October brings two very special concerts at the Ellington Jazz CLub celebrating original music inspirations and Brazilian women composers!

Both concerts are connected in terms of what inspires me and who inspires me to dedicate my life to Brazilian music… If you would like to travel with us in the whole spectrum of this musical journey and get ready for a double dose of  Juliana Areias & The Bossa Nova Baby band. We would love to share it all with you!

* Wed  13 October – Perth Jazz Sociaty presents Juliana Areias: Originals – From Ipanema & Itapua to Takapuna, Scarborough & Cottesloe @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm-BOOK NOW 

What inspires you? Perth Jazz Society invites Juliana Areias to perform her own compositions inspired by the beach sands from Ipanema & Itapua to Takapuna, Scarborough & Cottesloe. One night only Wed 13 Oct 2021.

Areias means beach sands in Portuguese, the language of Brazil, bossa nova and samba. Let’s catch the wave of inspiration with Juliana Areias, presenting the songs of her acclaimed Bossa Nova Baby album and a hint of the new compositions she is cooking up for her next album in 2022.

* Sat 16 October – Juliana Areias – Feminina Concert – a tribute to Brazilian women composers @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – BOOK NOW

The Feminina Concert will celebrate what means to be a woman – the pleasures and challenges – according to the creative perspective of an amazing selection of Brazilian women songwriters: Joyce, Rosa Passos, Rita Lee, Marina, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Adriana Calcanhoto, Ana Carolina, Luedji Luna, Fatima Guedes, Zelia Duncan, Maria Luiza Jobim, Vanessa Moreno, Vanessa da Mata, Teresa Cristina, Alcione, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ivone Lara, Dolores Duran and Ale Kali. All of them are inspirations for Juliana Areias.

This concert will happen in the week of the 174th birthday of the virtuoso, prolific and daring pianist Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazil’s first woman conductor and successful composer who had her first musical hit in 1877 – a song called “Atraente” (attractive) in a polca-choro style. Also from Chiquinha Gonzaga comes the very first Carnival March Samba called “O, Abre Alas” (Please give way) released for the Carnival of 1899 and sung every Carnival parade in Brazil ever since. Chiquinha certainly pathed the way for every other Brazilian woman composer, including Rita Lee, Brazil’s queen of Rock, who recorded many songs with Joao Gilberto – the father of Bossa Nova. Rita and Joao, both pivotal musical influences for Juliana Areias as an artist.

Book now www.julianaareias.com