About Lisa Ono
Lisa Ono is a Brazilian-born bossa nova singer who moved to Japan, where she has become a jazz superstar with more than 40 charting albums to her credit.
∙ NaNã, her 1991 release, won Japan’s prestigious Gold Disc Grand Prix Award for Best Jazz Album, as did the following year’s Menina.
∙ In 1992, she started her own label, Nanã, to introduce other Brazilian and bossa nova artists into the Japanese marketplace.
∙ Ono released The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim “IPANEMA” on what would have been the legend’s 80th birthday, with Jobim’s son and grandson coproducing and guesting on the album.
∙ She teamed up with Brazilian composer and guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves in 1999 for her most successful album, the Japanese Platinum-certified Dream.
∙ For her 25th solo release, 2010’s Asia, she recorded a collection of that continent’s folk songs, performing each in its own native language.
BORNJuly 29, 1962