• SBS Portuguese – Sydney – Phone Interview with Juliana Areias talking from Perth, directly to SBS Radio Studio in Sydney, about Perth’s perfoming arts full activities happening thanks to zero community cases of covid in Perth while NSW and Victoria fight Delta Covid new wave of the pandemic. Sunday 12 Sep 2021, Sydney, Australia.

Juliana Areias at SBS Radio Studio in Sydney new interview Sep 2021 NSW and Victoria delta covid pandemic versus Perth zero community cases

– Articles about 2021 Inaugural Jazz By The Beach Festival Line-Up featuring the Festival highlights  Juliana Areias, Catherine Summer, Ali Bodycoat, Russell Holmes, Lucky Oceans, Howie Morgan, Steven Hensby, Perth Jazz Society, Freddie Grigson, Holly Scott, roving band Junkadelic and more.

JAZZ BY THE BEACH Jazzing up Scarborough

Perth’s newest jazz festival Jazz By The Beach is set to take over eight of Scarborough’s favourite venues for a two-day festival on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15. In its debut year, the line up sports a selection of world-class musicians including Ali Bodycoat, Catherine Summers, Russell Holmes, Lucky Oceans, Juliana Areias, Howie Morgan, Steven Hensby, Freddie Grigson, Holli Scott, roving band Junkadelic and more.

Ticketed and free events fill the program with something for every jazz lover. Enjoy Gin and Jazz Legends at The Scarborough Beach Bar. Or indulge in brunch and coffees as jazz-funk trio’s take-overs at Livid Skate or Oceanview Jazz Lunch at Zoie. There is also the chance to catch bigger bands like Roaring 20s Beans Burma Boys Jazz High Tea at The Rendezvous Jazz High Tea or indulge in an Evening of Elegance with Catherine Summers for a six-piece swinging band concert at The Scarborough Beach Surf Club that’s being transformed into The Diamond Lounge for the festival.

English born, Perth-based performer Catherine Summers is behind the event, and hopes it will bring new life to the local entertainment scene following a series of COVID-related show cancellations this year including the South West’s winter Jazz By The Bay festival.

“It is my hope that I hope that this beachfront event will attract all kinds of people from all surrounding suburbs and further afield to enjoy the New Orleans buzz with jazz spilling onto the streets,” she said. “After realising the excitement of each of the participating venues to host an event such as this, the project has become bigger and bigger turning a one day and four venue event into two days, eight venues and we now have 18 acts over the two days, it’s fantastic!”

Catherine Summers herself has become a performer of choice in the Perth Jazz music scene over the last few years selling out gigs throughout WA, interstate and overseas. “I’m thrilled and honoured to perform alongside the fantastic talent we have in this first year and it’s great to have such iconic beachfront ocean-view venues involved, such as The Sandbar, The Scarborough Beach Bar, Zoie, The Surf Life Saving Club and more all giving people both a world-class jazz music experience and a world-class ocean beachfront view.”

As Perth continues to live in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jazz By The Beach is planning a Festival which is prepared to accommodate the changing nature of venue restrictions to ensure that the show goes on.

Jazz By The Beach hits multiple venues in Scarborough on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15. To buy tickets or to view the full program head to

More Articles published about Jazz By The Beach Festival LineUP feacturing Juliana Areias. Perth, Australia, between July- August 2021.

– LIVE INTERVIEW – ROOTS TV –  HOLA WA PODCAST by Cema Santos – My Mind MasterKaleidoscope Project. – Perth, Australia , Monday 12 July 2021

Season 1, Episode 5 of the @hola_wa_podcast brings the Diva Brazilian singer @julianaareiasbraziliansinger, a person whom I admire and respect.
Juliana has lived in many countries and always brought along her beautiful voice and soul as part of her career journey. She is a singer, songwriter, a Latina migrant, a Brazilian Jazz Diva!
Last June Juliana represented the voice of contemporary immigrants in Western Australia during her performance with the @perthsymphony at the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards Ceremony. What an achievement!
If you would like to listen and watch Julina, the Bossa Nova Baby has a concert coming up this Saturday 17 July at The Ellington Jazz Club. You can find more about the Watercolour of Brazil concert at #podcast #singer #brazilian #talent #career #voice #jazz #bossanova #carreira #freedom #jazzaustralia

– LIVE INTERVIEW – Adriano Trindade in Berlin interview Juliana Areias in Australia – Berlin, Germany, Saturday 19 June 2021 – Watch via Instagram

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SBS PORTUGUESE – Article and Podcast – Juliana Areias: “It was a privilege to sing with The Perth Shymphony Orchestra” – Sydney, Australia 18 Jun 2021

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Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, based in Perth, known as “The Bossa Nova Baby” was invited to perform at The Western Australian of The Year Awards ceremony in Perth, Western Australia.

The “Western Australian of The Year Awards” was held on the first weekend of June, during the Western Australia Day holiday.

The award was presended by the state premier, Mark McGowan, with the participation of the state’s summit of arts, culture, business, science and sport.

Juliana Areias said it was a great privileg to be invited to sing with The Perth Symphony Orchestra at this event.

Beside Juliana Areias, also performed Lois Olney, a first nations singer of the Yalbari-Yamatji nation, from Pilbara, and Australian-British singer Steve Hersby, representing the first wave of immigrants to Australia.

Juliana Areias represented the new waves of Australian immigration.

SBS Portuguese Juliana Areias Perth Symphony Orchestra article podcast extra page


A cantora e compositora brasileira Juliana Areias, conhecida como a ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, de Perth, foi convidada a se apresentar na cerimônia de entrega dos prêmios do Australiano do Ano do estado da Austrália Ocidental/WA, em Perth.

A premiação do ‘Western Australia of The Year Awards’ foi no primeiro final de semana de junho, durante o feriado do Western Australia Day

O prêmio foi apresentada pelo governador do estado, Mark McGowan, com a participação da cúpula da arte, cultura, negócios, ciência e esporte do estado.

Juliana Areias disse ter sido um grande privilégio ser convidada a cantar com a Orquestra Sinfônica de Perth nesse evento.

Além da brasileira Juliana Areias, estiveram se apresentando também Lois Olney, aborígene da nação Yalbari-Yamatji, de Pilbara, e o cantor australiano-britânico Steve Hersby, representando a primeira onda de imigrantes à Austrália.
Juliana Areias representou as novas ondas de imigração australiana.

Consulate of Brazil in Sydney article “Juliana Areias – the voice of Brazil  in Australia” – Sydney, Australia 18 Jun 2021.

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The Consulate of Brazil in Sydney congratulates Brazilian singer Juliana Areias for the excellence of her artistic work and the dissemination of Brazilian music in Australia and around the world. Juliana Areias was recognized by several awards received throughout her career, and made memorable presentations throught the world. In 2019, Juliana has been awarded in Miami for the best Brazilian album released in the U.S.
Born in Sao Paulo, Juliana Areias arrived in Australia in 2007, after having lived in New Zealand and Switzerland. Nicknamed “The Bossa Nova Baby” by journalist Ruy Castro, author of the book “Chega de Saudade – the history and storie of Bossa Nova”,  Juliana can be heard on all Australian and North American jazz radio stations. Juliana Areias has performed in Sydney on several occasions, such as the traditional “Ritmo – Brazilian Day” and at “The Sydney Opera House” in 2015. Her most recent performance was at The Western Australian of the Year Awards” with The Perth Symphony Orchestra.
O Consulado-geral em Sydney congratula a cantora brasileira Juliana Areias pela excelência do seu trabalho artístico e de divulgação da música brasileira na Austrália e no mundo. Juliana Areias foi reconhecida por várias premiações recebidas ao longo de sua carreira, e realizou memoráveis apresentações ao longo do mundo. Em 2019, Juliana foi premiada em Miami pelo melhor álbum brasileiro lançado nos EUA.
Nascida na capital paulista, Juliana Areias chegou na Australia em 2007, após ter morado na Nova Zelândia e na Suíça. Apelidada de “Bossa Nova Baby” pelo jornalista Ruy Castro, autor do livro “Chega de Saudade – a história e as estórias da Bossa Nova”, Juliana pode ser ouvida em todas as rádios de jazz australianas e norte-americanas.
Juliana Areias apresentou-se em Sydney em diversas ocasiões, como no tradicional “Ritmo – Brazilian Day”, e na “Opera House”, em 2015. Sua mais recente apresentação foi no “Western Australia of the Year Awards” com a orquestra sinfônica de Perth.

WAM Member News – WAM Member Spotilights – Juliana Areias and Steve Hensby Article by published by WAM Western Australian Music –  Delilah Walsh – membership Officer – Perth, Australia 15 Jun 2021.

WAM NEWS Member Spotlights Juliana Areias and Steve Hensby - WAOTY PSO Western Australian of the year 15 Jun 2021 Western Australian Music

Roots TV – Hola WA Podcast presented by Cema Santos about inpiring Western Australian immigrants stories – Perth, Western Australia – 8 June 2021.

Mosaico TV Show featuring interview with Juliana Areias during her presentition with The Perth Symphony Orchestra at the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards – Mosaico TV Show Edition #19 produced and presented by “Focus Brazil” in Miami, Florida, USA – 6 June 2021.

Radio Love FM –  ジュリアナ アレイアス Juliana Areias exclusive Live Radio interview in English and Japanese at Terminal 2 Show by presenters Fujita Jun and Claudia Morikowa Staykova – 6 May 2021 – midday Japan Time –  Fukuoka, Japan.

Art Love Radio Japan Juliana Areias ジュリアナ アレイアス 

Wikepedia Japan bossa Nova Baby Juliana Areias ジュリアナ アレイアス 

– Melbourne Main FM 94.9 -Jazz Life Show by  Hen Turnbull featuring Juliana Areias – Mon 19 April 2021, 7pm. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Melbourne Jazz Life MainFM 94.9 - Hen Turnbull Mon 7pm 17 April 2021 Juliana Areias

– Brazilian Times Magazine – article by journalist Geroge Roberts  – 9 April 2021 – New York, NY, USA

Article New York Times Brazilian Times Magazine George Roberts Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby April 2021

George Roberts Talks – LIVE interview with Juliana Areias  – (Instagram @georgerobertstalksoficial– . Watch online )– 6 April 2021 – 7pm New York-NY, USA.

– The Western Suburbs Weekly –  Affairs of the Art by Tanya MacNaughton – Singing in Harmony Juliana Areias – 18 March 2021 , Perth, Australia.

– The Post – review  article “Beach nights jazzed” up by David Cohen – about Juliana Areias – Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe. – 9 January 2021, Perth, Australia.

– The Western Suburbs Weekly –  Affairs of the Art by Tanya MacNaughton – Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby at North Cottesloe. “Music and passion are always the fashion”. – 31 Dec 2020, Perth, Australia.

Live Interview – Radio Fremantle 107.9 FM – Roots and Branches presented by Cliff Collinson – 9 Dec – 9pm, Perth, Australia.

– The Post Article “Brazilian Sounds revive Dead Zone by David Cohen, Saturday 28 November 2020, Perth, Australia.

– Cairns FM 89.1 – Sons do Brasil Show featuring Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby album – Friday 27 November 2020,  7-8 pm (QLD time), Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

LA – Los Angeles Radio show featuring Juliana Areias –  Bossa Nova Baby album at  KXLU-Los Angeles – The Brazilian Hour – over 40 years on air presented by Sergio Mielniczenko – Sunday 22 November 2020,  9-10am (LA time). – LA, USA.

Sunday, Nov. 22 – Brazilian Hour on Los Angeles 9 – 10 AM

This is a very special show, we feature a set devoted to the recordings and compositions of Grammy winner Milton Nascimento, guitarist, and composer and one of the most beautiful voices in Brazilian music. Also on the program guitarist Rogério Caetano, pianist and singer Tania Maria, all the way from Australia, Brazilian singer Juliana Areias, world-renown guitarist

Romero Lubambo, guitarist Torcuato Mariano with special guest Djavan and pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano and many more!

KCR 102.5FM Kalamunda Community Radio –  Jazz Cafe Show by presenter Rob Anderson featuring Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Album 12.25-3pm – Friday 16 Nov 2020 – Perth, Western Australia.

– LAMF – Los Angeles Music Festival now playing Juliana Areias – 14 November 2020  – LA, USA.

Orla TV – Momento Digital Jazz presented by Cultural Producer Cassio Laranja. Live Interview and Performance with Juliana Areias & Joshua de Silva – Friday 4 September 2020 – Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

– Jornal da Orla – Momento Digital Jazz, page 2, 28 August 2020 – Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

PDF version  – Jornal da Orla Cassio LaranjaTom Jobim Juliana Areias 28 Aug 2020 jornal-1251

– Western Suburbs Weekly – Beach Hits Right Note by Tanya MacNaughton – 13 Aug 2020 – Perth, Australia.

– Fremantle Gazette, Stirling Times, Cockburn Gazette – Community News, 1 August 2020, Perth, Australia

The Post Newspapert – Juliana Celebrates Hope – 9 August 2020, Perth, Australia.

–  Scoop Magazine Perth’s coolest jazz bars, including the newest addition to the underground bar scene – update 30 July 2020 – 17 April 2019 . Top of the list The Ellington Jazz Club featurign Juliana Areias Concert. Australia.

Whether you are looking for a place to spend date night or somewhere to grab a drink and escape the colder weather, there are many clubs and bars across Perth where you can experience quality jazz music. Grab yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in a night of jazz with some of the cosiest jazz bars across Perth.

(Photo: Juliana Areias at the Ellington Jazz Club).

The Ellington Jazz Club

The Ellington Jazz Club is an ode to authentic and intimate New York City jazz clubs. Featuring an array of talented local jazz musicians, this sophisticated venue offers warm hospitality and early sets – perfect for a post-work jazz session. Reserve a table or grab a seat at the bar and prepare to stay the night at this popular venue. Make sure to ask the bartender for their famous espresso martini and treat yourself to their casual tapas menu during the show. To check out all of The Ellington Jazz Club’s upcoming events, click here.

191 Beaufort Street, Perth Western Australia 6000

LA – Los Angeles Radio show featuring Missao from Juliana Areias –  Bossa Nova Baby album at KPFK-Los Angeles Global Village Fridays 11am-1pm (LA time) and – KXLU-Los Angeles – The Brazilian Hour Satudays 9-10am (LA time) – over 40 years on air presented by Sergio Mielniczenko – Fri 24 July & Sat 25 July 2020.

Live Debate – Focus Brasil TV Show– Batata Quente #27 – Brazilian Music in the Global Market – “A MPB e o Mercado Mundial” presented by Journalist Carlos Borges – Miami USA – 15 July 2020 8pm USA/Brazil time – 8am Australia/Japan Time.

Musical debate featuring Miami radio presenter and producer Gene de Souza,  Los Angeles Radio presenter and producer Sergo Mielniczenko, Brazilian Journalist from Bahia Osmar “marrom” Martins and singers Juliana Areias (Perth-Australia), Kenia (Pittisburgh-USA) and Sueli Gushi (Tokyo-Japan).

– Live Interview – Sydney Choro Club – Connect Choro Live by Douglas Aguiar – 6 July 2020

Live Interview – What’s Up Miami – Entre Amigos Live by Carmem Pimpinati – 13 May 2020

– Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour in Australia promoted by SBS Portuguese Radio show in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, March 2020.

– Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour in Australia promoted by North Side FM 99.3 – Now The time – Frank Presley – Jazz & Beyong Magazine – Sydney 10 March.

– Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour in Australia promoted by ABC Jazz – Melbourne – Malcolm Stanley. – 10 March 2020

– Live Radio Interview Juliana Areias & Marvio Ciribelli – All That Samba Tour at PBS 106.7FM Melbourne.Fiesta Jazz Radio Show presented by Saul Zavarsi – Sat 7 March 11.45am

– Live Radio Interview and performance at 5AA Jeremy Cordeaux  – Mon 2 March 2020 – 5pm – Adelaide, Australia

– Live Radio Interview at 93.7FM Threed Radio – Sunday 1 March 2020 5pm – Adelaide, Australia

– Live Radio Interview and performance at  Fresh FM – Sat 29 Feb 2020 – 5pm – Adelaide, Australia

– Live Radio Interview and performance at Radio Adelaide – Out of This World – Sokz Show – Juliana Areias & Marvio Ciribelli – Copacabana & All That Samba Concert at Adelaide Fringe Festival. – Sat 29 Feb 2020 3.30pm Adelaide, Australia

– RTP TV Portugal – Radio e Televisao de Portugal – TV Show Hora dos Portugueses – ep. 8 – 23 Fev 2020 – Temporada 6. 7:12-7:37. About Portuguese and Australian Women Association Gala featuring Juliana Areias – 23 Feb 2020 Portugal.

Adelaide Review Magazine: Copacabana and All That Samba Tour – Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020 featuring Juliana Areias and Marvio Ciribelli – February 2020 – Adelaide, Australia

– Newpaper Jornal O Dia – 4 February 2020 – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Marvio Ciribelli inclui cidade-sorriso em meio à programação internacional

Renomado pianista niteroiense agenda show especial no dia 20 de junho na Sala Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Por Irma Lasmar

Niterói – De volta do Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza, em Havana, Cuba, o pianista niteroiense Marvio Ciribelli retoma sua programação no eixo Rio-Niterói neste domingo, tocando bossa nova e jazz no point carioca Beco das Garrafas acompanhando a cantora coreana Yumi Park às 20h. Em 3 de março voa novamente para o exterior, desta vez para a Austrália, onde se apresentará no Adelaide Fringe Festival ao lado da cantora Juliana Areias, em cujos shows Marvio fará participações especiais em Perth, Melbourne, Sydney e Brisbane. Em abril, o pianista e maestro se apresenta no Jazz Village em Penedo no feriado da Sexta-feira Santa e nos dias 8 e 9 de maio faz mais duas apresentações internacionais, desta vez na Suécia acompanhando a cantora Louise Belchior e o guitarrista Hans Balstedt.
Mas em 20 de junho o artista niteroiense brinda enfim seus conterrâneos com um grande show na Sala Nelson Pereira dos Santos, em São Domingos. Já estão confirmadas as presenças da cantora Sheila Sá e dos dançarinos Adrianne Chilelli, Amanda Rosas e Big Leo. A ocasião será também para o lançamento de seu mais novo disco.
“Será um enorme prazer me apresentar naquela casa de shows recém-inaugurada, belíssima e com total estrutura, que é mais um presente pra cultura e para o população de Niterói. Não há melhor lugar para lançar meus novos trabalhos do que meu berço”, afirma o artista.

Marvio Ciribelli estudou piano erudito no Conservatório Fluminense de Música e piano popular no Instituto Abel. Teve aulas de composição com Armando Quezada e aprimorou sua formação com os pianistas e compositores Luiz Eça (do Tamba Trio) e Antonio Adolfo (Trio 3D e a Brazuca), além de Ian Guest, educador musical húngaro radicado no Brasil, com quem aprendeu harmonia e arranjos. Através dessa mistura de estilos e usando da própria criatividade, Marvio desenvolveu seu jeito próprio e inconfundível de lidar com música. O primeiro grupo profissional de Marvio Ciribelli, formado em 1985, chamava-se Arte Final e contava com a participação de Sérgio Nacif (baixo), Giovanni Bizzotto (violão e voz), Renato Franco (sax e flauta) e Rocyr Abbud (bateria).

Tocando profissionalmente desde 1987, Marvio gravou dez discos pelo selo Mantra, sendo três deles ao vivo no Festival de Jazz de Montreux, na Suíça. O artista tem participado de vários festivais de jazz no Brasil e no exterior e produziu vários artistas independentes de qualidade. O CD “Nazareth na Confraria” teve a participação especial do cantor americano Freddy Cole interpretando a bossa nova “Stay”, parceria de Marvio com Marcos Valle, que também toca no disco. Paralelamente, o niteroiense se apresentou com Altay Veloso, Chico Batera, Bibi Ferreira, Alex Malheiros, Vanessa Rangel, José Tobias, Nilze Carvalho e outros renomados artistas.

No exterior, teve composições suas lançadas em discos: na Alemanha, nos CDs “Groove Brasil 500 Years”” e Dancing in Rio”; no Japão, no CD “Akitoshi Aoyama Project”; na Inglaterra, no CD “The Return of The Ipanemas”. Professor de piano brasileiro e improvisação, o maestro ministrou um workshop em Los Angeles para profissionais e estudantes de todo o mundo, convidado pela Internacional Association of Jazz Educators.

– TV Channels  7 News / Perth Now / ABC News / 9 News – live broadcast at Dani and Duda Tribute featuring Marcio Mendes & Juliana Areias Charity Performance at Scarborough Sunset Markets – Little Brazil in support of the fundraising for the 4 children Orphanated in fatal car accident that kill their parents Eduardo Hernandes Pereira Rodrigues and Danielle Bilesk de Mello Pimentel. – 16 January Perth, Australia.

Fremantle Gazette – Inaugural event to celebrate Portugues women – 8 Jan 2020 – Gala night featuring Juliana Areias duo. – Fremantle, Australia.

Inaugural event to celebrate Portuguese women

Back: Cleide Teixeira, Catarina Rodrigues, Sami Veloso, Belinda Cipriano and Portuguese Australian Women’s Association of WA president Manuela Marques. Front: Cindy Jorge and Isabel Faustino. The Portuguese Australian Women’s Association of WA will hold its inaugural gala event next month.

WOMEN of all backgrounds are encouraged to join a new networking group run by the Portuguese Australian Women’s Association of WA.

The group, which formed in September, joins sister organisations in Victoria and NSW.

Aiming to promote the health and wellbeing of Portuguese women, the Perth group will hold its inaugural gala event on February 1 at the South Fremantle Football Club.

PAWA president Manuela Marques said she was excited to put together the association’s first event in Fremantle, given Portugal’s affiliation with the port city.

“The Portuguese have a long, rich history here in Fremantle so it was the perfect location for our first event,” she said.

The night will include a three-course meal, glass of sparkling provided by Benny’s Fremantle and entertainment from singer Chantal Basilio and bossanova Juliana Areias.

“There’ll be door prizes and raffles with part proceeds from the night going to Zonta House,” Ms Marques said.

She said the event would also collect items needed to help with Australia’s bushfire crisis and donated to Foodbank WA.

Tickets are $85 for non-members and $75 for members at

Ms Marques said the event would be one of many held by the association throughout the year and hoped to see more women sign up as members.

“We held an afternoon tea on January 5 and were lucky enough to have Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts attend and join as a member,” she said.

“It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating our culture.”

To join PAWA, visit its Facebook page.

WA musicians band together for bushfire aid

Freo View note about Juliana Areias Concert at Fremantle Arts Centre by Roel Loopers – 29 Dec 2019, Perth, Australia.

– Time Out – OutNAbout Arts highlight – Juliana Areias Sunday Music – Fremantle Arts Centre – The Post, page 52 – 21 Dec 2019, Perth, Australia.

Fremantle Gazette / Eastern Reporter – What’s On – Feature Article – Free Juliana Areias Concert – Fremantle Arts Centre – Eastern Reporter – Community News Group – 19 Dec 2019, Perth, Australia.

– Article One Night Stands in the Garden of Unearthly Delights – InDaily – Adelaide’s Independent news – 24 Nov 2019

One night stands in The Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Fringe is a month-long artsy love fest but some acts flit in for just one show, so it’s best to book now for these amazing one-night-stands at The Garden.

The line up for Adelaide’s enduring Fringe venue launched today and it’s jam-packed with something for everyone over the 32 days of the festival’s 60th anniversary.

This season, The Garden will host around 112 shows across 17 venues from 13 February to 15 March with everything from comedy and circus to music and magic.

While many artists set up shop for the duration of Mad March, 20 of The Garden’s shows this coming year are limited to one night, meaning tickets are as scarce as water north of Goyder’s Line and punters better hustle to the box office to secure a seat.

One Night Only:

  • Bakers Daughter aka Alyce Platt
  • Ceberano + Co.
  • COPACABANA & ALL THAT SAMBA – Juliana Areias and Marvio Ciribelli Band
  • Country Halls Tour – A Night with Fanny Lumsden
  • Diana Rouvas
  • Effie in Love Me Tinder …

– Article “Music finalists arrive in style” –  The Post Newspaper – page 36 – 9 November 2019, Perth, Australia.

Music finalists arrive in Style – The four finalists in WA’s best world music category all arrived at the Hyatt together in Dalkeith artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman’s pale blue, six-seater, 1964 Lincoln Continental.

Geoffrey’s partner, Brazilian-born Juliana Areias, was one of the finalists for her original album, Bossa Nova Baby.

She was joined by Reunion Island’s Quentin Thony, the lad singer of Soukouss Internationalle, which opened the WA Music Awards ceremony last week.

Their fellow passenger, Iranian-born Tara Tiba, was nominated for her album Omid and Seychelles-born Grace Barbe was nominated for her new album, Fanm:Woman.

“It was a great celebration of the diversity of the music produced in WA and this musical movement we are creating together,” Juliana said.

“We were all thrilled to be nominees as we knew whoever won, we would all be happy as we truly support and appreciate each other’s work.”

Grace Barbe, who has been opening for The Cat Empire nationally, won best world music act for the 10th time, and best vocalist for the first time.

– Live interview for Adelaide Radio 101.5FM – Out of this World Show with presenter Steve “Sox” Sokvsri – 9  Nov – 4pm Adelaide time, Australia.

– The Western Suburbs Weekly Newspaper – Stepping out – Music – Pick of the week Page 26 –  28 October 2019, Perth Australia

Stirling Times Newspaper – Not to be missed – Page 14 / Eastern Report Page 19 / Wanneroo Times – Community News Group – Perth 28 Oct 2019

– The West Australian Newspaper – The West Weekend – 21 September 2019, Perth Australia.

– Article – WAM Awards Nominees and Party Relealed! Friday 20 September 2019, Perth, Australia.

JAZZ WEEK – USA JAZZ CHARTS – Officially on the charts! Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby makes the US Jazz Top 100 at #70 today! Jazz Week Charts! Thank you all USA Radio stations for spinning it! – Monday 16 Sept 2019, United States of America, USA.


Chart Date Position Spins Move Adds Stations
September 16, 2019 70 85 +24 0 16
September 9, 2019 106 61 -3 1 20
September 2, 2019 102 64 +17 4 20
August 26, 2019 138 47 +4 5 19
August 19, 2019 151 43 +16 0 17
August 12, 2019 214 27 +20 11 17
August 5, 2019 283 7 +7 11 11

Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music is back. Oct – Dec line up announced featuring 30 Dec: Juliana Areias (WA/Brazil)  – Media release 13 Sept 2019.

Twin Cities 89.7FM – Latin Studio – Celebrating Brazil – Featuring songs of Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby albuma presented by Karito Viviana and Maru Latorre. With live interviews with Felipe Ortega ,Ana Lucia Pereira + Rafael de Mendeiros Souza and Adam Springuetti (Danilo da Paz’s Brejeiro Australia) mentioning their participation at Juliana Areias – Viva Brazil Concert in the night before. – Saturday 7 Sept 2019, 1-2pm, Perth, Australia.

  • Article by Radio WTJU 91.1FM University of Virginia, Dave Roger, 13 Aug 2019, Virgina, USA
    New Jazz Adds – 8/13/2019 Aug 12th, 2019 | By Dave Rogers
    Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby (Metax): ““‘Bossa Nova Baby’ is a welcome surprise of good Brazilian music, made far away. It’s bossa that plays soccer with jazz – like it has since the 60s – and scoring a goal.” (Antonio Carlos Miguel, O Globo)  Back in her native Brazil, Juliana Areias was given the nickname ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ and compared to Bebel Gilberto, the genre’s golden girl.  Now this Sao Paulo born singer is the toast of the Perth jazz scene and ready to move you (physically and emotionally) with both originals and Brazilian classics such as ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, ‘Mas Que Nada’ and ‘Flor de Liz’. She’s even performed at the Sydney Opera House!  Juliana and her band not only have the sound but the aesthetic to match, with Juliana in colourful Latin-inspired dresses while giving audiences the inside scoop on a few samba moves that will surely get the party started with flair. Whether you’re a fan of Latin music or looking for a little Latin flavouring for your next event, Juliana and her talented band of jazz instrumentalists will have you almost tasting the tropical air of Brazil.” ( In fact, Areias composed or co-wrote all of the songs on this disc. Instrumental backup is provided by Ricki Malet (flugelhorn); Paul Millard (tenor sax, flute), Ray Walker (guitar), Graham Wood (piano), Pete Jeavons (bass), and Chris Tarr (drums) with Doug de Vries (seven string guitar), Marcio Mendes (guitar), Zak Rowntree (violin), and Cathie Travers (accordion). Really nicely done throughout. Click here to listen to samples of the songs on this disc.

  • TV and Radio Interview – What’s up Miami with Juliana Areias, DJ New and Sharon Acioly by presenters Neto Mello and Carmem Pimpinati – Guia Brasil America / Business Time – 13 May 2019, Miami, Florida, USA.

  • TV Globo International – Focus Brasil Award 2019 Florida, USA – Live broadcasting – featuring Award-winning  Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby –  Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA; Ivo Carvalho – Best instrumentalist, Yamandu Costa – Best Touring Show; Life Achievement Award: Movie Star Lazaro Ramos, Prima-Ballerina Ana Botafogo, Opera singer Thiago Arancon, Duo Rose Max & Ramatis. – 11 May 2019 – FLorida, USA.

TV GLobo International – Press Conference – Focus Brasil Award 2019, presented by Fernanda Torres, featuring Movie Star Lazaro Ramos, Prima-Ballerina Ana Botafogo and singer-songwriter Juliana Areias – 10 May 2019 Florida, USA.

– TV Interview – Focus Brasil Award by presenter George Roberts – 10 May 2019, FLorida USA.

  • Focus Brasil Award 2019 – Articles featuring Ivo Carvalho, Juliana Areias, Yamandu Costa and Brazil Fashion Forum – Florida’s magazine and newspaper media coverage. May 2019, Florida, USA.

  • Radio Shiga – Japan – Article by Cleo Oshiro about Juliana Areias the winner of Florida’s Press Award – Best Brazilian Album released in the U.S. –  11 April 2019.
  • – Art Sound FM – WorldVibe Show – Tuesday 9 April 2019 –  (7.30pm Canberra Time/ 5.30pm Perth Time). Live phone interview with Juliana Areias by presenter Frank Madrid.
  • SBS Portuguese,  Sydney Live interview 7 April 2019 with presenter Beatriz Wagner –  12pm (Sydney Time) / Airplay and Mentions on 31 March (interviewing Neguin BBoy)  and on 3rd April by Melbourne Presenter Luciana Fraguas – 10am (Melbourne Time).


  • WAM Radar Article – Your monthly dose of WA music media – Perth, Western Australia,  4 April 2019

    Radar: Your monthly dose of WA music media

    4 Apr


    Each month we’re celebrating WA music wins by bringing you a recap of the biggest and best WA music news, including major signings, releases, touring, awards and more! If you have some exciting news to share, email our Marketing & Communications Officer.

