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Welcome to the official Moondo Records website! Here, you'll find info on the label along with current news about its roster of great Wolrd Music artists. Also, we invite you to check out new 2007-2009releases on Tenure Records-a new exciting label imprint featuring artists in Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Smooth Jazz, and Holiday Jazz! Meet and greet our artists...

Moondo Records is proud to announce the signing of Venezuelan Jazz Pianist, Otmaro Ruiz and World/Jazz group, Tanaóra (Michael Spiro, Bob Karty, Cecilia Engelhart) to the label... both artists bring an international wealth of sound and talent to the Moondo music menu- we're jazzed to offer their new albums to the world and welcome you to discover the beauty of their music. - jc quintero '08

Otmaro's "Sojourn" releases Sept. 9, 2008

Critically acclaimed Venezuelan jazz pianist, Otmaro Ruiz steps forward with a brand new recording featuring Carlos Del Puerto Jr./ acoustic bass, Jimmy Branly/ drums & Ben Wendel/ saxophones performing compelling original works (composed by Otmaro) highlighted by a special rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s “Somewhere”... “Sojourn captures Otmaro’s talents combining sophisticated jazz harmony with the grace of an experienced architect of melody underscored by the presence of constant beauty”- Juan Carlos Quintero/Moondo Records Releases 9/9/08 MDO2018-2

Moondo Records is proud to introduce Tanaóra ‘s unique brand of contemporary music of the Americas! Led by singer-songwriter Cecilia Engelhart, pianist Bob Karty, & percussionist Michael Spiro (and featuring Bay Area stalwarts Ron Stallings/saxes, David Belove/bass & Paul Van Wageningen/drums), Tanaóra performs a compelling blend of Brazilian, Latin, & American jazz sung in English, Portugese & Spanish.
“a melodically rich sound unlike any other band around...”
Andrew Gilbert, 'Critic's Pick', The East Bay Monthly
Release Date: Jan.2009 MDO2020-2

•get an early preview of Tanaóra's music on the "Viva Brazil" compilation on Moondo Records this Fall..

Viva Brazil! releases Sept. 9 2008

Moondo Records presents Viva Brazil!- an irresistible menu of passion and rhythm celebrating the elegance
& beauty of Brazilian music with its first compilation of soothing melodies performed by veteran artists alongside new talent resulting in a fresh blend of
samba traditions and more... Muiza Adnet, Marcela Mangabeira, Marcos Ariel, Ricardo Silveira, Claudia Villela, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ricardo Peixoto, Sambaguru feat. Kátia Moraes, Hamilton De Holanda, Luciana Souza, , Kleber Jorge, & Tanaóra
Release Date: 9.9.08 MDO2019-2

Marcos Ariel's follow up project, "Alone with Jobim" on Tenure Records releases in the Fall !!

Marcos Ariel celebrates Brazil’s 50 year anniversary of bossa nova with an intimate collection of fresh solo piano performances featuring iconic-global melodies by the great Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded in Brazil in 2008, Alone With Jobim revives & exports authentic treasures bound for music lovers worldwide... Vou Te Contar, Wave, Desafinado, Dindi, Corcovado, Luiza, Useless Landscape, Children's Games, Girl From Ipanema, Chega De Saudade, How Insensitive, One Note Samba, Waters of March, Retrato Em Branco E Preto
Releases 9/23/08 TEN2021-2

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