SATURDAY 22 December – 6-8pm – Juliana Areias – The Bossa Way – End of the Year Show @ The Ellington Jazz Club
In a Christmas mood, time to relax for a sec and indulge yourself in a sensuous bossa nova way. Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias’ last public concert of the year in Perth prior she heads to Adelaide for a New Year’s Eve Celebration.
An intimate performance full of sway and delicious subtleties sharing the stage with finest Australian Guitarist Mark Shanahan and Brazilian Multi instrumentalist Leandro Cezarino ( guitar, cavaquinho and percussion).
In the concert repertoire, classic and contemporary bossa, samba, baiao and maracatus by master composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, Joao Bosco, Guinga ,Djavan, Joyce, Lenine and Maria Gadu – as well as a breathtaking selection of French, Italian , Spanish and Jazz tunes including the swing standards “Autumn Leaves” (Les feuilles mortes) and “I wish your love” (Que reste-t-il de nos amours ); plus surprising jazzy makeover of Pop tunes such as The Beatles’ “Stand by me”, Police’s “ Every breath you take” and Kate’s Perry’s “Firework” – all performed with an irresistible bossa nova accent.
Known as The Bossa Nova Baby – a nickname given by Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro (author of Bossa Nova’s history book Chega de Saudade) – Juliana’s love for this seductive music evolved into a desire to become a professional singer after meeting and learning directly from some of its creators.
Juliana Areias’ career includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are trademarks of her work.
More information at : www.ellingtonjazz.com.au