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Brazilian singer based in Perth, with over a year of sold out concerts around Australia, launches album to the World.

Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert celebrates Jobim’s 90 birthday and Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary

Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert

Saturday 20 January 7.00pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club – BOOK NOW

Let’s sway all the way to Copacabana Beach!

The Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias is back for her last show at The Ellington Jazz Club, before she embarks on her US Tour.

Celebrating Jobim’s 90th birthday and Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary, Juliana Areias presents a tribute to her favourite composer and bossa nova master; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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.

On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Ray Walker – guitar, Joe Southwell – bass and Bronton Ainsworth – drums.

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’s career includes recent touring performances at the Sydney Opera House, at the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club in London, at Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam, at the Beco das Garrafas in Rio, Brazil and at the Tanks Jazz Up North Series in Cairns along with Kate Ceberano and The Cat Empire – as well as The Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, America’s Cup (NZ), The Perth International Jazz Festival, WAM Festival, Kings Park Festival and Ritmo Festival at Darling Harbour performing for over 30,000 people.

Her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby”, produced in Perth with the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia, was featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National. It has been receiving regular air play in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA , Brazil and Latin America.

Juliana is also WAM – Western Australia Music Award finalist for Song of the year – World Music Category 2015 and Best World Music Act 2015/2016.


Happy “new trip around the sun”! 2018 here we go!

Happy new trip around the sun! To finish 2017 well and start 2018 even better! A present for RITA LEE – 31st of December is her day and the party is our!
Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee show at Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Artist – Art Studio .
Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby vocal
Marcus Tranjan – Farofa radio show – guitar
Dana Ogle – percussion .
Dress by Totem Australia Melko – Made in Brazil
Bijoux by Daniela Collection
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Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee (Brazil’s Pop Rock Queen)

Sat 9 Dec 2017  at Geoffrey’s Studio ( end of Government Rd Nedlands, Perth) – 7-10pm. Tickets Early Bird $20 / Adult $25 / Family $45  BOOK NOW


Juliana Areias – Vocals
Marcus Tranjan – Guitar
Dana Ogle – Percussion

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate the Brazilian rock queen’s extravagant music and, to enjoy a delightful Saturday night with family and friends on December 9 from 7pm at Geoffrey’s Studio in Nedlands. This evening will showcase some rich swinging arrangements of well-loved Rita Lee hits – an irresistible mixture of Rock’ n Roll, Blues, Pop, Shuffle, Swing with Latin Rhythms such as Bolero, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Rita Lee has inspired countless musicians, including Juliana, through her expressive and interpretive music, come hear all your favourite Rita Lee and the Mutantes band tunes down at the studio for a sensational and soul filling night of music!

Get to know Rita Lee – Brazil’s iconic tropical pop-rock singer/songwriter superstar has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has been performing for over 50 years and is turning 70 this year. For decades, she has been singing about the beauty of women’s freedom of expression, sexuality, pleasure, desires and life aspirations – well before Madonna hit the scene. Don’t miss this unique celebration of one of the greatest Brazilian artists played by some of Perth’s most passionate musicians!

* Delicious Brazilian BBQ & guarana , soft drinks by Churras available for sale from 7pm. Come earlier to drink, eat and socialise. Concert starts 8pm.

Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee

When?      Dec 9 from 7 to 10 pm

Where?     Geoffrey’s Studio – at the end of Government Rd – Nedlands

How much?     $20 each for group of 10 people / $25  adult / $45 Family ( two adults with kids up to 15 years old)  – BOOK NOW

Facebook Event

SAT 9 Dec 2017 – 7-10pm


Geoffrey’s Studio
End of Government Rd, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Contact Details

Juliana Areias 0405279160 –

Marcus Tranjan – 0421417439 –

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Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby declares her love for Rita Lee, the Queen of Rock.

Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee (Brazil’s Pop/Rock Queen)- Concert

Celebrating Rita Lee’s 70 birthday (31 Dec 2017) in Perth, Western Australia – the most isolated metropolis of the world

Irresistible, irreverent, witty, daring, fun, radiant, eclectic and romantic idealist – these are just few of the words used to describe the music and personality of Rita Lee, Brazil’s iconic tropical pop-rock singer/songwriter superstar. Rita Lee has sold more than 60 millions albums worldwide, has been performing for over 50 years and is turning 70 on the 31st of December 2017.

