Ella Borges was born in Miami and raised in Brazil. She sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. In addition to singing, she plays piano, guitar, writes lyrics, composes, arranges, and co-produces with her father Magrus Borges. At age twenty-two, she presents a sophisticated and unique style, given her roots from Brazil, and her jazzy soulful voice. In 2020, Ella was awarded 'The Focus Brazil' award for Best Female Singer in Orlando. She is also a graduate from Stetson University with a degree in International Business and Music. Ella is a member of the Recording Academy, and is under the mentorship, taking private classes with jazz pianist Garry Dial.
Magrus Borges is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and producer from Belem do Para, Brazil. He has played and recorded with many international artists such as: Shakira, Grace Jones, Astrud Gilberto, Tania Maria, Larry Coryell, Caetano Veloso, Luis Melodia, Johnny Alf (one of the fathers of Bossa Nova), among many others. He is currently touring and recording with Bebel Gilberto (daughter of legendary father of Bossa Nova, Joao Gilberto). In 2021, Magrus was nominated for a Grammy together with Bebel Gilberto, for her CD "Agora". He has recorded six original albums, produced for various artists and is a member of the Recording Academy.
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Ella & the Bossa Beat will be performing on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8 PM