Flora Purim | Artist

Flora Purim | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Female, Genre_Jazz, Genre_Latin, Origin_Brazil, Type_Artist

Flora Purim is a Brazilian jazz-fusion singer born 1942 in Rio de Janeiro. She became prominent as a soloist and for her part in Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. She also performed and recorded frequently with her husband the Brazilian jazz musician and composer Airto Moreira. She has recorded and performed with numerous great artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, George Duke, Mickey Hart, Santana and Jaco Pastorious. In 2002, Purim was the recipient of one of Brazil's highest awards, the 2002 Ordem do Rio Branco for Lifetime Achievement. She has been called "The Queen of Brazilian Jazz". Standout albums include Flora é M.P.M., Butterfly Dreams, Stories to Tell, Perpetual Emotion and the live album 500 Miles High at Montreux.

Artist Website: florapurim.com

Featured Albums: Flora Purim

Related Artists: Return to Forever, Airto Moreira

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