BRENDA REYES JAZZ VOCALIST BRENDAS' INITIATION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY COMMENCES AS A BACKUP SINGER FOR THE RECORDING OF THE SONG 'ON BROADWAY' WHICH BECAME A TOP HIT AND A HIT ON BROADWAYS 'ALL THAT JAZZ. SHE THEN BECOMES A PRODUCER FOR TICO RECORDS, DIVISION OF ROULETTE RECORDS, AND ASSISTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF ALL THE LATIN GREATS, LA LUPE, TITO PUENTE, EDDIE PALMIERI, CORTIJO, AND MANY MORE. SHE WAS THE PRODUCER OF THE FIRST LATIN CONCERT IN CARNEGIE HALL OF LA LUPE, AND COFOUNDER OF AQUARIUS FILMS ON FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK.. SHE'S INVITED TO PERFORM WITH TOP SOCIETY ICON MIKE QUASHIE KING OF CALYPSO, IN THE PRESTIGIOUS COPA CABANA IN NEW YORK CITY, WHERE SHE GOT RAVE REVIEWS,FOR A TOP HIGH SOCIETY EVENT, IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THEY SAID SHE WAS A LATIN SHIRLEY BASSEY. THE MUSICAL SCORE WAS WRITTEN FOR HER, BY CARLOS ALOMAR, JOHN LENNONS COWRITER OF FAME, AND DAVID BOWIES FAVORITE GUITTARIST. SHE JOINS 'CHACKACHAS' AS LEAD SINGER OF THE BAND AND THEY TOUR WITH THE THE NUMBER 1 HIT SONG, 'JUNGLE FEVER.' FIRST STOP, THE GREAT APOLLO THEATRE IN THE HEART OF HARLEM, WHERE NOT ONLY DID SHE WIN THEM OVER, BUT THEY WERE ASKED TO PERFORM AGAIN FOR A REPEATED BOOKINGS. SHE OPENS FAMED HAMLET JAZZ CLUB IN ISLA VERDE AND PERFORMED WITH ALL THE JAZZ GREATS OF THE CARRIBBEAN.. BRENDA JOINS THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICOS JAZZ BAND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ALDO TORRES., AND BECOMES LEAD SINGER. SHE WINS FIRST PLACE, IN EUROPES, MOST PRESTIGIOUS SONG FESTIVAL 'OTI' IN 1992 REPRESENTING PUERTO RICO, IN VALENCIA SPAIN, WHERE SHE WAS VIEWED BY 500 MILLION SPECTATORS. BRENDA WINS FIRST PLACE IN THE 'FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL' DE LA VOZ Y LA CANCION 1996. SHE IS THE FAVORITE SINGER OF ALL THE TOP WORLD CORPORATIONS. SHE HAS NOW RELEASED HE FIRST CD LIVE, 'SENTIMENTAL' LUNA LLENA. IT IS OF LOVE AND PASSION, MYSTIFING, LIGHTING UP THE CANDLE OF TRUE LOVE IN EVERYONES HEART WHO HEARS IT. THE CD GOT A RAVE REVIEW BY TOP EL NUEVO DIA JAIME TORRES TORRES.. BRENDA IS ONE OF THE FIRST LATIN-JAZZ SINGERS OF PUERTO RICO Footnote: 10% of all CD sales will go to the Soka Gakkai, International. . translation of CD review. Passionate of Jazz by Jaime Torres Torres Her seductive phrasing blends perfectly with jazz and bossa nova. She's NewYorkican and reactivated her career here with the Luna Llena Trio (Full Moon). Her name is Brenda Reyes and in the evening before a festival like the Heinken in which she could have very well been a dignant representative of the female talent, she has just introduced to the market the CD 'Sentimental'. In the production realized at the M&M Studios of Gurabo, Brenda interprets in perfect English a repertoire of blues, jazz ballads and bossa novas, like never before executed by a Puertorican singer. Many who hear 'Don't Explain', 'Corcovado', 'Tenderly','Autumn Leaves' and Misty', will coincide that as a Latin interperter she aproaches respectably an immortilized repertoire by the divas like Billy Holiday, Astrud Gilberto and others. 'I Love Jazz' I discovered it with Hector 'Gato' Acevedo. I know that in our country one cannot survive economically with jazz, but I have hopes that this genre will ascend to a commercial level' Brenda said .A singer, who studied music at Julliard and whose influences are of Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. Inclusive, Brenda recorded the last Spanish jazz version of Tite Curet, author who enjoyed very much adopting in Spanish the great jazz standards, sambas and bossa novas. 'I called him and asked him for a Spanish version of 'Misty' of Erroll Garner because I have always considered that he was one of the best composers of Puerto Rico. He had always advised me that my style should be Brazilian and romantic jazz'. Brenda Reyes, who worked at Tico Records and later on became a beauty consultant, cultivated jazz during the eightys in places like The Place in Old San Juan, The Hamlet, El San Juan Hotel accompanied by Ray Coen and many other jazz greats. Although she is polifaceted, whose career comenced interpreting doo woop, latin rock, jazz is her passion. The Luna LLena Trio, who have presented themselves at the Heinken Jazz Festival, accompany her in 'Sentimental' an album distributed by CD baby. Leading by the pianist Miguel Monserrat and integrated by the bassist Reinaldo Gomez and by the percusionist Reinaldo Badilla, the trio and Brenda will have a presentation on 'Live Culture' by TUTV. It's my life, because the first song that I sang as a child was the blues. Lady Stewart brought me into the jazz club ambiance and with Hector 'Gato' Acevedo, who was my music mentor, I developed the ear and taste for this music', she concluded.