Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.
From 1984 until 1994, Maucha performed all over the world with legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and that’s how she ended up in New York, where she has been living since 1987.
After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.