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate Rita Lee’s music and discover Juliana’s own “psychedelic” side! Rita Lee was the daughter of American and Italian immigrants, and her music is the “most complete translation” of the cosmopolitan spectrum of Sao Paulo City – a mixture of Rock’ n Roll, Blues, Pop, Shuffle, Swing with Latin Rhythms such as Bolero, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Rita Lee, Queen of Rock, was Juliana’s very first musical influence.

The show will feature Juliana Areias (vocals), Marcus Tranjan (guitar) and Dana Ogle (percussion) performing songs from Rita Lee’s endless list of greatest hits, such as the infectuous Lança Perfume (Perfume Spray – Prince Charles’s declared favourite tune), Ovelha Negra (Black Sheep), Doce Vampiro (Sweet Vampire), Mania de Você (Mania of you), Mutante (Changeable), Nem Luxo, nem Lixo (Neither Luxury nor Rubbish), Esse tal de Rock in Roll (This certain Rock in Roll), Ando Meio Desligado (I have been a bit absent minded)… as well as her Beatles arrangements and collaborations with other iconic Brazilian composers and singers such as Cazuza – Perto do Fogo (Near the fire), Zelia Duncan and Maria Rita – Pagu (a witch who died in the inquisition), Ed Motta – Fora da Lei (Outlaw) , Paulo Coelho – Arrombou a Festa (Broke into the Party), Elis Regina – Alo Alo Marciano (Hello Mars Alien) and Joao Gilberto – Jou Jou Balangadã and Brasil com S (Jou Jou Bijoux / Brazil with S).

Rita Lee has been passionately singing about the beauty of women’s freedom of expression, sexuality, pleasure, desires and life aspirations for decades – well before Madonna hit the scene. From the time when Rita’s teenage band “Mutantes” participated in the Tropicalia revolutionary musical movement (1966); to her arrest by the Brazilian Military Dictatorship when she was pregnant of her first son (1976); to her life and musical marriage with Roberto de Carvalho, (who she still calls her boyfriend after over 40 years together), here we have a 70 year old super-artist and woman “full of life and grace and keen to make a lot of people happy with her music” – as her song “Saude” (Health) well-says.

Let’s celebrate Rita Lee’s extravagant music and enjoy ourselves on Saturday the 9th of December from 7pm at Geoffrey’s Studio (end of Government Rd – Nedlands).


Juliana Areias at the WAM Fest 2017

Celebrating the best of Western Australian Music, Juliana Areias will be performing at the WAMFEST 2017 on Saturday 4th Nov, 7-8pm at Laneway Lounge. Free Event.  (414A Murray St, Perth).

Juliana Areias by Linda Dunjey - Music Magazine com au WAMFest Laneway Lounge Latin Jazz Band hire
At the WAMFest 2017 photo by Linda Dunjey for the Magazine.

Turn it up! Turn it on!

Turn it up! Turn it on! Juliana Areias live interview at FarofaWA Radio Show tonight 8/8

Perth 7-8pm // Sydney 9-10pm //Brasil 8-9h.

Talking about this weekend shows with guitarist Mike Bevan coming from Adelaide to Perth after his Japan Tour to perform together  at Cine Vivo ( Sat 12th) and at The Ellington Jazz Club ( Sun 13th).

Tuesday 8/8 interview in Portuguese at Farofa WA Radio Show – 7-8pm Perth time. Listen online. Farofa WA YouYube Channel to listen later.

Friday  11/8 – interview in English  with Valentine at 6EBA World Radio – 9-10am Perth time.  Listen online.

SAT 12 AUGUST 2017 at CINE VIVOPerth Latin American Film Festival.

Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) – Double Tribute to Choro & Chico Buarque + Award Multiple winner Brazilian Movie Aquarius.

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST – 6pm  at The Ellington Jazz Club –  Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan  ( Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) –  Bossa & Beyond – $10 – $15 Book now


Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby invites Mike Bevan – one of the best Australian guitarists, based in Adelaide –  for this unique musical collaboration at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Together with bassist Adam Springuetti, they will present an enchanting repertoire of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossas and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre, the precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike in a seven string guitar.

