Elza da Conceição Soares, known professionally as Elza Soares was a Brazilian samba singer.
In 1999, Elza Soares was named Singer of the Millennium along with Tina Turner by BBC Radio
In the late 1950s, Elza Soares spent one year touring Argentina with Mercedes Batista.
Elza Soares rose to fame with her first single “Se Acaso Você Chegasse”, on which she introduced scat singing à la Louis Armstrong, adding a bit of jazz to samba.
Elza Soares moved to São Paulo, where she performed at theaters and night clubs and her husky voice became her trademark.
In 2007, Elza Soares was invited to sing a cappella the Brazilian National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games.
Elza Soares’ album aDeus É Mulher was ranked as the 2nd best Brazilian album of 2018 by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone magazine and among the 25 best Brazilian albums of the first half of 2018 by the São Paulo Association of Art Critics.
Elza Soares Cause Of Death
Elza Soares, 91, died on Jan. 20, 2022 of natural causes.
“The beloved and eternal Elza has gone to rest but she will forever remain in musical history and in our hearts and those of thousands of fans all around the world. Just as Elza Soares had wished, she sung until the end,” her family and team announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon.