RUTHE LONDON

 

Ruthe London’s music is a combination of blues, jazz and bossa nova mixed with her own style, with a slow swing or a fast beat, which originate from her Brazilian roots. The singer/songwriter has released two CDs. ‘Bossa in Blues’ (2002)  presents her own compositions as well as songs by other great musicians such as Tom Waits, Paul Rogers, Little Walter and Herbert Vianna. ‘Nosso Blue’ (2007) includes her songs with Cristina Barrion as well as Cazuza, Rita Lee, Marina Lima, Little Walter, Son Hecht, Alan Block and S. Burk PFD Webster. Walter Nery was director for the music and arrangements on both albums.

In her performances Ruthe presents a repertoire of her own songs as well as those of the greatest Brazilian songwriters such as Tom Jobim, Djavan, Rita Lee, Chico Buarque, among others. Ruthe London started playing the guitar when she was 15, when she composed her very first song. Once American blues and jazz were introduced to her, they became a passion for life, and are reflected on her work since the 90s. Ruthe was born in Avare, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She studied guitar with Mozart Mello and voice with Nancy Miranda, when she realized her call was to sing her own songs. That lead her to the recording of her first CD, Bossa in Blues, released in 2002. In 2006 she started working on her second CD, Nosso Blue, which was released on March, 2007.