Ramana Vieira Joins Pacific Coast Jazz Label

San Diego-based independent record label, Pacific Coast Jazz, announces the signing of Bay Area-based Portuguese Fado singer, Ramana Vieira. The agreement anticipates the release of their new CD, "Lagrimas De Rainha (Tears Of A Queen), " slated for a street date of March 24, 2009.

"We've been looking for a top quality world artist for our label for quite some time, " says Donna Nichols, founder and president of Pacific Coast Jazz. "Ramana has solidified her place as an artist who understands the tradition of Fado singing and continues to creatively construct a path into the future by combining new musical textures and original compositions." Nichols' label has teamed up with the publicity team of SV Media Relations and radio promoter Neal Sapper at New World N'Jazz for access to international media buying and radio promotion.

Ramana's rich, musical artistry combined with her unconventional original style have transported audiences throughout the world with highlights that include: opening for Grammy nominated fadista Mariza; performing her original song "Unido Para Amar" for the 2006 Winter Olympics video montage; making her international debut with RPT TV Portuguese network; and chosen to sing for the Grammy's 50th Awards special Music Cares benefit to honor Aretha Franklin. Ramana's first appearance of the New Year will be on January 14th, at the state-of-the-art performing arts venue, Monterey Live located at 414 Alvarado Street in Monterey, California.

Pacific Coast Jazz, founded in 2003, is a boutique jazz label that also offers artist management services. All PCJ artists are distributed worldwide by MVD Audio/Big Daddy Music.

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