Luiza Meiodavila - free adaptation of the German last name Mitteldorf - was born and raised in São Paulo, with music present from an early age. Encouraged by the school, Luiza began her musical journey with the transversal flute, followed by the guitar and then identifying herself with vocal studies. At 19 she began her Bachelor in Vocal Performance at Souza Lima & Berklee, where she deepened her studies on jazz and Brazilian music. Learning from big names from the Brazilian music scene, such as Sizão Machado, Nenê, Jarbas Barbosa, Vitor Alcântara, Pedro Ramos and Sílvia Góes, Luiza materialised this immersion in her first album: Florescer.

The album, launched in April 2015 - with songs by guitarist and arranger Lipe Torre, one original and one Jacob do Bandolim cover - explores the thin line between jazz and Brazilian music. Highlighted in the major Brazilian media (Revista Rolling Stone, Billboard Brasil, IstoÉ, Folha de São Paulo, Glamurama, Rádio CBN, Todo Seu com Ronnie Von, Estúdio Play TV, etc) the album tour included concerts in SESCs, Tom Jazz, Terraço Itália and also an European tour in 2016 (Amsterdam, London, Paris, Munich and Berlin). After the album, three singles were released: Calma (2015), Noite de Abril (2016) and Ame (2017).

In 2017, after the Florescer tour came to an end, Luiza moved to Berlin and produced her second album: (des)conexão.  Part of a self-awareness process, the new album was put together with the ultimate goal of expressing the singer’s personality, presenting original songs and embodying her diversified musical influences, that include Led Zeppelin, Ella Fitzgerald, Esperanza Spalding, Gal Costa, Beyoncé, Jordan Rakei, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kings of Leon, Mayra Andrade, among others.

 

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Europe: Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Jazz Dock (Prague), Caveau des Oubliettes (Paris), The Music Village (Brussels), Cafe Trottinette (St. Vith), B-Flat (Berlin), Kiste (Stuttgart), Karneval der Kulturen (Berlin), Jazz After Dark (London), Cave du 38Riv' (Paris)

Americas: Rockwood Music Hall (New York), Blue Note (São Paulo), Solar de Botafogo (Rio de Janeiro) , SESC (Sorocaba), SESC (Piracicaba), Terraço Itália (São Paulo), Tom Jazz (São Paulo), Sala Crisantempo (São Paulo), Espaço Cia da Revista (São Paulo)