Generally considered the best Brazilian singer residing in the U.S., Rose Max should not be taken for granted as just another local musician. Same goes for her husband, bossa nova guitar maestro Ramatis (Moraes). And for that matter, neither should Jazz at MoCA, which typically draws happy crowds to the wide expanse of NE 125th Street (the Museum of Contemporary Art is at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami) for the summer series of free monthly outdoor shows.
Once a regular and something of a student of the stars at Clube do Samba, Rio native Max comes from a prodigiously musical lineage and came to Miami in 1993. Shes known almost exclusively for her live shows, but released a telling album (2002s Rose Max Brazilian Jazz, produced by Ramatis) of bossa nova and samba.
Fri., May 25, 7-10 p.m.