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Joyce Silveira Moreno (born 31 January 1948), commonly known as Joyce, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Joyce premiered in the late 60's, and since then has recorded over 20 solo albums, and appeared in a myriad of records with such artists as Elis Regina, Toninho Horta, Vinicius de Moraes, and Yoko Kanno. In recent years she has collaborated extensively with João Donato. Much of Joyce's work has been compared to the early boom of the jazz fusion scene in the US.

She got her start in music by listening to her brother play the guitar, as well as listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday for inspiration on emotions conveyed in music. Many people came into Joyce's house, and she easily got swept up in the music scene, having had in her childhood great encouragement in music.

Joyce refers to her music as "MCB" (Creative Music of Brazil), rather than MPB. She has recorded many movie and TV soundtracks, and is creator and host of the music-infused television program "Cantos do Rio".

She has also written a memoir, Fotografei Você na Minha Rolleyflex. In it, she discusses her experiences in the bossa nova and MPB movements, providing a fascinating portrait of fellow musicians, including João Gilberto.

She worked with Yoko Kanno in the Vol. 1 of the soundtrack of the anime Wolf's Rain.

Joyce is married to drummer Tutty Moreno, who plays in her band. Two of her daughters (Clara Moreno and Ana Martins) are also singers.


  • Joyce (Philips, 1968)
  • Encontro Marcado (Philips, 1969)
  • Nelson Angelo e Joyce (Odeon, 1972)
  • Passarinho Urbano (Cetra, 1976)
  • Feminina (EMI, 1980)
  • Agua e Luz (EMI, 1981)
  • Tardes Cariocas (Feminina, 1983)
  • Saudade Do Futuro (Pointer, 1985)
  • Wilson Batista (Funarte, 1985)
  • Tom Jobim...Os Anos 60 (EMI, 1987)
  • Negro Demais No Coracao with Vinicius de Moraes (SBK, 1988)
  • Ao Vivo (EMI, 1989)
  • Music Inside (Verve, 1990)
  • Linguas & Amores (Verve, 1991)
  • Delirios de Orfeu (Bomba, 1994)
  • Revendo Amigos (EMI, 1994)
  • Live at the Mojo Club (Motor Music, 1995)
  • Ilha Brasil (EMI, 1996)
  • Astronauta: Cancoes de Elis Pau (Brasil, 1998)
  • Hard Bossa (Far Out, 1999)
  • Sem Voce with Toninho Horta (DiscMedi Blau, 1999)
  • Tudo Bonito with Joao Donato (Rip Curl/Epic, 2000)
  • Gafieira Moderna (Far Out, 2001)
  • Just a Little Bit Crazy (Far Out, 2003)
  • Bossa Duets (Sony/BMG/Epic, 2003)
  • Rio-Bahia with Dori Caymmi (Victor, 2005)
  • Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas (Far Out, 2007)
  • Visions of Dawn with Nana Vasconcelos (Far Out, 2009)
  • Slow Music (Biscoito Fino, 2009)
  • Celebrating Jobim (Omagatoki 2009)
  • Aquarius (Far Out, 2010)
  • Rio (Far Out, 2012)
  • Tudo (Far Out, 2013)
  • Cool (Columbia, 2015)
  • Raiz (Far Out, 2015)
  • Poesia with Kenny Werner (Pirouet, 2015)
  • Palavra e Som (Rambling, 2016)
  • Fiz uma Viagem (Rambling, 2017)
  • Argumento (Kuarup, 2018)
  • 50 (Biscoito Fino, 2018)


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