A highly renowned bassist with a global footprint, Poliana Magalhães is a widely sought-after touring and session musician. Poliana is recognized for her embodiment of groove, funk, and soul. Her style translates well into various genres, including Funk Music, R&B, rock, pop, and Brazilian.
Her ability to mold distinct bass lines in various styles defines her contribution to many genres. On stage, she evokes a vivaciousness driven by her nomadic spirit. Raised as a performer, Poliana began playing bass at the age of 9 and continued into adulthood. Throughout her music career, she has worked as a music director, arranger, and composer. She is both spontaneous and intentional when it comes to arranging music. For her, it’s all about the groove.
As a resident bass player for a TV program in Brazil titled, The Adnight Show, airing on the widely acclaimed television network Rede Globo, she worked not only as a musician but, as an arranger and composer on the show. On set, she performed with artists like Anitta, Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Emicida, Luiza Possi, and many others.
A world traveler across her tours, she has performed with artists and bands such as O Teatro Magico, Berg, Dilana Smith, and Moein. Since moving to Los Angeles, the bass player took a very important step in advancing her career and performed with artists like Naia Izumi, Nona Hendryx, Lari Basilio, and The Persian Star Moein.
She has played at popular festivals like the Cancun Jazz Festival, the Black Women’s Rock Event honoring Betty Davis, and at NAMM on the Yamaha grand stage for Lari Basilio and Seymour Duncan.
At the beginning of 2019, she was slated to perform at numerous large-scale performances including SXSW, Atlanta Jazz Festival (with Naia Izumi), and set for a world tour with Moein.
Sticking to her trailblazing instincts, in 2020 and 2021 Poliana switched gears and focused on visual art and her musical debut. She will be releasing her first single in 2021 featuring a self-portrait and details her motorcycle and world experiences.