16 Aug

Eliane Elias: Brazilian musician blends piano, voice

Pianist Eliane Elias was nine months pregnant with her daughter, Amanda, when she finally gave in to her then-husband, jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker, and agreed to sing on their forthcoming 1986 CD, named for the newborn who became singer-songwriter Amanda Brecker. Elias was always singing lovely songs from her native Brazil around the house but not when she performed.

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