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Jaime Alem

Award-winning arranger/manufacturer Jaime Alem spent some time working for Maria Bethânia, Sueli Costa, Moreira da Silva, Dicró, and Bezerra da Silva. His worldwide shows as an instrumentalist consist of locations like Carnegie Hall in NY, NY, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Drury Street (London), Chatelet, Olympia (Paris, France), and Coliseu (Lisbon, Portugal). His compositions have already been documented by Maria Bethânia, Elba Ramalho, and Tarancón, amongst others. In 2001, he debuted as an instrumental musician, executing originals with a little orchestra on the SESC/Rio Arte (Rio de Janeiro). Alem began as a specialist at 16 as well as Jota Morais, Jurim Moreira, among others from his area of the Condition of São Paulo. Having created soundtracks for movie theater plays (such as for example Pluft, O Fantasminha, staged by Maria Clara Machado), he released within the ’70s two albums along with his wife, Nair Cândia, an interval where he became a dynamic militant within the protection of independent creation and of politics amnesty. Alem caused Bethânia for the very first time in 1982, taking part as an instrumentalist in her present Nossos Momentos. After 1985, he also became the musical movie director of her shows. Because the arranger and manufacturer of Bethânia’s albums, Alem provides in his resumé the albums Memória da Pele (yellow metal record in 1989), Maria Bethânia 25 anos (champion of the Clear award), and Olho-D’Água (that he was honored in 1992 with the Association of Artwork Critics of São Paulo because the Greatest Arranger of the entire year).

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