Téka is an artist with roots firmly planted in the traditions of Brazilian music… the samba, bossa nova, and choro. Born into a musical family, singing was a natural part of growing up in Brazil. From an early age, she fell under the spell of American Jazz and began soaking up the sounds of Sarah Vaughan, Billy Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Today, her music has become a fusion of the sensual rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the structure and improvisation of Jazz, which she has coined New Bossa.
A graduate in Music Education and Arts at São Paulo State University, Téka went on to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.