Biography

Born to Brazilian parents, she grew up rocked by jazz, samba and soul rhythms. Daughter of the musician Carlinhos Queiroz, she discovered from her earliest childhood artists like Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock… She composed her very first melodies at the age of 9. But, it would take several years before she finally decided to make her voice heard.

And it’s by chance, during her year off abroad, in an unexpected place (a ballet class provided by a Brazilian teacher in a Scottish little village named Dunbar) that she heard for the first time the song « Tarde em Itapua » by artist Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho. She was 21 years old when she felt under the spell of that song.

Few months later, for the french national “Fête de la Musique” [World Music Day], her father pushed her on stage, it was for her the perfect occasion for her to sing this song. This experience will mark a true change in her life.

Over the following years, she performed alongside her father on many stages all over the southwest of France, covering classics of jazz & Brazilian music and adding some songs of their own repertoire.

It’s finally in 2015 that her personal musical project took shapes and emerged. Picked out after a program initialized by the city council to support emerging talents, Miu had been invited for the “Fête de la Musique 2015” by the town of Pau to open the show before the Brazilian artist Flavia Coelho. It was the first occasion for her to present her music to a crowd.

From that day forward, she has multiplied concerts in Paris and provinces, inviting the audience to discover a sweet and warm voice, her captivating melodies and her swinging rhythms « do Brazil ». Simultaneously, she is getting her first album ready, which will be soon released.