    Beloved indie Perth band Methyl Ethel has been nominated for the Best Independent Artist of the Year in the 2019 AIR Awards (Australian Independent Record Labels Association). This nomination comes after a month after their third studio album Triage, the announcement of a world tour, and a string of solo record store performances by frontman Jake Webb around the country. More info here.

    Homegrown indie-punks Sly Withers has made a name for themselves in WA and everyone is excited to see where they go next with their latest news. The northern suburbs legends have signed to Dew Process/Universal Music Australia (Tired Lion, Tkay Maizda, Last Dinosaurs) and Select Music (DZ Deathrays, Ruby Fields, Skeggs). More info here.

    WA’s indie golden girl, Stella Donnelly released her highly anticipated first full-length album this March. Beware of the Dogs has received multiple shining reviews from media all over the globe, including a 7.6 from Pitchfork. More info here.

    Earlier this year a three-page letter written by the former AC/DC frontman was auctioned off in Los Angeles and bought for $14,000. It has now been revealed that the letter, written to his former girlfriend Valerie just two years before his death, was in fact bought by the McGowan Government. The letter will spend the next two weeks on display at the State Library of WA. More info here.

    After almost 13 years since its release, Eskimo Joe are bringing back their hit album Black Fingernails, Red Wine for a special limited edition release. The well-loved Perth band are celebrating their 21st Anniversary with a series of album reissues. The CD will feature not only the original album but 25 additional songs! More info here.

    After a four-year wait for eager fans, Freo local Kevin Parker is finally back with new music! The brand new Tame Impala single ‘Patience’ has been making waves with it’s 70s disco influence, which the band performed on Saturday Night Live last weekend in New York as well as a yet to be released track ‘Borderline’. More info here.

    Perth live music production team Graffic Jam, who have become well known for their ‘Sound Check’ series, have launched their latest project, ‘In The Loop’. The podcast’s aim is to provide the people with information and reviews of new music coming out of WA, and encourage listeners to discover and love new local bands and artists. More info here.

    Music festival Splendour In The Grass always sees the best that Australian and International music has to offer. This year is no different with WA acts Tame Impala, Pond and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets making the massive lineup. More info here.

    Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias has taken home the title of Best Brazilian Album Launched in the USA in 2018 in The Focus Brazil Awards in Florida for her album Bossa Nova Baby. The album is available on all digital platforms and Sydney locals can see Juliana perform live at Foundry616 Jazz Club this Saturday. More info here.

  • Eastside FM 89.7, Sydney – Live phone interview for Blow presented by Dan Barnett – singer and trombonist, a legend of the Australian Music Industry. – Thursday 4 April 2019, (2pm – Sydney Time / 11am –  Perth Time).
  • Northside FM 99.3 , Sydney – World of Jazz  – Now’s the time – Recorded interview by presenter Frank Presley. Produced by Peter Wockner– 2 April 2019,  Sydney (4pm Sydney Time).
  • What’s on – City of Sydney / Performing Arts Hub  – Articles about Juliana Areias Live in Sydney  on 6 April 2019, Sydney, Australia.
  • –  Gazeta News and Linha Aberta Brazilian Magazine,  4 March 2019  Florida, USA – Over 36.000 votes define the finalists of Focus Brasil Award South Florida including Bossa Nova Baby – Juliana Areias double nomination for Best CD and Best Musical Show.                                                                                                                                  Mais de 36 mil votos definem finalistas do Focus Brasil 2019 no sul da FL.
  • O Board de Premiação do FOCUS BRASIL AWARD SOUTH FLORIDA homologou o resultado do Voto Popular para a edição 2019 do evento em reunião realizada no Broward Center for the Performing Arts, em Fort Lauderdale.Foram registrados 36.656 votos, que definiram os finalistas do evento. Agora, caberá ao Board fazer a escolha dos vencedores.
    A lista será oficialmente anunciada no dia 30 de março no site e por meio das redes sociais do evento, em especial na página oficial do FOCUS Brasil Fort Lauderdale no Facebook.O Board de Premiação para o biênio 2019/2020 é formado por Alessandra Leme, André Cunha Lima, Andrea Vianna, Anete Arslanian, Antonio Martins, Carlos Wesley, Chris Delboni, Fernanda Cirino, Laine Furtado, Lineu Vitale, Maria do Carmo Fulfaro, Maria Inês Dal Borgo e Silvana Mandelli.O evento de premiação do Focus Brasil Award manterá a tradição de encerrar a semana de eventos Focus Brasil em Fort Lauderdale, dia 11 de maio, à partir das 7 da noite no Amaturo Theater.Confira a lista dos finalistas da premiação em 2019DANÇA & FOLCLORE
    Brazilian Beat
    SambaLá Samba School
    Unidos de Miami Samba School
    Brazilian Carnival Entertainement (Gil Santos)
    “Pais Ausentes” – Mass Luciano
    “Vidas”- Ana Paula Cavalcante
    “Autodescoberta”- Edivaldo A. Fontes
    “Nunca Estive Só” – Tatiana Gonçalves
    “A Estrela Cadente” – Andrea SkromovasCANTOR
    Diogo das Virgens
    Felipe Fontenelle
    Glauber Cardoso
    Boca MelodiaCANTORA
    Rose Max
    Débora Brum
    Gabriella Lacombe
    Mari Macedo
    Thais MoreiraGRUPOS MUSICAIS
    Brazilian Voices
    Forró Cravo & Canela
    Banda Mandrax
    Jay Brothers Band
    Diogo das Virgens
    Ramatis Moraes
    Boca Melodia
    Ivo Carvalho
    “Pérolas da MPB” – Diogo das Virgens
    “Bossa Nova Baby” – Juliana Areias
    “Amazonas” – Brazilian Voices
    “Samba da Rose” – Rose Max
    “Back to the 80s” – Johnny & MandraxCD DE MÚSICA BRASILEIRA
    “Bossa Nova Baby”- Juliana Areias
    “Brazilian Blues” – Ana Gazzola
    “Encontros, Orquestra Atlântica”- Antonio Adolfo
    “Live at the Boom Room”- Rafael Pondé
    “Moisés Borges” – Moisés BorgesSHOW BRASILEIRO EM TURNÊ
    Legião Urbana
    Diogo Nogueira
    Barão Vermelho
    Yamandu Costa
    Brazilian Party
    BIS Entertainment
    Brazil Society
    Rhythm Foundation
    M2 ConnectionDJ
    Rodolpho Pessoa Jr.
    Vitor Andrade
    Ella Wild (Gabriela Barone)
    Projeto Pérolas da MPB
    Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
    Brazilian Folks – Minority Help – Pompano Beach
    Brazil Fashion ForumEVENTO COMUNITÁRIO
    Deerfield Festival – Volley and Footvolley
    Brazilian Beat – Boca Raton
    AME – Associação de Mulheres Empreendedoras
    Brazilian Folks Festival
    Festa Junina Margate – St Vincent ChurchINSTITUIÇÃO BRASILEIRA
    AOTP – American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese
    FVFP – Fundação Vamos Falar Português
    Brazilian Voices Foundation
    CCBU – Centro Cultural Brasil USA
    Circuito Inffinito de FestivaisINSTITUIÇÃO NORTE-AMERICANA
    Florida Atlantic University
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    FIU – Kimberly Green Latin American & Caribbean Center
    Miami Beach Senior High School
    Vamos Falar Portugues Foundation
    Projeto Brasileirinhos na Flórida
    AOTP – American Association of Teacher of Portugue
    Dowtown Doral High School
  • WAM Member Spotlight: Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby nominated in Focus Brazil Awards

    7 Feb 2019


    After a brilliant USA Tour, with performances in New York, California, Florida and New Jersey; Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, has been nominated for Best Musical Presentation and Best Brazilian Music CD for the Focus Brazil Foundation Awards, the most important event for Brazilian culture and arts in the USA, taking place in Florida, USA.

    Vote for Juliana here.

    “After the craziness of living four months in the USA with the loves of my life, my partner and kids, to promote our artistic works there; investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be nominated among so many amazing artists… including many of our new incredibly talented friends and also one of my idols – Grammy & Latin Grammy finalist Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Sa Marina” and many other Brazilian iconic songs). Congratulation to all nominees! To be nominated alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the Focus Brasil Foundation team for all the opportunities and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening the doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well… I am eternally grateful to all of you…” – Juliana Areias about her nomination.

    The Focus Brazil Foundation Awards have a mission to celebrate all aspects of Brazilian presence worldwide, covering a range which goes from Arts and Culture to Business, Entrepreneurship and Social Work, Education and Sports. The awards celebrate not only Brazilians, but personalities, institutions and initiatives from all nationalities which promote the positive image of Brazil and Brazilians.

    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.

    As a teenager Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by the iconic 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.

    Before moving to Australia, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe and lectured in New Zealand, but it was her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth that elevated her to the next level. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Filled with original tunes, the CD is an infectious blend of bossa-nova with samba, jazz, pop, funk, choro, ballad, and tango rhythms.

    – “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

    VOTE FOR JULIANA IN HER CATEGORIES ‘Best Musical Presentation’ and ‘Best Brazilian Music CD’ HERE.

    Find our more about Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby here.

  • ABC – Act Belong Commit – WamFest Perth – 3 November 2018


Now in its 25th year, #WAMFest Live presented by Act-Belong-Commit is the country’s biggest celebration of emerging West Australian artists, bands and producers.

Hundreds of WA artists are set to takeover venues and outdoor stages for a series of FREE live music showcases in Perth City on Friday 2 November and Northbridge on Saturday 3 November.

With more than 25,000 predicted to attend, this is your chance to be part of the biggest local music event of the year! Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the future of WA music at WAMFest Live. Line up includes Juliana Areias.

  • Article  and interview with Juliana Areias – 60 years of Bossa Nova and first Japan Tour 2018 at Japanese Jornal Cordel Magazine –  7 Sept 2018 Tokyo, Japan.


  • Articles about Juliana Areias – Japan Tour 2018 / 60 years of Bossa Nova Official celebrations by Focus Brasil Japan and the Brazilian Embassy in Japan – September 2018 Tokyo, Nagoya, Japan

  • IPC DIGITAL – Japan  – articles ” Juliana Areias Launch album and her Debut concert in Japan” / Enjoy Focus Brasil Free Concerts – 3 September 2018, Japan.
  • Live interview and performance at RTR FM 92.1 – Global Rhythm Pot show by Jane Hebiton Tassell featuring Juliana Areias, Josh de Silva and Lee Coumbe (Capoeira Cordao de ouro) – Brazil v Australia Fundraiser gig  – Saturday 25 August 2018 – 12.30pm, Perth, Australia.
  • Article at Radio Shiga in Japan by Cleo Oshiro –  ジュリアナ・アリアスは、ボサノバの60周年を迎えて日本に来て、アルバム「ボッサ・ノヴァ・ベイビー」をリリースします。- 12 Aug 2018, Japan.  ( Google Translation – Japanese / English/Portuguese “Juliana Areias comes to Japan to celebrate the 6oth Anniversary of Bossa Nova and to launch the album “Bossa Nova Baby” / “Juliana Areias vem ao Japão para os 60 anos da Bossa Nova e lançar o álbum Bossa Nova Baby “).
  • Featured artist at Jazz Cafe FM Online 105.90 Mhz – in excellent company Charlie Byrd, Stacey Kent and Stan Getz by Carlos Fernandez Pacín – Buenos Aires, Argentina  – 9 Aug 2018  8-10am / 11 Aug 2018 12-3pm .
  • Note at The West Australian newspaper, Weekend Arts, ArteFacts – Singer-Songwriter Juliana Areias – Samba to bossa nova tribute –  Perth, Australia, 28 July 2018.
  • Article at the Post newspaper, Time Out , “Us acclaim for Nedlands couple” by Sarah McNeill – Perth , Australia 28 July 2018
  • Interview and life performance at ABC Radio, Focus show with Nadia Mitsopoulos. Producer Joanna Trilling – Friday 27 July 2018 10.45am – Perth,  Australia.
  • Article at Broadway World – Cabaret – Juliana Areias Jazzes Up The Green Room 42 With BOSSA NOVA BABY – NYC, USA, 27 June 2018


Juliana Areias Jazzes Up The Green Room 42 with BOSSA NOVA BABY

Juliana Areias Jazzes Up The Green Room 42 with BOSSA NOVA BABY

Australian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias wraps up her first U.S. Tour on Friday, June 29, with a salute to 60 years of the bossa nova at The Green Room 42, an upscale cabaret club serving New York City’s theater district. Drawing on traditional Brazilian bossa nova rhythms, Ms. Areias performs a distinctive style of Latin Jazz which has made her a hit down under. She will be joined by a Brazilian jazz ensemble which includes Oriente Lopez on piano, Jorge Continentino on flute and sax, Itaiguara Brandão on bass, and Samuel Martinelle on drums. Her show highlights a blend of original songs from her internationally acclaimed “Bossa Nova Baby” CD plus a selection of exclusive arrangements of bossa classics and samba hits.

Born and raised in Brazil, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe before moving to Australia. It was her all original CD “Bossa Nova Baby” that catapulted her to fame less than two years ago. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Her Bossa Nova Baby Show is filled with original tunes as well as classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Mas Que Nada,” blending jazz, pop, funk, ballad, and tango, all drawing on infectious samba rhythms.

Ms. Areias has performed at many major venues around the world including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and Beco des Garrafas, the legendary jazz club in Rio de Janeiro. Her first U.S. tour which began in Florida and ends in New York City marks the launch of her “Bossa Nova Baby” CD in America. In mid-June, she performed at New Jersey’s popular Bickford Theatre to an enthusiastic audience of bossa nova fans.

“I’m looking forward to appearing at New York City’s Green Room 42 with such a talented group of musicians,” said Juliana Areias. “Bossa Nova is my essence as a person, my original impulse as a singer and my life-soul-heart’s pulsation and it is an honor to share it with audiences around the world. Touring the United States has been a thrill and it has touched my heart to see my fans have as much fun as I do at each show.”

Joining Ms. Areias for the finale of her U.S. tour will be a talented ensemble of jazz musicians. Multiple Grammy-winning pianist Oriente Lopez came to New York from his native Cuba in 1993 and has collaborated with many artists including Paul Simon, Regina Carter, and Paquito D’Rivera. Jorge Continentino was born in Rio de Janeiro where he studied flute and saxophone. Since moving to New York 15 years ago, he has become best known for his collaborative Latin music group Forro in the Dark. The Brazilian bassist Itaiguara Brandao is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has become one of the most sought-after Latin and World Music artists, touring and recording with musicians such as Romero Lubambo, Robin Eubanks, and Paquito D’Rivera. And drummer Samuel Martinelli has worked with many top jazz musicians including Claudio Roditi, Alcione, Hendrik Meurkens, Nilson Matta, and Marcus McLaurine.

Juliana Areias, Bossa Nova Baby will appear at The Green Room 42 inside Yotel, NYC on Friday, June 29, at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are from $20 to $50 and there is no food or beverage minimum. With an extensive menu and bar, the entertainment venue has been embraced by theater fans and regularly brings in top talent. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue and 42nd Street on the 4th Floor inside YOTEL. Call 646-449-7792 for more information or go to to reserve tickets.

  • Article at Jazz News – Australian Performer Juliana Areias to Appear at NYC’s The Green Room 42 June 29thNestor Miniskby, NYC, USA. June 2018.
  • Mention on All About Jazz Directory – NYC, USA, 26 June 2018.

“Born and raised in Brazil, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe before moving to Australia. It was her all original CD “Bossa Nova Baby” that catapulted her to fame less than two years ago. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Her Bossa Nova Baby Show is filled with original tunes as well as classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Mas Que Nada,” blending jazz, pop, funk, ballad, and tango, all drawing on infectious samba rhythms.

