Juliana Areias – Flying Guitars

Saturday 08 April 7.00pm –BOOK NOW

The year has started in full swing with Juliana Areias’ Sunset Songs & Jobim Songbook Concerts, as well as her recent performances on International Women’s Day (along with violinist Emily Gelineau Band and jazz singers Jessie Gordon and Simone Craddock) and her superb presentation at The Joondalup Festival this week, as part of the celebrations of Harmony Week in Western Australia.

Now, It’s time to let the music take flight! Award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias presents “Flying Guitars”, featuring the magical sounds of Brazil in the perfect combination of voice, percussion and  two fabulously inventive guitars – together performing iconic songs from the country of bossa nova, samba and carnaval – for the first time at the Ellington Jazz Club.

The concert will embrace timeless bossa classics such as Marcos Valle’s Summer Samba and Jobim’s The Girl from Ipanema–  as well as other breathtaking Brazilian composers such as Djavan, Chico Buarque, Joao Donato, Joao Bosco, Maria Gadu, Joyce, Marisa Montes; and a few original compositions from the Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby album.

For this exceptional concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage on this sensuous musical journey with the grooviest cats in town:  Australian-SriLankan seven-string guitarist Joshua de Silva from WAAPA, together with French-Canadian guitarist Shon Boublil from Berklee, plus Brazilian percussionist  Rafael Medeiros de Souza and Australian drummer Bronton Ainsworth. Their musical chemistry has developed while performing together over two consecutive summers at Juliana Areias’ Sunset Songs Concert Series and at the recent George Street Festival. As very special treat, Juliana Areias is also thrilled to invite, just arrived, young Brazilian star Loro Bardot as a special guest, performing for the first time in Australia. Perhaps Juliana Areias – Flying Guitars concert will make you feel like you are travelling in a flying saucer, or on a flying carpet or floating in the air with seagulls over the beach of your dreams.

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 dubbed 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. 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. Based in Perth since 2007, Juliana’s local  performances include Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall with West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, Kings Park Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival, Western Australian of the Year Ceremony 2021 with The Perth Symphony Orchestra and multiple sold-out concerts at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

“The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record – USA

–“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

–“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