Três Valetes e uma Dama is a group based in bossa nova’s motherland of Rio De Janeiro. The quartet consists of Mariana Mello (Drums and Vocals), Pedro Rodriguez (Percussion and Vocals), Diego Moreira (Guitar and Vocals) and Thiago Gama (Cavaco and Mandolin).

Os Três Valetes e uma Dama - Three Jacks and One Queen

Os Três Valetes e uma Dama – Three Jacks and One Queen

As the name suggests (translates to three jacks and a queen in English) the band includes 3 men and one lady. However, the name  may take a double meaning as they appear to be jacks of all trades, performing bossa nova, choro, samba and forró. Naturally, we will focus on bossa nova. Below is a video of them performing the classic chage de saudade.

 http://youtu.be/fCyTFu0zWnc