In the month of celebrations of the New Water Tiger Lunar Year, Brazilian Carnival and Brazilian Jazz singer Juliana Areias’s birthday (an Aquarian Tiger herself), Areias invites all to celebrate this “new trip aroud the sun” with three very special musical projects at three unique Perth’s stages: The North Cottesloe Beach, The Ellington Jazz Club and The Perth Concert Hall:
- JULIANA AREIAS – SUNSET SONGS AT NORTH COTTESLOE – EVERY FRIDAY 6-8PM (Beside Barchetta), enjoy Perth’s perfect open air summer nights by the sea featuring Juliana Areias breezy vocals accompagnied by guitarists Joshua de Silva, Shon Boublil and percussionist Rafael Mendeiros de Souza.
- JULIANA AREIAS – JOBIM SONGBOOK CONCERT AT THE ELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB – on SUNDAY 27 FEB 2022 – 6PM – BOOK NOW – Juliana Areias celebrates the music of her favorite composer with her full Bossa Nova Baby band featuring Paul Millard (sax/flute), Joshua de Silva (7 string guitar), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion). The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba, Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco) – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; – as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.
- JULIANA AREIAS AS ONE OF THE SOLOISTS OF THE WEST COAST PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S KOORT BOODJA (HEARTLAND) CONCERT AT THE PERTH CONCERT HALL on SATURDAY 19 FEB 2022 – 7PM – BOOK NOW – A concert celebrating country, its first people and the diverse cultures who call it home. Presented by WACO and led by conductor Samuel Parry, Noongar singer Natasha Eldridge will perform two original songs and much-loved favourite I Am Australian. Iain Grandage’s Left Edge and Lachlan Skipworth’s Hinterland will depict the sheer beauty of our local oceans and landscapes respectively, along with guest oboist Alexandra Allan in Graeme Koehne’s breathtaking Way Out West. The West Coast Philharmonic Chorus will perform an inspiring song recounting the history of Pemulwuy, and Ruth McCall’s captivating arrangement of Waltzing Matilda.
The concert will bring to life Christopher Tin’s Grammy award-winning Calling All Dawns. Featuring a swathe of guest artists, this monumental song cycle in 12 languages depicting life (day), death (night) and rebirth (dawn) is sure to resonate with the rich cultural diversity within our community, including Brazilian singer Juliana Areias singing in Portuguese.
GRANDAGE Left Edge
ELDRIDGE Our Country
ELDRIDGE Koort Boodja
KOEHNE Way Out West
MCCALL Waltzing Matilda
WOODLEY & NEWTON I Am Australian
TIN Calling All Dawns
Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary Brazilian music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct contact with the bossa masters inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.
Juliana Areias has performed on major stages around the world 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. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” won “Best Brazilian Album” at the US Focus Brazil Awards in 2019 and spent five weeks in the US Top 100 Jazz Charts. Juliana has also been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song.
Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.
–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. 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
–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National
–“The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record – USA
–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil
–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium
More information: www.julianaareias.com