Ivan GuimarÃ£es Lins is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music and jazz for over 30 years. His first hit, â€œMadalena,â€ was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. Beyond his own performance of his compositions, Simone is a notable and respected interpreter. His 1989 hit song "Love Dance" is one of the most re-recorded songs in musical history.
Testifying to Lins's importance as a composer is the frequency with which tribute albums and new covers of his compositions appear. His jazz classics have been recorded by many notable international artists including Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, George Benson, the Manhattan Transfer, Diane Schuur, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Eliane Elias, Patti Austin, Sting, Toots Thielemans, Take 6, Lee Ritenour, David Benoit, Carlos do Carmo, Mark Murphy, Dave Grusin, SÃ©rgio Mendes, Michael BublÃ© and Shirley Horn, among countless others.