Ms. Areias has performed at many major venues around the world including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and Beco des Garrafas, the legendary jazz club in Rio de Janeiro. Her first U.S. tour which began in Florida and ends in New York City marks the launch of her “Bossa Nova Baby” CD in America. In mid-June, she performed at New Jersey’s popular Bickford Theatre to an enthusiastic audience of bossa nova fans.

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Blame it on the bossa nova tonight with Brazilian rhythms at the Bickford in Morristown

Bill Nutt | Correspondent |
Juliana Areias and her band will perform songs from her debut CD, “Bossa Nova Baby,” at the Bickford Theatre on June 15.  The Brazil-born singer-songwriter will also play original arrangements of bossa nova classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema.”
Juliana Areias and her band will perform songs from her debut CD, “Bossa Nova Baby,” at the Bickford Theatre on June 15.  The Brazil-born singer-songwriter will also play original arrangements of bossa nova classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema.”
Angelyne Wolfe
As a teen in Sao Paolo in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when most of her peers were enjoying the hits of the day, Juliana Areias was drawn to the bossa nova – a style that was already about 30 years old. Areias knew – but didn’t care – that her contemporaries listened to a different type of music. “It was unusual for someone my age to listen to the bossa nova,” she said.

Thanks to her guitarist father, Areias was exposed to bossa nova, samba, and other vintage Brazilian rhythms. She also met leading musicians, such as Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Boscoli, as well as music journalist Ruy Castro.

Castro was so impressed that a teen would enjoy a musical style that was 30 years old that he gave young Juliana a nickname: “Bossa Nova Baby.”

Now a singer-songwriter, Areias used that sobriquet as the title of her debut CD, released in 2015.  As part of her current tour, Areias and her band will make their New Jersey debut at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Friday, June 15.

Though the 12 songs on “Bossa Nova Baby” form the core of her set list, Areias sees her concert as a mini-history of the bossa nova and an indication of its future.

“We’re celebrating 60 years of this music,” said Areias.  She noted that the first bossa nova hit in Brazil was “Chega de Saudade” (“No More Blues”), released in 1958.

She credited three Brazilians for creating the bossa nova style: guitarist Joao Gilberto, modernist poet Vinicius De Moraes, and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

“You had post-World War II jazz mixing with the samba, and that created the bossa nova,” Areias said.  “Jobim would also say there was a classical influence, too.”

Compared to some other Brazilian styles, bossa nova is thus relatively recent.  Areias said that several of the original composers – including her friend Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, and Joao Donato – are still active.

The upbeat rhythms and optimistic lyrics of bossa nova found an audience in the U.S. in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Songs such as Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema” became staples for jazz artists and adult pop vocalists.

But Areias stressed that her approach to bossa nova is not restricted to the past.  “Bossa nova is still evolving and mixing with other styles of music,” she said.  “We want to show how bossa nova sounds now, in 2018.”

Areias’ own songs reflect such influence as funk and pop.  She also draws on the tango, the samba, and the choro (a Brazilian style that even pre-dates the samba).

In concert, Areias and her band play new arrangements of bossa nova standards, besides her own songs.  Her version of “The Girl from Ipanema” was strongly influenced by the late guitarist Raphael Rabello, who added a flamenco beat to the song.

Areias also performs versions of “Rio” and “O Barquinho” (“Little Boat”), co-written by Menescal.  “We play classics, and some that aren’t as well known,” she said.

The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.  When she was 21, she left her native Brazil and moved to Switzerland.  For a time, she lived in New Zealand before settling in Perth, Australia, where she lives.

Though Down Under may not seem like a hotbed for Brazilian music, Areias said she feels at home living and working in Perth.

She pointed out that the city has a thriving cultural life as the home to the University of Western Australia.  At the same time, Perth is hours away from other large cities by plane.

“The isolation gives the freedom of creation,” Areias said.  “Instead of just absorbing influences from the whole world, we develop our own roots, mixtures, and experiments to present to the world.”

Areias said she hopes her music allows audiences to understand those mixtures and experiments.  “Our music is engaging and happy,” she said.  “I want to take people on a journey with us.”



WHAT: A native of Brazil who has lived in Europe and Australia, singer-songwriter Areias specializes in such rhythms as the bossa nova and the samba.  She and her band perform, in addition to her own material, original arrangements of such Brazilian composers as Antonio Carlos Jobim.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, June 15

WHERE: Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

TICKETS: $18 for Museum members in advance, $20 for nonmembers.

INFORMATION: 973-971-3706 or


Juliana Areias will perform Friday, June 15, at the Bickford Museum at the Morris Museum.

Born in Sao Paulo, Areias writes and sings original songs utilizing the Brazilian rhythms of the bossa nova and the samba.

Besides songs from her CD, “Bossa Nova Baby,” Areias and her band perform original arrangements of Brazilian favorites such as “Mas Que Nada” and “The Girl from Ipanema.”

Top 20 NJ Arts Events of the Week: Dave Matthews Band, Jon Stewart, ‘Sinatra Idol,’ more

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The Dave Matthews Band (from left, Rashawn Ross, Carter Beauford, Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Tim Reynolds and Jeff Coffin) will perform in Camden, June 15-16, and Holmdel, July 18. Keyboardist Buddy Strong is not pictured.

A guide to notable arts events taking place around the state through June 19.


Having just released a new album, Come Tomorrow, The Dave Matthews Band will perform at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, June 15-16 at 8 p.m. (They’ll also return to New Jersey later in the summer, for a show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, July 18 at 8 p.m.) With violinist Boyd Tinsley no longer in the group, some of the songs will undoubtedly sound very different: The lineup now includes Matthews on vocals and guitar, Stefan Lessard on bass, Carter Beauford on drums, Tim Reynolds on guitar, Rashawn Ross on trumpet, Jeff Coffin on saxophone and Buddy Strong on keyboards.

• Bruce Springsteen will appear as a “special guest” at a June 18 concert by Portugal. The Man and the Tangiers Blues Band at Asbury Lanes, which recently reopened under new management and after having undergone an extensive renovation. He will presumably play only or primarily with the Tangiers Blues Band, whose harmonica player, Danny Clinch, is also a well known rock photographer who has done many shoots for Springsteen. Free tickets were distributed to lottery winners; there was no general on-sale.

Philadelphia alternative-rock station Radio 104.5 will present an “11th Birthday Celebration” for itself, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Portugal. The Man, Walk the Moon, CHVRCHES, MisterWives, The Neighbourhood, Saint Slumber, Joywave, The Aces, slenderbodies and L.I.F.T.


• Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will perform at BergenPAC in Englewood, June 18 at 7:30 p.m., and the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The veteran singer-songwriter (and omnipresent collaborator) has released six albums with the Noisemakers since 2000. The last, 2016’s Rehab Reunion, featured him on vocals and dulcimer, along with John “J.T.” Thomas on organ, J.V. Collier on bass, Sonny Emory on drums and percussion, Gibb Droll on guitar, and Ross Holmes on fiddle and mandolin. (For a chance to win two tickets to the BergenPAC show, send an email to by midnight June 14 with the word “Hornsby” in the subject line.)

• Harry Connick Jr., recently seen in “The Sting” at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, will return to New Jersey for “New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” shows at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Millburn, June 18-19 at 8 p.m.

• Richie Furay — co-founder of the pioneering country-rock band Poco as well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as a member of Buffalo Springfield — and his band will play the 1971 Poco concert album DeLIVErin’ in its entirety as part of their shows at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, June 13 at 7:30 p.m., and The Record Collector in Bordentown, June 14 at 8 p.m.


For the second year in a row, the Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences‘ performance space in Loveladies will host a music series. It begins June 14 at 8 p.m., with singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky plus opening act John Magill. The band The Weeklings will follow, with Beatles covers and Beatles-inspired originals, on June 21. And James Maddock, with opening act Matt O’Ree & Eryn Shewell, will close out the series on June 28.

E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and the Beatles-inspired band The Weeklings will present an all-request Max Weinberg’s Jukebox show — audience members choose the material from a long list of Beatles and Springsteen songs, and other rock and pop classics — at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, June 16, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

I’ll be one of the judges at the 12th annual “Sinatra Idol” contest at Sinatra Park in Hoboken, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Other judges will include singer Christina Fontanelli, Hoboken mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Hoboken Historical Museum director Bob Foster, writer and editor Jack Silbert and restaurateur Joyce Flinn. Contestants vying for the title of Best Sinatra-style Singer will include James Beckham, John Busalschi, Peter Cannella, Paul Capello, Joe Cracco, Gabriel Díaz,
Frank Gamrus, Dylan Kaplan, Dan Lauzon, Barry Oliver Lawton, David Martinez, Jerry Padula, Humphrey Uddoh and Stanley Volk. In the event of rain, the contest will move to the DeBaun Auditorium.



• Juliana Areias, a Perth, Australia-based singer-songwriter who draws from traditional bossa nova rhythms, will perform original songs as well as bossa nova and samba classics at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum in Morris Township, June 15 at 8 p.m. She will be backed by a quintet featuring guitarist Wesley Amorim, saxophonist and flutist Jorge Continentino, bassist Itaiguara Brandão, pianist Oriente Lopez and drummer Samuel Martinelle. (For a chance to win two tickets, send an email to by midnight June 13 with the word “Areias” in the subject line.)


This year’s Princeton Festival will include a production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterly” at the McCarter Theatre Center, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. and June 24 and July 1 at 3 p.m. Richard Tang Yuk will conduct, and the cast will include Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly), Matthew White as Pinkerton, Janara Kellerman as Suzuki and Paul La Rosa as Sharpless.


A new theater company, Thinkery & Verse, will present a four-actor version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Assembly Hall at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in New Brunswick, June 14-17, 20-23 and 28-30 and July 5-7 at 8 p.m. According to its web site, Thinkery & Verse “seeks to perform classically inspired, politically aware plays that challenge us to be empowered, globally-oriented citizens with a keen awareness of the high stakes of modern life. While our primary mission is to create new plays, one of our key creative methods is to perform our plays in repertory with classic works, thereby challenging our writers and actors to achieve new heights of creativity and aesthetics.”



• The sardonic Dennis Miller — whose rather unique career includes associations with everything from “Saturday Night Live” to “Monday Night Football” and “The O’Reilly Factor” — has strong political opinions. But he says he won’t emphasize that when he performs at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, June 16 at 8 p.m. (The show was postponed from Jan. 20.) “Politics has become so fractious that most of the show will be non-political,” he told The Bergen Record/ (For a chance to win two tickets, send an email to by midnight June 14 with the word “Miller” in the subject line.)

As he has done for the last several years, Earthquake will headline a Father’s Day Comedy Show at Prudential Hall at NJPAC in Newark. The show takes place June 17 at 7 p.m., and also features Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly and DeRay Davis.


Jersey New Moves! — taking place at the Victoria Theater at NJPAC, June 15 at 8 p.m. — will feature works by five up-and-coming New Jersey choreographers, mentored by established choreographers: Joe Monteleone and Nijawwon Matthews (both mentored by Nai-Ni Chen of Nai-Ni Chen Dance), Barkha Patel and Daniel Padierna (both mentored by Randy James of 10 Hairy Legs) and Stephanie Nerbak (mentored by Carolyn Dorfman of Carolyn Dorfman Dance).



The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park will screen the classic 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” — June 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a question-and-answer session with Cary Elwes (who plays the heroic Westley) following.

In conjunction with the Newark Museum‘s current exhibition “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains, film historian Max Alvarez and Tricia Bloom, the museum’s curator of American art, will give a presentation and discussion on “The Magic of Mountains on Film,” June 16 at 2 p.m.


The Wellmont Theater will host The Strange Xchange, the latest in its series of pop-up flea markets co-curated by The Aquarian Weekly and Weird NJ, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature vendors, music, food trucks, astrologers, psychics, face painters, clowns, side show performers, and a special appearance by the mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin. NOTE: My brother Mike’s company Brainiac Records will be selling vinyl records, and I’ll be hanging out at his table from noon to 2:30 p.m., so come by and say hello!

Art All Night Trenton, a free event taking place from 3 p.m. June 16 to 3 p.m. June 17 at Roebling Wire Works, will feature an abundance of art displays, music, food, films, children’s activities and more.

Jon Stewart Red Bank


Longtime Monmouth County resident Jon Stewart will participate in an interview and question-and-answer session at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, June 17 at 8 p.m. The former “Daily Show” host lives in Red Bank and owns a farm in Middletown. The venue is currently undergoing a $26 million expansion, and proceeds will benefit its capital campaign project. WQXR (105.9 FM, New York) news anchor Kerry Nolan will serve as moderator.

Beardfest, a festival featuring music, art, health- and arts-oriented workshops, camping and more, will take place at the Paradise Lakes Campground in Hammonton, June 14-16. Musical attractions will include Medeski, Martin & MonoNeon, Marco Benevento, Moon Hooch, Ghost Note, Nate Wood, Splintered Sunlight and Swift Technique.

PDF File NY Jersey Arts Top 20 events Juliana Areias Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, and Harry Connick Jr 13 Jun 2018

  • Article at NJ Arts Maven – 9 Jun 2018, USA
  • Article at NJ Stage  – 25 May 2018, USA
    Juliana Areias To Salute 60 Years Of Bossa Nova At The Bickford Theatre

    Juliana Areias To Salute 60 Years Of Bossa Nova At The Bickford Theatre(MORRISTOWN, NJ) — Australian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias will salute 60 years of Bossa Nova at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Friday, June 15, at 8:00pm. Drawing on traditional Brazilian bossa nova rhythms, Ms. Areias has created her own style of Latin Jazz which has made her a hit down under. She will be joined by a jazz quintet led by guitarist Wesley lima de Amorim with Jorge Continento on flute and sax, Itaiguara Brandão on bass, Oriente Lopez on piano, and Samuel Martinelle on drums. The concert will be a blend of original songs from her internationally acclaimed “Bossa Nova Baby” CD plus a selection of exclusive arrangements of bossa classics and samba hits such as “The Girl from Ipanema.”

    Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe before moving to Australia. It was her first all original CD “Bossa Nova Baby” that catapulted her to fame. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Her Bossa Nova Baby Concert is filled with original tunes as well as bossa classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema,” blending jazz, pop, funk, ballad, and tango, all drawing on infectious samba rhythms.

    Juliana has performed at many major venues around the world including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and the legendary jazz club in Rio de Janeiro, Beco des Garrafas. The Bickford Theatre concert is part of her first U.S. tour which just began in Florida and marks the launch of her “Bossa Nova Baby” CD in America.

    “I am excited to appear at the Bickford Theatre with such a talented group of musicians,” said Juliana Areias. “Bossa Nova is my essence as a person, my original impulse as a singer and my life-soul-heart’s pulsation and it is an honor to share it with audiences in the United States. I hope the people of Morristown have as much fun at my show as I do.”

    Juliana Areias, Bossa Nova Baby will appear at the Bickford Theatre on Friday, June 15, at 8:00pm. Tickets are $18 for Morris Museum members and $20 for non-members and may be purchased online, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. Morris Museum members pay $25 both in advance and at the door. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

    Photo courtesy of Angelyne Wolfe.

    • Article at Brodway World Magazine  – May 2018 – USA
    • BroadwayWorldJuliana Areias Takes the Stage at The Bickford Theatre

      Juliana Areias Takes the Stage at The Bickford Theatre

      Australian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias will salute 60 years of Bossa Nova at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Friday, June 15, at 8:00 PM. Drawing on traditional Brazilian bossa nova rhythms, Ms. Areias has created her own style of Latin Jazz which has made her a hit down under. She will be joined by a jazz quintet led by guitarist Wesley lima de Amorim with Jorge Continento on flute and sax, Itaiguara Brandão on bass, Oriente Lopez on piano, and Samuel Martinelle on drums. The concert will be a blend of original songs from her internationally acclaimed “Bossa Nova Baby” CD plus a selection of exclusive arrangements of bossa classics and samba hits such as “The Girl from Ipanema.”

      Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe before moving to Australia. It was her first all original CD “Bossa Nova Baby” that catapulted her to fame. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Her Bossa Nova Baby Concert is filled with original tunes as well as bossa classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema,” blending jazz, pop, funk, ballad, and tango, all drawing on infectious samba rhythms.

      Juliana has performed at many major venues around the world including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and the legendary jazz club in Rio de Janeiro, Beco des Garrafas. The Bickford Theatre concert is part of her first U.S. tour which just began in Florida and marks the launch of her “Bossa Nova Baby” CD in America.

      “I am excited to appear at the Bickford Theatre with such a talented group of musicians,” said Juliana Areias. “Bossa Nova is my essence as a person, my original impulse as a singer and my life-soul-heart’s pulsation and it is an honor to share it with audiences in the United States. I hope the people of Morristown have as much fun at my show as I do.”

      Juliana Areias, Bossa Nova Baby will appear at the Bickford Theatre on Friday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for Morris Museum members and $20 for non-members and may be purchased online at, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. Morris Museum members pay $25 both in advance and at the door. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      Photo courtesy of Angelyne Wolfe.

    • NYC’s Original City Guide – Juliana Areias at Club Bonafide , May 2018, NY, USA

City Guide NY

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby

Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award finalist, 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 is a multiple finalist 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.

06/16/18 | 8:00 PM

Club Bonafide

212 E 52nd St, Fl 3rd Map


$20 and up

TV Globo International – Planeta Brasil by Fernanda Pontes – Focus Brasil – Press Award Miami, Florida, USA -19 May 2018 – 7pm – 1.30′.20”

Acontece Magazine – Press Award – 60 years of Bossa Nova show. – Miami, Florida, USA, 14 May 2018.

– Radio Interview for WDNA Radio 88.9FM – Serious Jazz,  – Cafe Brasil Radio Show by Gene de Souza – Miami, Florida, USA –  12 May 2018 – 7-8pm

  • MAG – Miami Art Guide – 1 May 2018

    Broward Center for the Performing Arts : Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary and Press Awards 2018

    Sat May 12, 2018

    The ceremony of Press Awards 2018 will celebrate Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary. The golden era of the Brazilian music repertoire will feature international Brazilian stars Márcia Bittencourt (Germany), Fernanda Noronha (Atlanta), Juliana Areias (Australia), Debora Watts (New York), Lilian Viana (Miami), Joanna Nova York (New York), Keissy Costa (Japan), Corina Brito (Atlanta), Debora Brum (Porto Rico) e Kenia (Pittsburgh), and Bossa Classics Band with Musical Director Ivo Carvalho. This event combines the awards and musical presentations.

    Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

    Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    201 SW Fifth Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

  • Mention at  Eventium – JazzWA’s Jazz Against Parkinson’s – Pete Jeavons bassist, producer and arranger of Bossa Nova Baby album – Dec 2017.
  • Radio Interview and performance at SBS Portuguese by Luciana Fraguas -Melbourne – Juliana Areias and Marcus talking about ” Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee show” – Wed 6 Dec 2017 .
  • Live Radio interview and performance at RTR FM – Global Rhythm 92.1FM  by Catpaz. Juliana Areias and Marcus talking about ” Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee show” – Sat 2 Dec 2017 – midday.
  • The Music Magazine photo by Linda Dunjey – Juliana Areias performance at the WAMFest – Laneway Lounge Stage – Sat 4 Nov 2017
  • WAM Fest 2017 article at  100 % Rock Magazine 
  • Special Radio Program  in Peru dedicated to Juliana Areias – celebrating Brazilian independance Day in Peru –  Bossa Nova Peru Radio – Program Delirio da Lua by Liz Zamudio. – Wed 6 Sept 2017 – 10pm.
  • Radio interview  6EBA World Radio 95.3FM – Breakfast with Val – Friday 11 Aug 2017, 9am, Perth, Australia.
  • Radio interview 6EBA World Radio 95.3FM – Farofa WA – Tuesday 8 Aug 2017, 7pm, Perth, Australia.


Ladies of Latin Jazz to seduce Crawley this weekend

The Ladies of Latin Jazz invite you to an evening of passion and elegance, celebrating timeless Latin Jazz Classics in the romantic gardens of St George’s College in Crawley.

The concert features a stunning collaboration between authentic Latin Jazz chanteuses – Brenda Lee and Juliana Areias, accompanied by the cream of Western Australia’s jazz instrumentalists; legendary guitarist Ray Walker, saxophonist/flautist Paul Millard and drummer Chris Tarr.

Together they will perform Latin Jazz favourites such as “The Girl from Ipanema“, “Besame Mucho“, “La Vie en Rose” and “Autumn Leaves” as you sway your body and heart to the enchanting and sultry rhythms of Samba, Bossa Nova, Bolero, Swing and Montuno.

No compasso O novo modelo da Bossa Nova Juliana Areias Carol Saboya Aug 2016

1 IMG_7076 Tanks Arts Centre Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Jazz Up North Series– ABC Far North Queensland  95.5FM- Radio interview with Juliana Areias by Fiona Sewell – 3 June 2016 -4.30pm.

– Cairns Post – Just don’t blame it on the bossa nova  by Kerstin Kehren – 2 June 2016

Cairns Post Juliana Areias 1 June 2016 Just don't blame it on bossa nova -Kenstin Kehren

NQ Music Press LogoNQ Music Press Magazine Interview – Juliana Areias – Jazz Up North at the Tanks – by Mitch Sullivan –  11 May 2016

Cairns Life Magazine  – featuring article about Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns – Jazz Up North Series  by Dina Amin – May 2016 Edition

Cairns Life Magazine Juliana Areias - May 2016

– Geoffrey DB Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Linton and Kay 2016 Western Suburbs Newspaper Geoffrey Drake-Brockman reflects on Looking Glass at Linton & Kay  – Western Suburbs Newspaper Article by Tanya MacNaughton /picture by Andrew Ritchie –  (Mention about solo exhibition opening  with a  perfomance of “Belas  Artes by Juliana Areias ) –  6 May 2016

– Phone interviews for The Cairns Post (Kerstin Kehren),   BBM 98.7FM (Matty Motlop) and NQ Music Press (Mitch Sullivan  /Todd Macalpine) – about the Jazz Up North Series – 11-17 April 2016

 “Fim de um round” Article at G1 – Globo, Brazil by Antonio Carlos Miguel 17 April 2016.

The Music Magazine logoWAM Song of the year Instagram 1– WAM Song of the Year Awards nominees announced  – Juliana Areias scores two nominations. – 11 March 2016 –  WAM / The Music Magazine / Pilerats / Australian Musician / HappyMagTV

– Interview at RTR 92.1FM – Snooze Button by Marcus Tranjan – 4 Feb 2016. 

ABC Daily Planet Lucky Oceans 11 am Australian Day 26 Jan 2016 Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby The changing face of Australian Music. ABC Radio National -features Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby album on Australia Day. – 26 Jan 2016.

“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – says Lucky Oceans, Grammy winner and presenter of Daily Planet Program at ABC Radio National, broadcast on over 260 frequencies around Australia, making it the largest single network in the country.

– Jazz and Bossa Radio CD Premiere: Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby –  by Wilbert Sostre ( Pueto Rico) –  Thursday, January 14, 5:15pm EST.

Best of 2015 Melbourne Fiesta Jazz PBSfm 106.7 Sau Savarce Juliana Areias Antonio Adolfo Catina DeLuna Panorama Brasil–  Best of 2015 by Fiesta Jazz Radio Show in Melbourne – PBS – 106.7 FM  by Saul Savarce – 9 Jan 2016 – #‎bossanovababycd‬ ‪#‎AntonioAdolfo‬ ‪#‎CatinaDeluna‬ ‪#‎PanoramaBrasil‬

– SBS – Interview –  Ambassador Carlos Henrique de Abreu – 2015 highlight – The Sydney Opera House Event -By  Beatriz Wagner – Dec 2015

Cairns Life Magazine Nov 2015 Juliana Areias pageCairns Life Magazine – November Edition, page 81 – Jazz Up North Series article. 

WAMis 2015 – Western Australia Music Awards – List of nominees announcement – Juliana Areias – Best World Music Act – 23 Oct 2015

–  Where Event – Amsterdam Tour – September 2015

Limelight Magazine – Australia’s classical music and arts Magazine – September 2015

Weekend Notes – Sydney – review :  Bossa Nova Baby Tour – Extra Show  at Foundry 616 –  by Erica Enriquez.  Sept 2015

Interview for My Local World – Sydney – by Erica Enriquez  – Sept 2015

A bit of Bossa nova, baby: an interview with Juliana Areias

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Nothing evokes cool quite the way Bossa nova does.  And I’ve checked, everywhere, that yes, that “n” in “nova” is lowercase.

But I digress. So … Bossa nova (lowercase “n”) is cool, no?

Sim, I always associate Bossa nova with people who are chill enough to travel to Rio on the regular, sipping Caipirinhas and generally just enjoying life.  And Brazilian music represents, to me anyway, a kind of freedom and joy that makes you happy to be alive.  That makes you appreciate the sunshine, if you’re in it, or makes you feel like you are in the sun, if you’re not.  It’s just a rhythm and vibe that many people want to be a part of.

Lucky for one woman, she is a part of it, because she is a bona fide Bossa nova singer.  Brazilian herself, Juliana Areias moved to Australia some years ago and has been performing worldwide as a singer of her beloved Bossa nova.  She now has an album, Bossa Nova Baby, which is a mix of original songs and classic Bossa nova favourites.  I was lucky enough to catch her last Sydney performance at the Foundry 616 and witnessed not just a great voice, but a wonderful onstage vibe and presence, from not just Juliana but her band too (my review via WeekendNotes is here).

In fact, here’s a bit of her gig.  Pretty cool, yeh? :)

Juliana is the epitome of living your life with joie de vivre (and if there’s a Brazilian reading this, I would love to know what this translates to in Portuguese), and she shared her thoughts about her life, her music and what fuels her to continue sharing Bossa nova to the world.

How old were you when you decided you wanted to be a singer?

I started my artistic career as an actress when I was 13, when I was known as an actress who could sing. It was only when I was 20 that I became a singer who could act.

What led you to your love of music, and Bossa nova in particular?

My parents certainly contributed a lot to it. Both of them are great music appreciators and they’ve been taking me to live performances since I was a baby.  My father, particularly, loves bossa nova and also is also a singer. He can play  a bit of any instrument he touches – guitar, harmonica, accordion. I remember listening to, enjoying and singing bossa nova classics such as O Pato (The Duck) since I was a child.
When my parents separated when I was 4 years old and I no longer lived with my dad, the music and the bossa nova always helped us to feel connected. And it still does, since I left Brazil in 1996 to live in Geneva, Switzerland, Auckland, New Zealand and then Perth, Australia.

How would you describe Bossa Nova to those who are unfamiliar with that genre of music?

Bossa nova is a type of sophisticated samba, where the rhythm is softer, with jazz and classical influences in the harmony. The first so named Bossa nova was the songChega de Saudade (No More Blues), released in 1958 with Joao Gilberto playing the guitar in the recording. Joao Gilberto is the creator of the bossa nova rhythm. The song was composed by my favorite Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and the lyricist and poet Vinicius de Moraes.  Bossa nova songs are often breeze and light, which soft voice.

A few of your songs from the album are very personal – what’s your process for writing songs that are as personal as that?

I believe everything in the world provides inspiration, and I am thankful for that. I love writing about people, places, sounds and stories – and the Bossa Nova Baby’s songs are born this way.

Aside from yourself, obviously, who else should people listen to for good Bossa nova?

The fathers of Bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, as well as other great contemporary artists such as Leny Andrade, Rosa Passos, Leila Pinheiro, Bebel Gilberto.

What is it about Bossa Nova that you enjoy the most?  Are there other styles of music from Brazil or elsewhere that you love?

I love the whole spectrum of Brazilian music (samba, choro, baiao, maracatu) as well as other global music styles such as jazz, French swing, soul,  blues, rock, pop and flamenco. Bossa nova is my greatest musical passion because of the marriage of samba and jazz. I love the syncopated rhythm and the dissonant harmonies of it. It speaks to my heart with its gentleness and the nylon string guitar sound is just hypnotic for me.

Is Bossa Nova a mixture of different styles of music from other places? How did it develop?

It’s a genre of samba, with jazz and classical influences in the harmony. It was created by the guitarist and singer Joao Gilberto and developed by him with Antonio Carlos Jobim and other composers since the late 50’s, certainly after the end of the Second World War in 1945, when jazz recordings started to arrive in Brazil and influence pianist and composers such as Joao Donato and Johnny Alf, both precursors of Bossa nova. Joao Donato and Joao Gilberto met in Rio de Janeiro during this period and became good friends since then. They are both still alive.

Do you see your children following in the same footsteps as their parents?

My kids’ father works in the engineering field and technical drawing. Both of our kids certainly have artistic talents, both can draw and dance. My son Jobim is a natural comedian and he does Capoeira. My daughter Lilas can sing beautifully. My love and partner Geoffrey Drake-Brockman is an extraordinary artist and contemporary sculptor who incorporates eletronics, robootics and computer science into his art,  creating monumental sculptures around Perth  such as “Totem” (nicknamed “pineapple” at the Perth Arena), “Spiral”, “Read-Write”, “Interlace”. He is also an amazing father of two talented young men, who both display artistic talents in the creation and designing of  theatre sets and props.  They frequently help their beloved Dad in the art projects, in the programming or at the Art Studio.
I love the syncopated rhythm and the dissonant harmonies of it. It speaks to my heart with its gentleness and the nylon string guitar sound is just hypnotic for me

Is there a particular song of yours that is your favourite? Why?

Of course as a good mother, I love all my songs, everyone in its special way. The most recent song of the Bossa Nova Baby album isBelas Artes (Fine Arts), a beautiful “choro” co-composed with Doug De Vries, dedicated to my love Geoffrey and his artworks. There’s also a song dedicated to my kids, Estrela acalando (Start lullaby). Flecha (Arrow) is dedicated to Rio de Janeiro city. Missao (mission) is dedicated to Australia and its samba de gafiera dance community. The tango-inspired songDia a Dia (Day to day) is dedicated to my city Sao Paulo.  The only song in English on the album isNight in Takapuna, dedicated to New Zealand. Geoffrey and I made a stop motion – lyrics video – in English and Portuguese of the songMare Cheia(Full Tide), starring my daugher Lilas , who writes the lyrics on the sand on Cottesloe Beach, our favourite beach in Perth.

What is your favorite Bossa Nova song of all time and why?

This is an impossible question as there are hundreds of bossa nova songs I really love. For example, in my concerts I usually sing two Bossa classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Waters of March andThe Girl from Ipanema – the most famous Bossa nova song in the world, but in an unique arrangement inspired by an instrumental version of Raphael Rabello, one of Brazil’s best guitarists ever. Jobim and Raphael have already passed away, so when I sing it, it is a double tribute to both of them. I also love other bossas such asInfluencia do Jazz by Carlos Lyra,Minha Saudade and Surpresa, both by Joao Donato and co-composers Joao Gilberto and Caetano Veloso respectively. In the 90’s even Cazuza, a Brazilian Rock Star recorded an authorial bossa novaFaz parte do meu show which became a national hit. I hope my songs and my Bossa Nova Baby album can be a contemporary contribution to this  genre of music which keeps evolving and enchanting the world.

