Isabella Mendes, a native of São Paulo whose work is rooted in Brazilian jazz and bossa nova, will perform for the Yale community as part of the Latinx Heritage Month. She will share music, history, and culture, and hold a short Q&A at the end. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Latino Networking Group and Yale Recovery Latino Colective.
Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and educator Isabella Mendes is quickly becoming one of New Haven and Hartford County’s top Brazilian and Jazz entertainers in the industry and has earned an impressive list of accomplishments well beyond her years. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Isabella started to study music at age four and hasn't stopped since. She has been studying with Grammy Winner pianist Fabio Torres and Emmy Winner vocalist Michal Towber. Isabella is also a leader in education, studying at Carnegie Hall as part of the Music Educators program. She is the founder and teacher of IMMusic Studio, a private music school, where she teaches piano and voice. She is an advocate for women and diversity in the arts and is leading workshops bringing diversity through music in schools and community events.