Brazilian singer Ed Motta performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival back in 2004. At that time, although he had long been a star in Brazil, he was scarcely known in Europe. Today, he is winning over more and more hearts with his melodious voice and infectious energy. Motta is a passionate record collector with, it is said, over 30,000 albums. With a collection of that size, it is no wonder that his own music is eclectic. Briefly put: a mix van MPB (música popular brasileira), jazz, pop, soul and funk. For his latest album AOR, Motta was inspired by the adult-oriented rock of American bands like The Beach Boys and Steely Dan who are famed for their technical perfection. Motta gave himself extra studio time for AOR. And he collaborated with top-notch musicians like Chico Pinheiro and David T. Walker. At the festival, Motta is giving a dinner concert in the North Sea Jazz Club.