Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Ella & The Bossa Beat

April 19, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Ella & The Bossa Beat

April 19, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. Learn more about the Judson's Live experience.


Father-daughter duo Ella and Magrus Borges have captured the attention of jazz and pop fans worldwide with their modern bossa nova stylings combined and soulful Brazilian jazz influence. In 2020, Ella & The Bossa Beat released their first album named My Remedy, and in 2022, their second album In the Moment hit #8 on the national Top 30 Latin charts, and #15 on the national Top 50 jazz album charts. The pair has received recognition from esteemed jazz publications like JAZZIZ and local magazines such as Orlando Weekly as well.

Magrus Borges is a drummer, percussionist, composer and producer from the Amazon. He has played and recorded with many international artists such as: Shakira, Grace Jones, Astrud Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto (Grammy-nominated for her album Agora), Tania Maria, Larry Coryell, Caetano Veloso, Luis Melodia, and Johnny Alf (one of the fathers of Bossa Nova), among many others. He has recorded six original albums, produced for various artists and is a member of the Recording Academy.

Called “the new rising star of the Jazz generation,” Ella Borges was born in Miami and raised in Brazil. She sings in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French, in addition to playing piano and guitar, writing, composing and producing. At age 23, she presents a unique style with her soulful voice, her scatting described as “classic American jazz meets Brazil”. In 2020, she was awarded The Focus Brazil Award for Best Female Singer in Orlando. She is a graduate of Stetson University with a degree in International Business and Music, a member of the Recording Academy and studies under the mentorship of NYC jazz pianist Garry Dial.

Ella & The Bossa Beat has released numerous singles and collaborated with other international artists such as Toco under the Italian label Schema Records. They have played legendary jazz venues, festivals and private events, and have a residency at Universal Studios in Orlando. In 2024, they started the year with their Brazil Tour in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo playing at the Blue Note. Ella and Magrus are currently working on their third studio album.

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