Ara's Circle wins Akademia Award, USA

                       Sisters of Soul

Performing at NR Events Red Carpet Kurhaus Gala

with Frankie McCoy & Maureen Fernandes

MFA Quartet - JazzZolder Mechelen, Belgium

               Saulkrasti Jazz Festival


I had a wonderful time teaching Masterclasses and performing with Ara's Circle

at Saulkrasti Jazz Festival in Latvia



Performing with ZaP MaMa - Wroclaw - Poland

              Webster Hall - New York City - with ZaP Mama

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                      Sisters of Soul

             with Frankie McCoy & Maureen Fernandes

   Kursdaal Theatre,Oostende Belgium with The Heverband,       Maureen Fernandes, Belle Perez, Sandra Kim & Joan Bosco

  "That's it" announced Album of the week

by the Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

“..Maria Fernandez Alvarez has a sensuous voice that she uses to curl around the notes sending them in to rhapsodic ecstasy..”


 “..These two musicians (Arndt Beckman & Maria Fernandez Alvarez)  put an infectious charm on the rest of the ensemble making it impossible for the rest of the musicians to resist the beguiling and delightful music. Such a maddeningly beautiful reaction from the musicians of a group may not be so rare, but the effect that Mr. Beckmann and Ms. Alvarez have on bass, drums, and brass and woodwinds is extraordinary. This has a dramatic chain reaction producing music that is gorgeous and unforgettable..”


-          - Raul da Gama, for The Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

LJN Canadian Editor. Based in Milton, Ontario, Canada, Raul is a musician and an accomplished writer.

Check the review on Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

    Interview with Televisión Costa Noroeste

Maria Fernandez Alvarez Quartet - International Jazz Festival Sanlúcar Spain

Ara's Circle at Breda Jazz Festival

             Latineo Soul Shake

Maria had the honour to write lyrics & make the vocal arrangement to Marc Bisschof's beautiful tune: 'Viejo añejado'

Band: Latineo Soul Shake
Music by Marc Bisschof

Backing Vocals: Maureen Fernandes, Geydi Gonzalez, Yumarya Grijt & Maria Fernandez Alvarez
Drums: Mark de Jong; Bass: Yerman Aponte; Piano: Marc Bisschof; Percussion: Leonyd Muñoz

Lead vocals, vocal arrangement & lyrics by Maria Fernandez Alvarez



        Fantine Tho & Friends



Maria recently participated in this great project of vocalist Fantine Tho;

with a beautiful vocal arrangement by the amazing Stanley Clementina! Featuring the wonderful Maureen Fernandes, Dwayne Lace, Rikke Korswagen (recording) & Marcel van Dam (video).


Enjoy the video!


Summer tour:

The Jamal Thomas Band

 & Fred Wesley

Tour with Funk Legends Jamal Thomas & Fred Wesley


The tour with Funk Legends Jamal Thomas & Fred Wesley was amazing! There were many wonderful special guests like Baatin (USA, ex-p funk member), Edward Grand (USA), Susanne Alt (DE/NL) & Jon Tarifa (NL/AL). Check out to listen to songs from the latest album, with Maria singing lead on the title track of the cd.


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4 Years of Music Matters

                                 De Doelen, Rotterdam


'IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU' (Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe) &

'ALFONSINA Y EL MAR' (Ramirez/Luna)


With the wonderful Alexander van Popta (p) & Ulas Aksunger (perc)


             a cloud of sound

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