Perth Jazz Society invites Juliana Areias to present a full concert of original songs from her acclaimed “Bossa Nova Baby” album – fresh from the USA Top 100 Jazz Charts of 2020 – as well as to provide a hint of the new compositions she is cooking up for her next album in 2022. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby”, this year Juliana Areias will reach the milestone of 25 years living and performing outside Brazil. Juliana Areias’s original compositions explore her artistic journey – from her birth country of Brazil, where she grew up and was personally introduced to the masters of Bossa Nova, until today living in Perth, where she settled in 2007. During 2021, unable to tour nationally and internationally due to covid restrictions, she has performed a series of emblematic concerts at The Ellington Jazz Club, North Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, Perth Festival, and as a soloist with The Perth Symphony Orchestra at the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards. All these experiences have inspired her new songs.
Juliana Areias is extremely proud and enthusiastic about the quality of the WA arts scene and is always honoured to share the stage with the groovy cats of her “Bossa Nova Baby Band”, featuring a blazing line-up of sensational musicians, and showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string hybrid guitars, Bronton Ainsworth – drums, and Brazilian percussionist Rafael Medeiro de Souza.
Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.
Now it is your turn to be entranced by the authentic musical stylings of the Bossa Nova Baby herself, Juliana Areias.
– “The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries”.– The Australian – Tony Hillier
– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.
– “The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music” – Daily Record, USA – Bill Nutt
More information at: www.julianaareias.com
*Photo by Gus Potenza