Born into a family of musicians, the Argentinean native studied classical guitar and piano in Buenos Aires while listening closely to her father, jazz saxophonist Jorge Anders. 'There were so many influences when I was growing up, and I wanted to do something with them all. My father's concerts and studio work certainly affected me, as did the music of Brazil; it's so harmonically rich and so interesting melodically'. After high school, Anders decided to continue her studies in New York. After a short while, she started to do studio and club work. This work lead to two recording projects with top producer Sergio George. Through Sergio, she had the opportunity to sing for Grover Washington Jr., Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz & Talhia. Her ongoing exposure to music of various sensibilities and her innate ability to fuse styles and formats were abundantly revealed in a few demo tracks she made on the cheap. Shortly thereafter, Anders became one of the only artists ever signed to Warner Bros. From unsolicited material. Gabriela Anders' 1999 debut, 'Wanting', is brimming with vocal subtlety; although smooth, it is anything but simple (she wrote ten of the twelve tracks). 'Wanting' elicited much praise for Anders vision and impassioned vocal style. Anders unique marriage of pop, Latin and jazz resulted in Vogue and People, among others, describing Anders and her music as: 'exotic and bold'; 'wonderfully soulful'; and 'one of the most distinctive new voices to hit the music scene in years' Gabriela Anders continues a journey of musical excellence and introspection with her 2003 release, 'Eclectica', a collection of Brazilian, R&B and jazz- influenced songs, and with her new all Spanish release, 'Latina', Says Anders, 'Growing as a musician is absolutely the most important thing to me'. Some of today's most soulful musicians are featured on Eclectica and Latina: Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan-Michael Brecker-Billy Cobham), Negro Hernandez (Santana- Steve Winwood), Café (Paul Simon- Steve Winwood), John Benitez (Michael Camilo), Ron Lawrence (Janet Jackson-Boney James), Cidinho, Cliff Lyons (Gladys Knight), Rick Savage and Luis Bonilla (The Mingus Band), Hector Martignon (Celia Cruz- Ray Barreto- Gato Barbieri), Vince Cherico (Ray Barreto- Gato Barbieri), Hami 'Marqui' Dair and Susan Youngblood from Sonic Soul (Dr.Dre-Natalie Cole-Brian McNight-Evanescence), Sammy Merendino (Joan Osborne), Ross Traut, Reggie Hamilton (Seal-Whitney Houston) y Otmaro Ruiz (Diane Reeves-John McLaughlin) Romero Lumambo and Portinho (Tania Maria) All songs on 'Latina' are composed and arranged by Anders and feature a wide spectrum of latin rhythms: from salsa to bossa nova, from romantic ballads to afro Brazilian dance songs. 'Eclectica' and 'Latina' represent the best of Gabriela's private collection of songs, put together by her for the fans.
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