From the age of 13 she had a band in her native state, Para, and took part in charity concerts at schools,local tv and festivals. She was awarded a scholarship to the USA when she was 17 and moved to Georgia,where she lived for six years,graduated in music and worked as a singer and musician in different venues,playing all styles from jazz to country,rock to bossa nova.She also had a hint at Advertising, getting an award for a commercial. She returned to Brazil in the 70s married to the musician Jay Anthony Vaquer, and had a son called Jay Vaquer, who is currently pursuing a career as an actor and singer. She took part on several recordings and toured with musicians such as Raul Seixas, Egberto Gismonti, Erlon Chaves Orchestra, acting as soloist, as well as backing vocal.She also recorded for several tv commercials.She performed in festivals and wrote soundtracks for theatre and movies. Jane was the singer for Brazilian progressive rock band "Bacamarte" and the records she made with them are till regarded among the best Brazilian rock records . She was also a member of Marcus Spillman’s "Rio Jazz Orchestra" performing music by Duke Ellington and other jazz musicians. She also featured in recordings by groups such as "Os Motokas" and "Os Skates". She also sang with Claudia Telles and the band Roupa Nova (formerly known as "Os Famks"). Together they did covers of other singers, American and Brazilian.
In the 80’s Jane Duboc also worked a lot. She took part in TV Globo festival called "MPB 80" performing the hit "Saudade", when she was awarded best intepreter. In 1982 she took part in another festival, MPB Shell performing the hit "Tentação" (by Tunai e Sérgio Natureza) and was awarded 3rd place. Jane’s most enthusiastic fans and the Official Fan Club “Minas em Mim” have already managed to catalogue more than 100 albuns in which Jane Duboc participated. The list includes albuns from artists like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Hermeto Pascoal, Roberto Sion, Sarah Vaughan and range from albums, soundtracks and recordings for children to English courses.
It was not an easy task, considering that in many of those records, the credits go to “Jane”, “Jane Vaquer” , “Jane Duboc Vaquer” or there is simply no credit at all. In the late 80s success and national acknowledgement came with she recorded the songs "Chama da Paixão" and "Sonhos" (1987). Both songs were extensively played on the radio and she had appearances on national tv. Such success led to her participation in the soundtracks of four Brazilian soap operas, including the song "Besame" (by Flávio Venturini and Murilo Antunes)." Jane also published a couple of children books: "Através de Paredes" (poems), "Jeguelhinho" and "Bia e Buze" (for children).
The books for children also became musical plays. Jane Duboc signed a contract with José Maurício Machline to stage the show named "Movie Melodies", which featured classic movie themes – all sung in English. The show was such a success that the Movie Play Record Company decided to release a CD with the soundtrack of the show. That CD is certainly one of the most beautiful ones of Jane’s career. The show has acquired the status of cult and Jane toured Movie Melodies for two years . Another great moment of her career was the record Paraiso with the late sax player Gerry Mulligan.It was one of his last recordings. Besides singing in Portuguese she recorded in English, Italian and toured extensively in Europe and Asia, with a vast repertoire, from Brazilian music, rock , bossa nova, jazz.
She recorded an Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass inspired cd with Victor Biglione, the great Argentinian /Brazilian Jazz guitarist, among other remarkable works In 2002 Jane Duboc was invited by Maestro Nelson Ayres to sing with Edu Lobo and the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra (conducted by Zubin Mehta), one of the five best symphonic orchestras in the world. The show took place in Israel. It was also in 2002 that Jane Duboc celebrated her 30 years of career. The CD "Sweet Lady Jane" (JAM Records, 2002) was mastered in New York and produced by Ivan Lins, being praised by the critics and considered one of Jane Duboc's best cd's.
There were shows in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília in order to promote the release of the CD. She was accompanied by an orchestra with 30 musicians e and special guests such as maestro Nelson Ayres. Jane Duboc also made a VCD (approximately 15 minutes) with photos of her career, from her childhood to the period of "Sweet Lady Jane." In October 2003 Jane Duboc was invited by the awarded maestro Marcelo Ramos of the Symphonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais to make a symphonic event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the composer Ary Barroso, also born in Minas Gerais. That was the first time that a symphonic orchestra made such tribute.
The show was recorded and became a TV special. It was also in 2003 that the record company "EMI Music South East Asia" included Jane Duboc as a representative of Brazilian singers to be part of the CD "PINK - CHAMPAGNE", a collection that features worldwide famous singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Liza Minnelli, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, among others. In 2004 the record company "Universal Music Polska" released the CD "Rendez-Vous On The Jazz Boulevard" - Vol. 2 in Bulgary. The CD is a collection that includes Jane Duboc among worldwide stars such as Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Josefine Cronholm, Patricia Kass, Roberta Flack, Laura Fygi and Julie London.
In March 2005 Jane Duboc was invited by Ricardo Queiroz to sing with Wagner Tiso and Victor Biglione in the annual Latin Music Festival in Vantaa, Finland. Jane has been recording and touring regularly for the past 30 years. Owner of a very unique voice, she is today one of the most versatile singers and musicians in Brazil. She is highly respected by her peers and has a very loyal public. Read more on Last.fm.
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