What’s next for you?

I am heading to Europe to perform in London and Amsterdam in October and then preparing my national tour and Brazilian tour for 2016 and 2017.
Juliana’s album, Bossa Nova Baby, is available now via
Images courtesy of Juliana Areias.  Clips are my own.

AuBrBc Carlos Abreu Embassador all Juliana Areias at Sydney Opera House Brazil at the Harbour Bossa Nova BabySBS – Portuguese – Brasileiros Fizeram Historia na Australia –  Beatriz Wagner – “Hundreds gather at The Sydney Opera House to Celebrate Brazil at the Harbour  -16 Sept 2015

SBS Juliana Areias BEatriz Wagner Bracca Ritmo GEoffrey Drake Brockman FestivalRadar Magazine – Australia and Brazil celebrating 70 years of bilateral relations by Carla Damasceno Ferreira –  14 Sept 2015
– SBS Radio – Sydney – Live interview by Beatriz Wagner – 13 Sept 2015 – 12-1pm

Totalmente demais Luis Diretor novelaTourism Australia and Globo Brazil Media Event. Photos by Paper Cranes Productions – featuring  TV stars of the next Brazilian Soap Opera “Totally Awesome” – Novela da Globo ” Totalmente Totalmente Demais Juliana Areias ator Fabio Assuncao 1Demais” by director Luiz Henrique Rios and Brazilian actors  Juliana
Paes, Fabio Assuncao and Fernanda Mota – Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney –  10 Sept 2010. The Sydney Herald, News Australia, Travelers,  Revista Quem Acontece,  Diario de Turismo,  Tourism Australia,  Globo.

–  Northside FM 99.3 , Sydney – Now’s the time –  Live interview by Frank Presley – 10 Sept 2015 – 9.30pm

– Sydney – Weekend Notes – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Sydney Tour b Erica Enriquez –   5 Sept 2015. Event Finda. Jazz org .

–  “E-global travel  – Australia, New Zealand, India, Asia, Japan, America’s” article featuring Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Show at the Sydney Opera House  – Sept 2015 – Latin Pr .

–  TexBrasil – Brazilian Fashion Industry – Internationalization Program

–  Brazil – R7noticias – Opera House abre as portas para bossa nova com show de Juliana Areias  by Rodrigo Vasconcellos Cesar- Sept 3rd 2015. – Portal Soma, News Informer.


Em setembro, Brasil e Austrália celebram 70 anos de relações diplomáticas. Para celebrar o aniversário, o Consulado Geral do Brasil em Sydney e o Conselho Empresarial Austrália-Brasil (AubrBC) comemoram a data com show de Juliana Areias no Opera House, em Sydney, em evento exclusivo no próximo dia 8 de setembro. A cantora lançou em fevereiro o CD “Bossa Nova Baby” e foi aclamada pela imprensa australiana.

“Será uma noite inesquecível. Estou muito feliz e horada com o convite para apresentar o show Bossa Nova Baby no cartão postal australiano e poder celebrar o meu amor pelo Brasil e pela Austrália junto com os 500 convidados do evento. Muito feliz também de ver o álbum Bossa Nova Baby ganhando o mundo, sendo tocado em rádios da Austrália toda, Brasil, America Latina, Estados Unidos, Europa e Japão. Bossa Nova em toda parte, feita aqui e agora!”, comemora Juliana.

Lançado em dedicação aos 450 anos da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, o álbum teve patrocínio do Departamento de Cultura e Artes do Governo de Western Australia e de uma campanha bem-sucedida de crowd-funding que envolveu fãs e seguidores espalhados por países tão diferentes quanto Itália, Qatar, Andorra, Nova Zelândia e, claro, Brasil e Austrália. O CD reúne 12 músicas originais compostas por Juliana Areias pelo mundo afora e gravadas em Perth com alguns dos músicos de jazz mais conhecidos e consagrados da Austrália, como Pete Jeavons, Graham Wood, Ray Walker, Marcio Mendes, Chris Tarr, Paul Millard.

O álbum está disponível nos principais serviços de música online e também no site da cantora

Além do show no Opera House, a cantora se apresenta também em Sydney no dia 9 na casa de jazz Foundry616. Depois, em outubro, a cantora irá se apresentar em Londres e Amsterdã. “Estou em busca de parcerias para viabilizar uma turnê pelo Brasil no futuro”, conta a cantora.

Brazil at the Harbour – Juliana Areias
Opera House
Data: 08 de setembro
Exclusivo para convidados

Bossa Nova Baby
Foundry616 – Sydney
Data: 9 de setembro às 20h30

Sydney Central Magazine – Page 15 – What’s on – 2 Sept 2015 – Press reader.

Sky News  TV Australia –  Live interview with the Consul-General of the Consulate-General of Brazil, Carlos de Abreu, about Brazil month and Australia’s important relationship with the country. Featuring Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Opera House. (Broadcast Wednesday 2 September 2015.)

Sky News Carlos De Abreu 2 Sept 2015 Month of Brazil in Australia Juliana Areias Bossa Nova at Opera House

–  UK –  September 2015 Edition by Rodrigo Santos:  ” Meca do Jazz rende-se aos talentos Brasileiros : Bebel Gilberto e Eumir Deodato sobem ao palco em setembro. Juliana Areias em 8 de outubro.

–  Sydney – Eastside 89.7FM  Community Billboard 31 Aug-6 Sept 2015 – Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby – Sydney tour

EastSide 89.7 FM - 31 Aug 2015 Post Juliana Areias Sydney tour

– Jazz in Sydney – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby (Brazil/Aus) – Bossa Nova Baby Sydney Tour

–  What’s on – City of Sydney – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Tour – Extra Show due to Popular Demand – Aug 2015

 Wikipedia –  Aug 2015

O Festival – 6 Continentes – Portugal,  Aug 2015

Bossa Nova Peru Radio, Aquarela Program by Eric Burgos Special about Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby album. – 16 Aug 2015 – 8pm-Peru Time/10pm-Brasil Time. Regular air-play.

– Special Juliana Areias at Radio Shiga, Japan, 13/16 Aug 2015 – 8-9pm . Regular air-play.

CINE VIVO 2015 XPress Magazine Scan Juliana Areias– XPress Magazine #1486 – 4 Aug 2015 – Opening act of Cine Vivo’s Latino Film Festival.

Experience Perth – Latino Film Festival featuring Juliana Areias – July 2015

– Regular Air Play at 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne by Luis Tineo;  at TLC FM 100.3 Yamba, NSW; at 3NRG FM 99.3,”Made in the Shade”  Sunbury-VIC (from 31 July 2015) , “Peppered Up” – Jenny McCornack  3MDR Mountain District – 97.1FM -VIC  – (From 28 Aug 2015).

Interview for Radio Shiga by Cleo Oshiro – Japan, 14 July 2015. Regular air play.

West Australian Screen Awards 2015 WASA 27 Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Juliana AreiasFilm and Television Institute – #WASA27 – Western Australian Screen Academy Awards 2015 –  Gala ceremony at Heath Ledger Theatre – The State Theatre , presented by comedian Joel Creasey. Contemporary WASA statuettes, designed by Western Australian sculptor, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. – 29 June 2015.

SBS facebook interview 21 June 2015– SBS 97.7FM  – Interview by Beatriz Wagner with Brazilian General Consul and Ambassador Carlos Henrique de Abreu e Silva announcing Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate 70 Years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Brazil  – 21 June 2015. More articles at Australia Brazil Business CouncilAPEX – NUPIN ; COMEX ; Export News; Brazil Planet .

– Live interview at Fremantle 107.9 FM – Latin Studio by Karito Viviana – 1-2pm- 8 June 2015

Tropicalia -MPB – by Daniel Achedjian –  90,2FM , Bruxelles, Belgium – featuring song ” Garoto de Copacabana”. – 7 June 2015

Review – The Australian by Tony Hillier , 6 June 2015

The Australian Weekend Australian review Juliana Areias Bossa Nova baby Tony Hillier

” Back in Brazil, where she was raised and given the nickname Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias has been compared to Bebel Gilberto, the genre’s golden girl. Now this Sao Paulo-born singer is the toast of Perth’s jazz scene. Areias cut her teeth on Corcovado and other Antonio Carlos Jobim classics, but the release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. Not that she has turned her back on her heritage. Her first album comprising all original compositions starts with Garoto de Copacabana, which tips a panama to The Girl from Ipanema, the song that helped introduce the suave samba-derived music to the world. While it’s a classy introduction, with cool flugelhorn and saxophone echoing Areias’s dulcet tones, it’s merely a harbinger of what’s to come in a set that features consummate accompaniment from the cream of West Australia’s Latin jazz instrumentalists. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries. Four-stringed cavaquinho guitar and trombone help generate rhythm as Areias ups the ante in Ultima Cancao De Um Amor. In Flecha, the singer salutes samba and the Rio carnival, aided by a battery of percussion (pandeiro, surdo, cuica et al) and electric guitar. Alto flute helps create ambience in a quieter New Zealand-inspired bossa that’s delivered in English. Portuguese Guitarra and a guest choir respectively illuminate folkloric-styled pieces dedicated to northern and eastern Brazil.”

Interview – “Revista Ritmo Melodia” by Antonio Carlos da Fonseca Barbosa,  Brazil – 1 June 2015.

Review – O Globo by Antonio Carlos Miguel  – 30 May 2015  – Antonio Carlos Miguel, journalist specialized in music for over 35 year,  author of the book “Guide of Brazilian Popular Music in CD” and judge member of the “Latin Grammy” and of the ” Brazilian Music Award”.

review Antonio Carlos Miguel O Globo Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby CD 2 June 2015

“Também em versão digital, disponível em diversos serviços de streaming, conferi “Bossa nova baby”. É música brasileira produzida na remota cidade australiana de Perth, local onde vive desde 2009 a cantora e compositora paulistana Juliana Areias (Correção: ao ser publicado, este texto dizia que a cantora era carioca. A informação foi corrigida em 2 de junho).

A boa impressão deixada em fevereiro passado por seu primeiro single, “Flecha”, se confirma em muitas outras canções. Basicamente, sambas e bossas com um pé no jazz garantem o interesse, incluindo “Maré cheia” (esta é uma que, por exemplo, cairia bem demais na voz de Gal), “Última canção de um amor”, “Missão” e “Como vai”. Uma balada entre o tango e a milonga, “Dia a dia”, e um choro-canção, “Belas artes”, têm função mais introspectiva. Mas, abrindo demais leque, pouco acrescentam a toada sertaneja “Estrela acalanto”  e o carimbó “Meu lugar”. De qualquer forma, mesmo com essas eventuais bolas fora, “Bossa nova baby” é surpresa de boa canção brasileira feita longe e ainda ignorada entre nós. Para quem estiver por perto, neste domingo (31/5), Juliana participa do Perth International Jazz Festival.”

(Translation) – ” I reviewed the “Bossa Nova Baby” album in its digital version as available via several streaming services. It is Brazilian music produced in the remote Australian city of Perth, where singer-songwriter Juliana Areias from São Paulo has lived since 2009.

The good impression left last February by her first single “Flecha” (Arrow) is confirmed by many other songs. Basically, the album consists of interesting sambas and bossas with one foot in the jazz world; including “Mare Cheia” (Full Tide) (this is a song that, for example, would be a good fit for Gal Costa’s voice), “Última canção de um amor” (Last song of a love), “Missão” (Mission) and “Como vai” (How are you). A ballad that sits between tango and milonga, “Dia a dia” (Day to Day), and a choro-canção,  “Belas artes” (Fine Art), are more introspective. However, the toada sertaneja “Estrela acalanto” (Star lullaby) and the carimbó “Meu lugar” (My place), open the range too wide and add little to the album. Even with these possible off kicks, “Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of good Brazilian music, made far away, and as yet unknown in Brazil. For those who are nearby, on Sunday (31/5), Juliana will be part of the Perth International Jazz Festival.

Jazz and Beyond – Bossa Nova Baby CD review by John McBeath – The Australian – June 2015

Jazz and Beyong CD Review John McBeath Peter Wokener Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby

Brazilian-born vocalist Juliana Areias, has been resident since 2009 in Perth, WA where this album was recorded. All twelve of these Bossa tracks were co-written by Areias and sung in Portuguese with lyrics translated into English in an accompanying booklet. The backing varies in size and instrumentation from the single, softly expressive solo guitar of Doug DeVries on Belas Artes (Fine Arts) up to seven musicians and a special guest choir of eleven voices on Meu Lugar (My Place) featuring a variety of Brazilian percussion instruments plus a surdo – an extra large bass drum – and two snare drums
The songs come in different Brazilian rhythms: bossa, samba, tango, and choro and Areias is more than capable in all of them. She has been compared to the iconic Bebel Gilberto, daughter of Joao Gilberto, in Brazil’s acclaimed EPOCA magazine
The mood is set in the opener Garoto de Copacabana (The Boy From Copacabana) with a Latin/bop sounding intro from a septet, as Areias slides into the lyrics in her rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. A piano solo from Graham Wood, followed by one on flugelhorn from Ricki Malet add contrast. Innocencia (Innocence) has solo piano behind quick vocal phrases inserted against an interesting, descendant harmonic structure, while Missao (Mission) moves into a quick samba rhythm with a bright voicing and vibrant backing
Here’s an agreeable vocal bossa album with enough variety and skilled musicianship to maintain interest, and the agile Portuguese lyrics sound exotic and romantic
John McBeath
Previously published in The Australian June 2015

Interview – Revista Biografia by Cleo Oshiro – 30 May 2015

XPress Magazine – 29 May 2015 – Perth International Jazz Festival

– NZ on air – Bossa Nova Baby Album Premier Air play in New Zealand at  Radio Active 88.6 FM Global Pulse by Alda Rezende. Sunday 24 May 2015 – 10 am ( Wellington Time).  Featured song tracks: “Mare Cheia”, “Flecha”, “Night in Takapuna” and ” Meu Lugar”.

– The West Australian – Wed 20 May 2015 – International Acts of the Perth International Jazz Festival. Bona Cover all Jazz Bases by Ron Banks– WA Today   / Social Pages /  Western Suburbs Weekly – Scene Out – Perth International Jazz Festival 2015 Launch

– Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Juliana Areias. Photos by Angelyne Wolfe and Adele Varris. / Anthony Von Leonhardi – Apr 20th 2015 PIJF 2015 Launch Juliana Areias and Geoffrey Drake-Brockman WAToday Perth International Jazz FestivalPIJF Social Pages 20 April Juliana Areias Geoffrey Drake BrockmanWEstern Subursbs 20 April 2015 PIJF launch Juliana Areias and Geoffrey Drake-Brockman

RADIO Brazilian in dutch 7 May 2015

SBS Portuguese – Sydney –  General Consul of Brazil Carlos Henrique de Abreu announces show of Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby at the Sydney Opera House in September as part of the Official Brazilian Day and 70 year of diplomatic relations between Australia and Brazil  Event and at the “Australia-Brazil Council” Launch at the New South Wales Parliament on May 13th 2015.

– ORTS FM 106.2 and cable 92.9 in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. UITZENDINGEN – Brazilian Blend Program – 7 May 2015 ( feat. “Meu Lugar” – around half way). By Fred Polet.

jazz and beyond High 5 Featured artist Juliana Areias.Jazz and Beyond Corporate News / North Side Radio 99.3FM Sydney – Featured Artist – High Five

– Abril 2015. Radio Program “Frank Presley’s Now’s the Time” – Produced by Peter Wockner.


– Apr 19th 2015 logo_abcJazz– Song “Meu Lugar” featuring at ABC Jazz – Jessica Nicholas – Festival Season on its way – March 26th and 29th 2015 – and regular air play since then.

