Ana Beck was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. With both parents being classical vocal teachers, it is no surprise that at the age of fifteen, she was already at home in the recording-studio and on stage. Her first professional work in music was with a vocal group, recording jingles for radio and TV. In the same period, she was part of Wando's band as a background vocalist. With this group she toured throughout Brazil.
In 1988 she ventured out to Amsterdam and has since been appearing regularly on stages in and outside of Holland with Brazilian bands such as “Trema Terra”, “Alvorada”, "Banda MPB", "Zuco 103", among others. Ana’s vocals and compositions are featured on several CDs, for example DJ Eddy de Clerq’s "Bahia Patrol” and Ferial’s “Alvorada”.
In 2005 she was invited to be part of Jobim's Symphonic Project, arranged by Paulo Jobim (Antonio Jobim's son) and Mario Adnet, performed by Josee Koning, the famous Metropole Orchestra and Paulo Jobim and Mario Adnet themselves.
Also, the Brazilian musical genius Guinga invited her on stage during his concert in Rotterdam.
Ana has performed at some of the best festivals in the world, like The North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazz Festival Curaçao, Sunsplash in Austria, Malta, Croatia, Jakarta and the Techno Parade in Paris. In the Netherlands, she performed on all the main stages including Paradiso, Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, and Oosterpoort.
In 2008 she did a series of concerts organized by pianist Ferial Karamat Ali and sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy, with top guitarist/arranger Lula Galvão as special guest from Rio de Janeiro.
In 2014 she performed at the Viva Brasil Festival.
Since 2014 Ana has been the lead vocalist in “Azul", a band formed to celebrate the music of Milton Nascimento.
Ana's extensive repertoire consists of classics as well as modern works from renowned Brazilian composers and reflects a wide variety of musical styles.
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