the next year. During this time, Anna met and collaborated with Grammy and Academy Award Winning producer and musician AR Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) creating music for Pelé: The Birth of a Legend (Imagine Entertainment), a film about one of the biggest soccer players who also hails from her hometown of Santos, Brazil. Their feature song, Ginga (2016), with Anna as lead vocalist, has nearly 3 million views on YouTube and was eligible for “Best Song of the Year” in the Oscars 2017.
She has been a sought after performer in the Los Angeles area and has performed with music notables: Luccas Trevisani (Balara), Marcelo Elias (Pedro Mariano), Marcel Camargo and The Brazil You Never Heard, and Stevie Wonder (choir part of the show House Full of Toys), to name a few.
Anna will release new music in 2019 that will showcase her love of different cultures, her faith, and a vulnerability that will connect with audiences around the world. This new music project shows her sophisticated musicality which balances her smooth and earthy voice, along with infectious songwriting highlighting her Brazilian roots. Her studio team includes producer & mastering guru, Dale Becker (Khalid, Neil Diamond) and vocal director, Dennis Lamar. This new music sparks a new band and performances at colleges, festivals and notable venues as part of her tour for 2020.