– Review at “Key and Chords” by Patrick Van de Wiele – Europe, March 25th 2015 (Belgiun/ Dutch) ” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.” review quote key and chords 25 March 2015 radio roquette pinto rio 23 March 2015radio roquette pinto rio 24 March 2015– Highlight of this week “Faixa Especial” at Radio Roquette Pinto FM94.1 – Rio de Janeiro – Monday 23 March 2015 – Special track “Flecha” from CD Bossa Nova Baby by Juliana Areias and ” Amphibious” from CD Bencao by Sizao Machado.

– Inteview at Fremantle Radio Station 107.9FM -” Cada Dia” on Sunday 22 March 2015 – 11am-1pm by Julio Marcelo. The show has being broadcasting the songs of the Bossa Nova Baby CD since 1 March 2015.

– CD Review by Frank Madrid –  FAMA CEO- Managing Director, Music Festivals Curator/Arts Administrator and SBS Radio Presenter. – March 15th, 2015 Frank Madrid 15 March 2015 feedback Listening to Juliana Areias‘ Bossa Nova Baby and LOVING IT! Fresh, rich voice, fantastic arrangements and very good lyrics. I am looking forward to Juliana’s tour to the East Coast and hope it happens soon. She is a gem. Congratulations for one of the best albums of Brazilian music ever produced in Australia. Guys, find it, buy it and feel instantly transported to Brazil!!!

Sounds of OZ by Lauren katulka review 17 March 2015Review by Sounds of OZ – Australian Music News and Reviews – by Lauren Katulka – on March 13th, 2015.

– number 1 on the ReverbNation Latin charts for Perth, WA, AU. – 10 March 2015 – Reverbnation rank#1 10 March 2015

Cloud-Jazz  – The Best Smooth Jazz at EFE radio, Spain – O March 2015 -by Esteban Novillo Piris – program dedicated to the new album Bossa Nova Baby, also featuring Kenny G. Karen Carpenters, Nelson Rangell, Count Basic, Brian Simpson, Bickley Rivera and Pete Gitlin. Feedback Cloud Jazz Spain Efe Radio Esteban Novillo Piris Bossa Nova baby 9 March 20015“Bossa Nova Baby es el disco de Juliana Areias, cantante brasileña afincada en Australia, con su Bossa con toques de Pop y Jazz”. Juliana Areias es una cantante nacida en Brasil, cuya trayectoria vital le ha llevado a residir en Suiza, Nueva Zelanda y, actualmente, en Australia. En su música reconoce influencias que van de Tom Jobim a Luciana Souza, pasando por Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro o Rosa Passos. Aunque Juliana Areias ya tenía temas editados en compañía de otros artistas, Bossa Nova Baby es el primer disco creado por ella misma en su totalidad. Su estilo está basado, evidentemente, en la Bossa, con toques de Pop y Jazz. Aquí tienes la presentación en directo en la ciudad australiana de Perth de este Bossa Nova Baby de Juliana Areias. – Bossa Nova Baby CD played for the first time at “Nostagia”

– Jazz program at RTR FM by Arch Currie – 9am on Sunday 28 February 2015. And continuos air play.

– Article at  “Mais Bahia”- Portal de noticias , Brazil on 25 February 2015 about the Launch of the Bossa Nova Baby Album.

Artigo mais bahia 25 de fevereiro de 2015Juliana Areias lança o primeiro álbum autoral

Depois de mais de um ano de shows com ingressos esgotados ao redor da Austrália, Juliana Areias já é uma referência no país. A música da cantora brasileira envolve várias tonalidades da música popular brasileira e da sua enorme influência no jazz e em outros ritmos internacionais. Com patrocínio do Departamento de Cultura e Artes do Governo de Western Australia e graças a uma campanha bem-sucedida de crowd-funding que envolveu fãs e seguidores espalhados por países tão diferentes quanto Itália, Qatar, Andorra, Nova Zelândia e, claro, Brasil e Austrália, o CD “Bossa Nova Baby” reúne 12 músicas originais gravadas em Perth com alguns dos músicos de jazz mais conhecidos e consagrados. A sua autêntica voz brasileira, a sua ginga, seu charme contagiante e sua presença apaixonada e ao mesmo tempo pessoal em cena são as características do seu trabalho. Confira:

– Live interview – at The Scope (6EBA World Radio) 95.3 FM- Wednesday 25 February 8.30-9am , Perth time.  By Daniele Foti-Cuzzola . Produced by Araya Arai. And regular air play of the album.

Review by Antonio Carlos Miguel from O Globo –  Brazil  on 7 February 2015 – about the  song “Flecha” , a track of “Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby” CD.  Antonio Carlos Miguel, journalist specialized in music for over 35 year,  author of the book “Guide of Brazilian Popular Music in CD” and judge member of the “Latin Grammy” and of the ” Brazilian Music Award” : – “It’s bossa that plays soccer with jazz – like it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – review Antonio carlos miguel O GLOBO Bossa Nova Baby CD Juliana Areias Flecha ” Por streaming, também fui apresentado ao primeiro single de “Bossa nova baby”, disco de estreia de uma brasileira radicada desde 2009 em Perth, na Austrália, Juliana Areias. É bossa que bate bola com o jazz, como vem acontecendo desde os anos 1960, e que acerta o alvo, como ouvi pelo Soundcloud na canção “Flecha” (de Juliana e Glenn Rogers), dedicada aos 450 anos que o Rio completará em março. Quando conhecer o CD completo, volto a ele.”

– Interview at RTR FM 92.1  – Global Rhythm Pot on Saturday 7th February 2015 12.15pm – presented by Jammy Swirl. And regular air play.

– National Interview for SBS Radio by Beatriz Wagner on Wednesday 4 February 2015 – 12pm (Perth time). Talking about Bossa Nova Baby CD Launch at The Ellington Jazz Club on 7/2. And regular air play of the album. WEstern Subursbs Feb3 2015 Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby CD Launch

–  Article at Western Suburbs Weekly, Guardian Express, Stirling Times and Eastern Suburbs Reporter – News Corp Australia by Tanya MacNaughton and photo by Marcus Whisson on Tuesday 3 February 2015.  Online link: 

COMMUNITY NEWS ARTICLE JULIANA AREIAS BOSSA NOVA BABY– Live interview at 89.7 – ECU Joondalup FM on Saturday 31/1 – 2-3pm – Latin Studio Show – Brazil Mix and by Karito Viviana and DJ Khi Rho Cross  at 107.9 Fremantle FM

– Latin Studio Show 2-3pm, Monday 2/2 . Talking about Bossa Nova Baby CD Launch at The Ellington Jazz Club on 7/2.

b.Nova logo – B.Nova – The Home of Bossa Nova Article – about the Launch of the Bossa Bova Baby CD 0m 13 January 2015 –

DCA – Department of Culture and the Arts of WA – Funding report 2014 including the support given to the Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby – Recording project.

IMG_2280SBS Radio Interview in Sydney on Sunday 21 Dec 2014 and 19 Oct 2014 – 12-1pm talking about the production of the Bossa Nova Baby album . By Beatriz Wagner. SBS 97.7 FM Sydney/ 93.1Fm Melbourne / 105.5 FM Camberra / 1485am Wollongong (NSW)

Diana May Clark Juliana Areias Doug De Vries 7 days magazine The West Australian– The West Australian – Seven Days Magazine on Sunday 16 Nov 2014 .  RTR 92.1 FM Global Rhythm Pot on Saturday  15 Nov 2014 – 12pm .   Fremantle 107.9fm – Tongue and Groove by Jill Cunningham on Wednesday 12 Nov 2014  3.45pm – interview with Diana May Clark promoting the show ” The other side of the girl – album launch ” – featuring Juliana Areias and Doug de Vries trio as opening act.

WAtoday Juliana Areias and Geoffrey Drake-Brockman WA Screen Awards page Tuesday July 15 20142014 WA Screen Awards – 15 July 2014 – Juliana Areias & Geoffrey Drake-Brockman –   Photo: Matthew Tompsett .   Article about the Screen Award statuette’s created by Geoffrey Drake Brockman – West Australian 11 July. Winners photos #WASA26 – The 26th Annual WA Screen Awards.

–   Gringo Media Magazine AustraliaGRINGO MEDIA – Latin head office in Australia – ArticleBrazilian singer Juliana Areias is producing her first album ‘ Bossa Nova baby’ July 2014

Music crosses all borders. It doesn’t matter where it is from. When it comes to the Bossa Nova, we can say with absolute certainty:

– it can touch, if not melt, even the most insensitive heart.

Here in Australia, Bossa Nova has been very well represented by Juliana Areias, a Brazilian singer from Sao Paulo, who after having lived in Switzerland and New Zealand, decided to settle in Perth/Australia where she has been living and singing since 2009.

The singer started her career as a teenager and of course, was influenced by the great personalities of Brazilian Music like Ruy Castro, Tom Jobim, Leny Andrade and Rosa Passos to name a few.

Her talent and musical background, made it possible for her to perform at important music festivals like Montreaux and the Perth International Jazz Festival among others.

Juliana is producing her first album – Bossa Nova Baby – which is made up of 12 tracks.

Some of the tracks bring lyrics in Portuguese, (as a way to pass on her language and culture not only to her children but to the public in general as well), and some are in English; But to accomplish the recording of this album, the singer embarked on a Crowd-funding campaign, which has raised half of the production expenses.

As for the other half, the singer has applied for a government grant, (which is still waiting for approval), and organized a digital system where the full album can be pre ordered and downloaded – .

The album will be recorded within the next two months– august/september. The pre ordered purchases will be delivered before christmas and before its official release in February 2015.

The singer, who has scheduled concerts until the end of the year, will perform on the main stage of Kings Park Festival on september 28th from 12.30 to 14.00pm.

If you are close by or are planning to visit Perth, this could be a good day out.

Stay tuned and prepare yourself for the syncopated Brazilian sound of Juliana Areias.

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  • TV Channel 9 News – Live Broadcast – Juliana Areias and Geoffrey Drake-Brockman attending The Anzac Centenary Day Ceremony at Kinds Park War Memorial – Fri 25 April 2014, Perth, Australia

 Edition TV CAMERA LOGO–  TV CAMERA SP (Sao Paulo, Brazil)-  Friday 28 March 2014 – Full broadcast interview for “Revista da Camera” by Fabrizio Gloria. Talking about Juliana Areias’ artistic trajectory,  influences , family and the production of the first Original Album Bossa Nova Baby – (In Portuguese. 30 min).

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* References: bossa nova, Artist Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Perth-Australia life style, Barchetta, Cottesloe Beach, Claudia Rondon, Faran Saberi, David Meadows, Adam Springuetti, Glen Rogers, Arlindo Cruz, Totem, Daniela Collection, Teatro Payol, Luiz Gustavo Alves, Walcyr Carrasco, Livro Chega de Saudade, Ruy Castro, Roberto Menescal, Carlinhos Lyra, Carlos Vinhas, Leny Andrade, Rosa Passos, Johnny Alf, Pery Ribeiro, Ronaldo Boscoli, Miele, Sivuca, Joao Donato, Luizinho Eca,  Jose Wilson Areias Mendes, O pato,  Joao Gilberto,  Raphael Rabelo, BB King, Rubens de Donno, Orquestra de Jazz Sinfonica de Sao Paulo,  Tiago Araripe, Lira Paulistana, Pedra Mar, Mare Cheia, Johannes Dimyadi, Carlinhos Franco, Ecio Parreira, Chris Naughton,  Mike Bevan, Estrela Acalanto, Garoto de Copacabana, Garota de Ipanema, Ellington Jazz Club, Kulcha, Marcio Mendes, Doug De Vries, Sexteto Zona Sul, Jobim , Lilas, Kiosk Floreat Beach, Gus Potenza, Maria Gadu, Shimbalaye,  Judith Cullity , Mike Boase,Paul Millard, NIck Abbey, Tal Cohen, BRACCA, Brazilian Day, Ritmo Festival, Sydney, Darling Harbour)

Samba Submit 18 March 2014– Fremantle Herald 14 March 2014 – Freo goes Rio  Article about The Samba Summit (30/3) with interviews from MC Richy Glasgow and Director Ben Bowtell.  Written by Jenny D’anger. Event featuring the 6 samba schools of WA , Samba Perth Social Club with special guest Juliana Areias.

–  Dictionary of Brazilian Music publisheb by Cravo Albim Institution. Page dedicated to Juliana Areias.  Cravo Albim Dicionario da Musica Brasileira. 

EPOCA REVISTA 10 MArch 2014 Juliana Areias Bruno Astuto CoverBrazilian Magazine – REVISTA EPOCA – EDITORA GLOBO   Google’s translation of the article  / Online article  Special thanks to jornalists Bruno Astuto, Acyr Mera Junior, Dani Barbi, Karla Rondon Prado, Claudia Jardim Rondon and Rodrigo Vasconcellos. EPOCA REVISTA 10 MArch 2014 Juliana Areias Bruno Astuto IMAGE B

Referência entre os brasileiros na Austrália, Juliana Areias prepara primeiro álbum

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Juliana Areias – brasileira faz sucesso na Austrália cantando bossa nova (Foto: Divulgação)

“Poucos brasileiros a conhecem, mas Juliana Areias – assim como Bebel Gilberto antes de estourar por aqui – faz sua bossa, há 15 anos, fora do Brasil. A cantora, que mora há seis anos em Perth (Austrália), mas já viveu na Nova Zelândia e Suíça, prepara seu primeiro álbum, Bossa Nova Baby, com 12 músicas autorais que exploram as influências da bossa nova nos lugares por onde passou. “Bossa Nova Baby é meu apelido musical e reflete a minha essência como cantora e compositora. Sinto que é um trabalho único, bem distante do que eles conhecem e agora atingi a maturidade profissional”, conta ela que, seja onde for, faz questão de cantar em português. “É uma maneira de manter a língua viva e, além disso, a maioria dos estrangeiros ama música brasileira”.

Um dos destaques do álbum é Maré Cheia, já disponível em versão ao vivo no Youtube. “Fiz essa música quando estava na Nova Zelândia, com o músico e compositor Johannes Dimyadi. Na época, tínhamos um trio chamado Bel Bossa e a música fala sobre o mar, uma influência que tive quando morei na Bahia e uma referência à Iemanjá. A letra conta um romance de uma sereia com um pescador”, diz ela, que também compôs Garoto de Copacabana, uma versão masculina e contemporânea da Garota de Ipanema. “Procurei fazer uma irreverência, com vocabulário mais ousado, de uma mulher apreciando um homem”.

O DIA 8 march 2014 RiO Juliana Areias full page– JORNAL O DIA – Rio de Janeiro Newspaper – Diversao – 8 March 2014 – Print and online articles by Ricardo Schott . Special thanks to journalists Ricardo Schott, Karla Rondon Prado, Claudia Jardim Rondon and Rodrigo Vasconcellos.  Google translator O DIA 8 march 2014 RIO Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby pb

Juliana Areias: bossa nova e jazz brasileiro na Austrália

Mesmo morando fora, cantora prepara álbum em português

Juliana Areias: contato com Ronaldo Bôscoli e Luiz Eça aos 15 anos solidificou o amor pela bossa nova

Foto:  Divulgação Rio – Bossa nova na Austrália. E na Nova Zelândia. E na Suíça. Parece quase impossível, mas levar o ritmo para essas localidades é o que tem movido a cantora Juliana Areias. Ela já passou pelos dois últimos países e vive há seis anos em Perth, na terra dos cangurus, onde prepara um disco que une jazz e bossa, ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.

