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born on 31/1/1948 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Alias Joyce Silveira Moreno

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Joyce Moreno (musician)

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Joyce Moreno (musician)

Joyce Silveira Moreno, commonly known as Joyce (Portuguese pronunciation: [ojsi]) is a Brazilian singer/songwriter, as well as an accomplished guitarist and arranger. She was born in Rio de Janeiro on 31 January 1948. As of 2009, Joyce started using her full name, Joyce Moreno, for her future releases.


Joyce premiered in the late 60's, and since then has recorded over 20 solo albums, and appeared in myriad records with such artists as Elis Regina, Toninho Horta, Vinicius de Moraes, and Yoko Kanno. In recent years she has collaborated extensively with João Donato. Much of Joyce's work has been compared to the early boom of the jazz fusion scene in the United States.

She got her start in music by listening to her brother play the guitar, as well as listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday for inspiration on emotions conveyed in music. Many people came into Joyce's house, and she easily got swept up in the music scene, having had in her childhood great encouragement in music.

Joyce refers to her music as "MCB" (Creative Music of Brazil), rather than MPB. She has recorded many movie and TV soundtracks, and is creator and host of the music-infused television program "Cantos do Rio".

She has also written a memoir, Fotografei Você na Minha Rolleyflex. In it, she discusses her experiences in the bossa nova and MPB movements, providing a fascinating portrait of fellow musicians, including João Gilberto.

She worked with Yoko Kanno in the Vol. 1 of the soundtrack of the anime Wolf's Rain.

Joyce is married to drummer Tutty Moreno, who plays in her band. Two of her daughters (Clara Moreno and Ana Martins), from her marriage to Nelson Angelo are also singers.

In 2011, she collaborated with Madlib to contribute a version of the song "Generation Match: Banana" to the Red Hot Organization's most recent charitable album "Red Hot+Rio 2." The album is a follow-up to the 1996 "Red Hot + Rio." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.


  • 1968 - Joyce (Philips)
  • 1969 - Encontro Marcado (Philips)
  • 1971 - Posições (Odeon)
  • 1972 - Nelson Ângelo e Joyce (Odeon)
  • 1976 - Passarinho urbano (Fonit-Cetra, Italy; also 1977, Continental, Brazil).
  • 1980 - Feminina (Odeon)
  • 1981 - Água e Luz (Odeon)
  • 1983 - Tardes cariocas (1984, Feminina Produções LP; CD PolyGram, Brazil; reissued by Far Out, 1997, UK).
  • 1985 - Saudade do futuro (Pointer)
  • 1986 - Wilson Batista, o samba foi sua glória (Funarte/Continental)
  • 1987 - Tom Jobim - os anos 60 (SBK/EMI-Odeon)
  • 1988 - Negro demais no coração (SBK/EMI-Odeon)
  • 1989 - Joyce ao vivo (EMI-Odeon)
  • 1990 - Music inside (Verve/PolyGram, US, UK)
  • 1991 - Language and Love (aka Línguas e amores) (US, UK, Brazil).
  • 1994 - Revendo amigos (EMI-Odeon)
  • 1994 - Delírios de Orfeu (NEC Avenue, Japan)
  • 1995 - Live at the Mojo Club (Verve/Polygram, Germany).
  • 1996 - Sem você (Omagatoki, Japan) - with Toninho Horta
  • 1996 - Ilha Brasil (EMI-Odeon, Brazil; Omagatoki, Japan; World Pacific-Blue Note, US).
  • 1998 - Astronauta (Cancões de Elis) (Blue Jackel, US; Pau Brasil, Brazil; Omagatoki, Japan).
  • 1999 - Hard Bossa (Far Out, UK).
  • 2000 - Tudo Bonito (Epic/Sony Music)
  • 2001 - Gafieira Moderna (Far Out, UK; Biscoito Fino, Brazil).
  • 2003 - Bossa Duets (Sony)
  • 2004 - Just A Little Bit Crazy (Far Out, UK; Blue Jackel, US; Biscoito Fino, Brazil) - with Banda Maluca.
  • 2005 - DVD - Banda Maluca Ao Vivo (Biscoito Fino)
  • 2005 - Rio Bahia (Far Out) - with Dori Caymmi
  • 2007 - Samba-Jazz & Outras Bossas - with Tutty Moreno
  • 2008 - Joyce Ao Vivo (CD/DVD)
  • 2009 - Visions of Dawn (Far Out) - Recorded in Paris, 1976
  • 2009 - Celebrating Jobim (Japan) - with WDR Big Band
  • 2009 - Slow Music (Biscoito Fino)
  • 2010 - Aquarius (FarOut Recordings)- with João Donato


  • 1997 - The Essential Joyce (Mr. Bongo)

External links

  • Official site of Joyce Moreno (in English and Portuguese).
  • Joyce discography at Discogs.
  • Review of Feminina detailed review of her 1980 album (including socio-political context) at Tiny Mix Tapes.
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