Fabiana Masili was born in Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1978. Musically gifted from her earliest years, Masili started playing the organ at the age of eight and began working professionally in bands at 15. Masili studied popular music at the prestigious State University of Campinas, Brazil, earning her bachelor's degree in music while singing and producing at the famed Brazilian recording studio, Fabrica do Som. Masili's singing has earned her prominent awards in Brazil such as "Best Jingle (2000)" and "Best Soundtrack for TV (2001)." Masili also has participated in many CD recordings. She moved to the United States in 2001 to study at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA. Two years later, Masili moved to New York and quickly became a crowd favorite. With regular performances at The Zinc Bar, Cafe Wha?, and S.O.B.'s, Masili has made her mark among the greatest musicians in the city.