JULIANA AREIAS – ” The Bossa Nova Baby “
After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan , Europe and Brazil, Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” is the winner of the Best Braziian Album released in the USA – Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.
Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of music award winner Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-Australia-based Brazilian singer-songwriter brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm.
Her first original album, Bossa Nova Baby was featured on ABC Radio National on Australia Day 2016 as “The Changing Face of Australian Music”. The album was produced after a successful worldwide crowd-funding campaign and with the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia and corporate sponsors. It won The Best Brazilian Album released in the U.S. – Focus Brazil Awards in Florida 2019. It was also the finalist of multiple nominations for The Western Australian Music Awards including WAM Song of the year – World Music Category 2015 and WAMi Best World Music Act 2015/2016. It has also been receiving regular air play in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA , Brazil and Latin America.
The Bossa Nova Baby show features the original songs of Areias’s album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.
Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.
Juliana Areias has also previously recorded for the poet, composer and Brazilian diplomat Marcio Catunda, 6 of his albums produced respectively in Switzerland (Anima Lirica -1997), Bulgaria (Crescente – 2000), Brazil ( Mistica Beleza – 2003/ Itinerario Sentimental – 2008) , Spain (Agua de Flores – 2009) and Portugal (O Jardineiro da Vida – 2010).
Always working in the music circuit, Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe (Switzerland) and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia.
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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.
Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, 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
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