Amanda Ruzza hails from São Paulo, Brazil. She discovered her muse at an early age – perhaps the result of her Chilean mother who loved opera, and her father, Italian, whose passion was rock n’ roll. Growing up in a house humming with music, Amanda began playing bass early, and was playing professional performance engagements by age 13. Eventually, in Brazil, she worked with distinguished Brazilian producers and arrangers, including Grammy Award-winner Moogie Canazio, Maestro Jobam and Sony Music Japan’s Osny Mello. Besides being a musician fluent in an array of styles, Ruzza is fluent in several languages as well – Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and English. In developing her musical skills, she is able to cross all cultural boundaries…. read more… http://www.amandaruzza.com/About.html