It will also be a great opportunity to enjoy groovy improvisations and interesting originals such as “Estrela Acalanto” ( Star Lullaby) and “Garoto de Copacabana” ( The boy from Copacabana) co-composed by Juliana and Mike during one of Juliana’s trips to Adelaide.

About Juliana Areias

Perth based, Brazil born singer and song-writer Juliana Areias’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London and Auckland Festival. Her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth, has featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National and has been receiving multiple music award nominations, great reviews and continuous radio airplay in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America.

While a teenager, Juliana was introduced to the founders of Bossa Nova by prize-winning music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also dubbed her the ‘Bossa Nova Baby.’ This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.

For audio, videos, photos and more information visit and her facebook page

About Mike Bevan

Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US.

Mike tours the country regularly and has played WOMADelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival, the Famous Spiegeltent, the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.

He has produced two CDs with ‘Caliente’, ‘Bebé’ and ‘Menage à Guitar”; two with vocalist Charmaine Jones, ‘A Small Hotel ‘ and ‘Still’; a solo album, ‘Homage’, and ‘Never too Far Away’, a recent collaboration with his brother Andy Bevan.

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A show tribute to Graham Wood

A red rose on the piano. A special night at the Ellington Jazz Club. Bossa Nova Baby Show Tribute to Graham Wood’s life, talent and legacy. Thank you everyone for being part of it last night. With love from all of us.

This week on Wednesday 19th July,  Perth lost Graham Wood, great pianist, academic, co-owner of The Ellington Jazz Club and founder of The Perth International jazz Festival. My condolences to the family, Alex, the kids… May Graham be with his beautiful mother Stella and his father… May Graham always be with us through his music and all that he has created to make a difference.

Of course the show Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby at the Ellington this Friday 21st, could not be a regular one, but also a tribute to Graham’s amazing legacy…

Without Graham, the Bossa Nova Baby album would not sound the same. Without Graham, there would be no Ellington Jazz Club, no Perth International Jazz Festival… It was even Graham who introduced me and recommended the talented young pianist Shai Martin who  performed and shared the Ellington stage with us this Friday… Without Graham all the pianists and jazz students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) would not be the same… Jazz would not be the same, Perth and Australia would not be the same…

You never know how you feel about death until it strikes…

RIP, Graham… Eternal life to your music, creations and legacy… With love from all of us…

Juliana Areias & Graham Wood. Photo take by Glen Moralee

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Live in Perth – Friday 21st July

A bit of what is going to happen this Friday 21/7 – 7pm in Perth. Juliana Areias Live at the Ellington Jazz Club. Book Now


Songs of the Latin Skies

After a beautiful concert last week. Guitarist Karin Schaupp and Katie Noonan, my favourite Australian singer. #bossanovababycd#songsofthelatinskies #katienoonan #karinschaupp #julianaareias #thequarry#perth #australia #brazil #jobim #brasil


Ladies, Happy our day! / Parabens Mulherada!

Happy Women’s Day ! Feliz Dia das Mulheres!

Smooth and strong as a woman. Happy our day! A song about our feminine soul…

Delicada e forte como uma mulher. Feliz nosso dia! Uma canção sobre a alma feminina…

#womensday#diadamulher #femininesoul #almafeminina #bossanovababycd #julianaareias



Bossa Nova Baby show at the Ellington Jazz Club

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Show

Saturday 25 February 7.00pm at the Ellington Jazz Club – Book Now 


Calling all bossa nova and samba aficionados. Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is back after her inspiring tour to Brazil.

The Bossa Nova Baby show has been embraced by audiences across the whole of Australia, Europe and Brazil, showcasing contemporary arrangements of well loved bossa and samba standards – such as “Mas que Nada” and Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema”  – as well as Juliana Areias’s original songs from her multi-award nominee album “Bossa Nova Baby”  which has been featured on radio nationally and in Europe, Japan, the United States, New Zealand and Latin America.

Juliana will share her passion and the stage with top musicians Paul Millard (sax / flute), Ben Matthew (piano), Joe Southwell (bass), Vince Pavitt (drums) and surprise guests.

Get ready for a sensuous night of fun, rhythms and beautiful music not to be missed, all to celebrate the Carnival spirit of the week!

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