At the end of the 80´s Ed Motta burst upon the music scene as a major singer and one of Conexão Japeri´s composers and producers. It was soon clear that at age 16, Ed Motta had arrived and was making plans to soar much higher. Two decades later, not even the most optimistic of optimists could have foreseen he would get this far. Today he is a singer and composer, plays several instruments, makes arrangements and produces music in many different countries.
In his own style, while remaining loyal to funk-soul, he mixes influences that vary from jazz to popular Brazilian music, from Hollywood film soundtracks to rock, from classical music to American standards, from bossa nova to reggae. The result of this melting pot of references has already been recognised all over the world. He makes light, seemingly effortless music that connects with musicians and jazz fans at a profound level, through artistry, musicianship and an engaging personality.
Ed has channeled his lifelong love for AOR in newest recording, blue-eyed soul flavoured album AOR. An affectionate and exciting tribute to “Album-Oriented Rock”, a style typified by pop-rock acts with strong soul and jazz influences generally from the late ’70s and early ’80s.
The owner of over 30,000 LPs Motta says: “This is the music I grew up listening to: Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Alessi Brothers, all these things, but in the last five years I’ve become obsessed with AOR, and I started to write many, many, many songs”
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