Lisa Ono / ???? [Ja] (b. 1962, in S?o Paulo, Brazil), is a popular Japanese-Brazilian bossa nova singer. At the age of ten she moved to Tokyo, with her family - then on, her time equally split between Japan & Rio de Janeiro. Despite her short time living in Brazil, she became an 'mbp ambassador', to Japan - influenced by her father, who owned a club whilst in Brazil & was Baden Powell de Aquino (better known as Baden Powell)'s agent.
After moving to Japan, Lisa's dad opened a new venue called Saci-Perer?, a Brazilian restaurant where she started performing mainly bossa nova and samba. Besides singing, Lisa Ono plays the guitar and is a songwriter. Her first album, Catupiry, was released in 1989. She has not stopped recording since then, releasing one disc a year, mostly in Portuguese. She soon became famous in Japan after appearing in several TV commercials.
In 1991 her album Nanã won the "Grand Prix Gold Disk Award for Jazz" in Japan. Her third album Menina was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, and won the same Grand Prix award. In 2003 she released the album Dans Mon Île (French for "In my island"), themed around a voyage to France and based on famous French songs.
Lisa announced the birth of her second child, a boy, on October 7, 2008.
Lisa has performed with Tom Jobim and with João Donato in Brazil, in addition to other performances around the world. Appearances in Japan include concerts at the Blue Note Tokyo with Paulo and Daniel Jobim, Toninho Horta, and Emílio Santiago.
In addition to making guest appearances on other recordings, Lisa has also created music for television commercials in Japan.
As of November 2007, she has released 22 albums.