Keila is a native of São Bernardo do Campo in Brazil. The desire to sing
blossomed in her at an early age. She began singing at her church when she
was six. While growing up she studied many styles and types of music - she
studied popular music, musical theory, popular harmony and piano at Fundação
das Artes and ULM (São Paulo Universidade Livre de Musica), two of the most
important music schools in Brazil. Around this time, she began traveling
from São Paulo to perform with the quartet.
In 2003 she performed as a solist in Theatro São Pedro, on a tribute to
Elis Regina. From that point on, she began singing Brazilian music and jazz
with a quartet. They performed in the main houses of São Paulo. Where she
had the opportunity to perform beside great musicians like Filó Machado,
Itamar Collaço, Rogério Botter Maio, Débora Gurgel among others. In January
of 2007, Keila was invited to participate in a tribute to Elis Regina,
together with other singers such as Silvia Maria, Adriana Godoy and the
great Fátima Guedes.
In March of 2008 she created and performed the concert "No Balanço
Pilantragem", a tribute to singer Wilson Simonal. Later in that same year
she was invited to participate in André Madi's show, in Sesc Santana, where
she shared the stage with Marcelo Mariano and Adriano Trindade.
At the beginning of 2009 Keila organized her trio, with her on vocals,
Fábio Leandro on piano and Filó Machado on guitar. In that same year, she
launched a project to complete work she had begun five year before. Her
first CD is titled "Muito Prazer" which in Portuguese has double meaning,
“Too much pleasure” and “Nice to meet you”, with a Brazilian repertoire of
composers like Rogério Botter Maio, Débora Gurgel, Conrado Paulino and
others that also stand out in the world of music. Keila is producing a new
CD with the musical direction of Fábio Leandro.
Keila Abeid no Esquina da Cultura - JustTV - 28/05/11