Ana Caram was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1958. She comes from a musical family and studied guitar and flute in her younger years. Later, she attended Sao Paulo University and earned a degree in composition and conducting. After her education, she became a protégé of Brazilian Bossa Nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Caram toured Brazil as well as internationally, building a considerable following. At a jazz festival in Finland, she met Paquito D’Rivera who invited her to New York City to perform in his band during the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. A representative of Chesky Records happened to be in the audience and made Caram an offer to record her first album, Rio After Dark, which was released in 1989. Since then, she has made eight albums for Chesky Records, including 1992’s The Other Side of Jobim, which is a tribute to her mentor. She has appeared in numerous publications including Audiophile Sound, Acoustic Guitar, and Audio Plus. Today, she continues to give concerts, primarily in Brazil.