Label Anna Ly as both a bassist and singer is imprecise. In fact, she is a multi-instrumentalist with a solid musical base, having studied classical piano at childhood.
At teenage, she fancied theatre and studied for 3 years in Rio de Janeiro with Amir Haddad and acted in some theatre plays while improving her technique as a bassist (with Yuri Popoff) and as a pianist (with Tomás Improta, at that time Caetano Veloso’s pianist). Living for a while traveling among RJ-BH-SP , she has played with many singers and bands – Bauxita, Samuel Rosa (Skank), Jota Quest, Jorge Continentino, Júnia Lambert – presenting at Circo Voador and at Programa Livre (Serginho Groissman). After studying guitar and singing, in ’93 she adopted the artistic name Ana Luíza Lee, producing a cover show of Rita Lee that was a great success. She also formed 2 only-girl bands: Boy Stuff and Máxima Crueldade.
Going on a solo carrier, she threw some shows - “Mademoiselle Chant le Blues” (96), “Tic-Tic for You” (98), “ In Concert” (99) e “Explicatrix” (2003). She took part in some festivals, having “Conversa pra boi dormir” ended among the twelve finalists of “FestBelô 2000”, (also included in the CD “De Fora pra Dentro” recorded by singer Sônia Andrade in 2004). She took part of the CD “BH-Nossa Música”, together with some great names of musicians of Minas Gerais with the song “Quem Somos Nós”, and with Lunares”, which she composed together with Affonsinho. She also took part of the CD “15 Anos pra Cantar e Ser Feliz” of Babaya Escola de Canto. She studied xxxxxxxxxx in harmony, arranging and modal music with conductor Ian Guest ( one of the arrangers of the legendary “Quem é Quem” - Who is Who – of João Donato) , having worked as a musical instructor at Centro de Musicalização Infantil da UFMG.
Anna Ly tasted the repercussion of her work on both national and international basis in the tracks “Pra te interpretar” and “Quem Somos Nós”, and in the remix for “Material World” , of the CD Panapaná. They were in the programation of important radio stations of London (such as BBC and Jazz FM), Roma, Amsterdam, Munich and Tokyo. Some were in desfile da estilista Christianne Marchand, in Paris in Bypass Club . The CD Panapaná,together with “What a Wonderful Bossa World” (2006), made with guitar player Márcio Correa and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, are highlit on the most important website of musical research, the All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com), and are now heard in many countries of Europe ,USA and Japan. Fans can have them through virtual shops such as American, French, German and Canadian www.amazon .
In 2005 she participated on Marcelo Salazar’s CD “The Tropical Lounge”, together with a superb group of more than 40 musicians as Danilo Caymmi and DJ Marcelinho Da Lua. In that year she also had a participation on the CD for children “Catibiribão” , produced by singer Sílvia Negrão.
At the end of 2007 she presented her CD “Desenrolando a Língua – Origens e histórias da Língua Portuguesa Falada no Brasil”. This CD is the result of more than 4 years of research along with her own experience as a musical instructor and it was launched too in Barcelona, at Santi Jordi Fair of Books and Flowers and at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
Living now in Barcelona, Spain, she has improved her vocal technique with singer Anna Luna and presented, among others, with Brazilian guitarist Danilo Pinheiro and singer from Catalunya Damills