“Por aqui, sinto que eu faço um trabalho pioneiro. É uma música bem distante do que eles conhecem”, conta. “Na Nova Zelândia e Suíça, sentia que o terreno estava já semeado. Especialmente na Suíça, já que há décadas havia músicos brasileiros lá. Uma amiga minha de lá aprendeu português só para escutar Chico Buarque, porque havia uma canção dele numa propaganda”. Até optar pela bossa, Juliana chegou a trabalhar como atriz. Aos 13 anos mudou-se de São Paulo, onde nasceu, para Salvador. “Adquiri um sotaque soteropaulistano. E muita gente acha que sou do Rio”, brinca. Seu envolvimento com música, que começou na infância, se solidificou aos 15 anos ao conhecer figuras da bossa nova como o letrista Ronaldo Bôscoli (1928-1994) e o pianista Luiz Eça (1936-1992) nos bastidores do musical ‘Chega de Saudade’. Baseada no livro do escritor Ruy Castro, a peça tinha roteiro de Bôscoli e Miéle. “Tive a chance de ir a ensaios, jantar com eles. Tinha até carteirinha de imprensa para andar nos bastidores. Era incrível como uma menina da minha idade adorava bossa nova”, conta. A mudança para a Suíça veio aos 21 anos. “Uma ex-namorada do meu pai mudou-se para a Suécia quando eu tinha 5 anos, e passou a me mandar cartas e presentes. Só que, criança, eu não sabia ler direito e entendi que era na Suíça. Passei a sonhar em ir para lá”, brinca ela, que passou a cantar lá. Apesar de Juliana apresentar um ou outro clássico da MPB nos shows (‘Mas Que Nada’, de Jorge Ben Jor, é um deles), o foco de ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ é em músicas autorais, todas em português. Entre elas, ‘Maré Cheia’ (parceria com Johannes Dimyadi, músico nascido na Indonésia), ‘Estrela Acalanto’ (que fez para os filhos Jobim, de 12 anos, e Lilás, de 8) e ‘Garoto de Copacabana’. O álbum está sendo completado por crowdfunding e deve chegar às lojas até janeiro. “Depois disso, quero cantar no Rio, Salvador, Fortaleza e São Paulo”, anuncia.

RTR FM Global Rhythm Pot Women International Day Juliana Areias Geraldine Rey Nikki Dagostino Jane Hebiton Tassell Beth Sheldon– Live interview and performance at RTT FM – Global Rhythm Pot by Jane Hebiton Tassell  – Women International Day – 8 March 2014 – 12.15 to 1pm featuring Juliana Areias, Geraldine Ray, Nikky Dagostino and Beth Sheldon   – Listen to the program “In celebration of International Women’s Day we’re having a Pop-Up Group of some of our wonderful women world musicians here in Perth – Juliana Areias (Brazilian singer), Geraldine Rey (singer and guitarist with Mambo Chic), Nikki Dagostino (piano accordian) and Beth Sheldon (stand up bass). Juliana currently has a crowd sourcing project open so she can record her first album.  For more information head to the poziblle site to help her out –> “A big “thank you” for helping Global Rhythm Pot out! It was wonderful having you in the studio for International Women’s Day. The show was amazing and all the stronger for having such an eclectic and accomplished collection of female musicians in the studio for that impromptu performance of fused French and Brazilian songs was an absolutely privilege. And having you and your band at our Global Rhythm Pot fundraiser in January last year absolutely made the night. You and your barrage of supporters (I know they were they for you because they were all singing along with your songs and dancing!) made the night a complete success. We are so grateful for you voluntary contribution to supporting both the show and the radio station.” 

– Suppport Article by  Vibez Brazil – Eastside Radio 89.7FM  – Sydney , February 2014

  • “Areias is one of our major assets in terms of Brazilian music and culture in Australia. Bossa nova is her passion and she represents the style not only singing and composing, but she is also a determined Bossa Nova advocate. Hence the fact she is probably one of the most recommended individuals to talk about Brazilian music/culture in Perth.”
VIBEZ BRAZIL 27 FEB 2014 Juliana Areias Raphael Brasil TestemonialAustralia has been the land of numerous international artists that call this country home. Juliana Areias – Brazilian Singer and composer, has chosen Perth as her home for quite some time now, after living nearly a decade in New Zealand. Areias is one of our major assets in terms of Brazilian music and culture in Australia. Bossa nova is her passion and she represents the style not only singing and composing, but she is also a determined Bossa Nova advocate. Hence the fact she is probably one of the most recommended individuals to talk about Brazilian music/culture in Perth.The singer has been very successful in the Perth Jazz scene. Playing alongside, big names, she’s been able to open the space for Brazilian music there, together with other musicians like Marcio Mendes. In other words, she has been one of our channels responsible for the cross-cultural relation between Brazil and Australia through music. Juliana Areias is now campaigning at Pozible in order to record her 1st original album of Contemporary Bossa Nova.Check the link for more info and more than that, support the music made in Australia.

– Article published by RTR FM , Around town , 17 December 2013. 

  • “With a deep sense of groove, engaging charisma and passionate stage presence, Juliana Areias is the quintessential authentic Brazilian singer”. 

Laneway Lounge - RTR article - Saffron Sharp Juliana Areias PJS –  Interview for Portugueses in Australia Website – Melbourne 15 September 2013. Juliana Areias - Perth Samba Social Club Marcio Mendes Perth International Jazz Festival 2013 CROP– Sao Paulo – Brazil – Rede TV – Leitura Dinamica Show –  Monday 9 September 2013 –  “Samba Resolution” Short Documentary Film Launch publicity. Documentary  directed by Antony Webb and produced by  Claudia Rondon featuring Perth Samba Social Club at the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival – Marcio Mendes, Tom Foss, Thiago Santos , Juliana Areias, Adam Springuetti and big samba band. – TESTIMONIALS  in support of the Bossa Nova Baby Album Recording Project.– August 2013  – Perth   –  Graham Wood – The Ellington Jazz Club Proprietor / The Academy of Performing Arts of Western Australia WAAPA – Associate Professor , Music Program Director

  • ” In my capacity as proprietor of The Ellington Jazz Club – WA’s premier venue for live Jazz performance – I first became aware of Juliana Areas when we booked her for a concert in April 2011. This show was sold-out on the night, and we repeated the concert in June to satisfy audience demand. Since that time Juliana has become one of the Club’s most regular performing artists, with 0ver 15 concerts to her credit.  Juliana’s musical professionalism is exhibited in her approach to each concert, where she builds a new show to explore a particular theme or musical idea. Most recently her concert “Metropolis” explored musical interpretations of Sao Paulo, her home-town in Brazil. In the relatively short time since Juliana arrived in WA in 2009, she has built up a considerable following, and can be consistently be relied upon to draw a good audience on any day of the week. Juliana’s sound is an authentic Brazilian Jazz fusion with a strong element of Bossa Nova tradition. Her mastery of her genre makes her one of very few artists in her area and a real asset to the music industry in WA. Juliana is well-known to the Jazz musician community in WA, and she performs with some of our best musicians, including a number of former students and current teachers from WAAPA. Juliana also recently performed at the Inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival 2013. ” –
  • – Alexis Courtin – WAM – The Western Australian Music Industry Association Inc. – Project Officer. Perth- August 2013
  • ” I have known Juliana Areias since March 2009 when, as Program Manager at Kulcha Multicultural Arts I booked her first concert in Western Australia. Since then I have remained in contact with Juliana and followed her work and career with interest. I have attended a number of her performances over that time and have been instrumental in arranging some of her gigs; including Live @ Woodside, a concert at St John of God Hospital, and most recently the “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” concert at The Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of the gallery’s 2013 AGWA Night Series in partnership with WAM. Juliana is a fine vocalist and a true asset to the diversity of the Western Australian musical scene. In addition, in all her engagements I have noted that Juliana is consistently professional in her approach. This professionalism extends from her dedication to high-quality musical performance, and also includes attention to the practical aspects of managing, promoting, and producing her shows.”
    • –  Garry Lee – City of Perth – Sunday Piazza Live Concert Series – Perth – August 2013
    •  “Juliana Areias project combines international influences with local musicianship in a way that engages with current WA audiences.” 

IMG_3234– The West Australian –  Today – Out & About – Wednesday 24 July 2013  -Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s –  PICA Salon  2013 – featuring the “Little Counter”-  interactive sculpture by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – beside Juliana Areias at the article. PICA Salon Crop 2 - Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Juliana Areias 20 July 2013

Channel 10 – Nacional TV – ” The Project ” – 19 July 2013 – 7pm – at the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyong Exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA –  WAM night –  Juliana Areias show. –  The Art Gallery of Western Australia – “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond ” Exhibition – WAM night featuring Brazilian Beats and Beyond with Juliana Areias – Article by Angela King  from The Art Gallery of Western Australia – July 2013

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X-Press Magazine – page 6-7,  Juliana Areias, AGWA Nights Air Supply … WAM has – once again – teamed up with The Art Gallery Of Western Australia … Next up supporting the current Van Gogh, Dalí & Beyond: A World Reimagined exhibition is Juliana Areias. –  3 July 2013

– Channel 9 TV –  28 June 2013 – 6pm at the Perth Winter Arts Season – at the Perth Town Hall. Review by Garry Lee –  The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia JGSSWA # 142, June 2013 – Page 3.  Re. Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries Trio – Collaboratory Series for The Perth Jazz Society at the Ellington Jazz Club on 1 may. Read it here.

  • “Juliana Areias is proving be a band leader and musical “activist” who makes things happen.” 

Review by Garry Lee The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia #142 June 2013 Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries Trio 1 The West Australian Seven Days Magazine – 18-25  May 2013 – Social Eyes – page 14 – guest of  The Coppelia Salon hosted by Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. Coppelia Salon The weekend West 7 Days Magazine 18May 2013 Radar magazine logo– Radar Magazine –  May 22 – 2013article about the Brazilian scene at the 1st The Perth International Jazz Festival.  RAdar Magazine page Andy-Snelling-Sergio-Garrido-Adam-Springuetti-Juliana-Areias-Marcio-Mendes-Peter-Barr – Radar Magazine – Article about Juliana Areias and Victoria Newton Program change of the Perth International Jazz Festival – 25 May 2013 Radar Magazine Change of Programa Juliana Areias Perth International Jazz Festival Victoria Newton b.Nova logo– Interview for B.Nova – Website specialized in Bossa Nova Worldwide – April 17th – 2013 – Interview  / Profile page .

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– RTR FM 92.1 – Perth – 1) Radio Interview , original broadcasting and live RTR FM logoperformance about Transglobal Express Concert  – Breakfast with Peter Barr – Wednesday 16 January 2013 – 8.14am ( 2’11 starting)/  Nadeah – Nouvelle Vague. + 2)  6/4 RTR FM  Global Rhythm Pot – 45 minutes interview and live performance talking about  RODA DE CHORO Show  and Samba de gafieira  at Kulcha Arts on 30/4 and  3) RTR FM – Nostalgia – Jazz on 14/4 – 8.30-9am presented by Arch Currie.  4) RTR FM 21/5 –  10.30am – With Marcio Mendes and Perth Samba Social Club talking about The 1st Perth International Jazz Festival.

– The West Australian Regional – JOSH ZIMMERMAN South Western TimesMarch 7, 2013 – “Bunbury dances into the Latin spirit” Article

Bunbury dances into the Latin spirit

JOSH ZIMMERMANSouth Western Times
Bunbury dances into the Latin spirit Credit: South Western Times

The City of Bunbury comes alive with the rhythm of Latin music when the Viva Bunbury street fiesta hits town next Wednesday, March 13.

In the true spirit of Carnival, live music and world class entertainment is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away.

Viva Bunbury is an exciting Latin street party held in the centre of the CBD on Victoria Street and boasts a truly stunning range of entertainment which has to be seen to be believed.

Stilt dancing and puppetry by Bizircus is complemented by Latin music from Bossanova Baby Juliana Areias and firm Viva favourites Sambalicious, a Latin American dance company.

Learn the basics of Latin American dance from professional dancers Kuerazo and take advantage of the opportunity to introduce yourself to international fitness craze Zumba Party.

All that foot stomping and hand clapping is sure to work up an appetite, so drop in and see celebrity chefs Daniela and Stefania from My Kitchen Rules, cooking Latin American favourites paella and churros.

Organised entertainment aside, Viva Bunbury provides a family friendly environment perfect for watching and sampling some of the city’s finest cuisine.

Restaurants and cafes along the Victoria Street strip will offer Latin-inspired menus and more than 160 additional tables and chairs will turn the road into an alfresco dining paradise.

Viva Bunbury features four stages, two dance floors and no shortage of action.

Victoria Street will be closed to traffic between Clifton and Eliot Streets from 2pm until midnight, with the festivities kicking off at 5.30pm.

Viva is an alcohol-free, family friendly event.

– The Drum Media Magazine #312 Page 28 – 1 November 2012 SBS Radio Interview – Sydney 97.7FM , Melbourne (96.9 FM -Perth)Canberra and Wollongong by Rui Bernardes in Portuguese – 15 Sept 2012 about Sydney tour – Ritmo Festival in Darling Harbour (interview with Juliana Frantz about the Festival). – Live performance at Vibez Brazil – 89.7 Eastside FM – Sydney – 18/9 with Raphael Brasil,  Marcio Mendes, Leandro Cezarino, Gabriela Soares and Oscar Jimenez.  – ABC’s Limelight Online Magazine July 2012 – Fremantle Herald – Herald Arts – Saturday 12 November 2011 – Page 39

Live things are a few beats per minute too fast and you lose some subtlety trying to grab people’s attention. …… and The Fremantle Festival, Juliana Areias brings her authentic Brazilian voice, …… BEYOND THE DARKSIDE: MAY 7 Perth Concert Hall ….. AGWA ANNOUNCE NEXT ART BAR LINE-UPS Art Gallery of WA have …

– FP Falamos Portugues Magazine – October/November 2011 (Sydney Australia) RTR FM logoRTR 92.1 FM Radio – Nostalgia presented by Arch Currie – 30 October 2011 – Juliana Areias singing One Note Samba.  Listen to it here (02:17:24sec to 02.23.25sec – last 1/4 of the Program). Juliana Areias – Sydney Tour –  SBS Radio interview to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wollongong  (by Rui Bernardes in Portuguese) – 13 Sept 2011.  Listen to SBS Radio  Interview –  Juliana Areias – The Bossa Nova Baby Concert premier – 7 September 2011.: interview in Portuguese by Brazilian Jornalist Pablo Nacer  ( Sydney – Australia) and  The Bossa Nova Queen at the Ellingtons by FunGuyPaul – FP Falamos Portugues Magazine – July/August  2011 (Sydney Australia) Juliana Areias – A borderless voice (Text in English below the images)

Juliana Areias – A borderless voice Talent, versatility and determination Translation by Sue Burns Passionately determined to show the richness of Brazilian Music and aiming to unite diverse cultural backgrounds through her art, Juliana Areias (singer/songwriter) is expanding her work throughout Australia. After the success of her  show “Ginga Brazil” at Kulcha –  the Multicultural Arts Centre of Western Australia, Fremantle Festival and Sunset @ Subi Concert Series, singer Juliana Areias has also conquered the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth – one of the most respected Jazz venues of the Australian Music circuit. She first performed there on April 20th, accompanied by some of the best and most versatile musicians in town: guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Pete Jeavons, pianist Tal Cohen, drummer Mike Boase and Brazilian percussionist Marcio Mendes. Her repertoire comprises the best of traditional and contemporary Brazilian Music including songs by Tom Jobim, Djavan, Pixinguinha, Chico Buarque, João Bosco, Lenine, Arlindo Cruz, Ceu and also original songs such as “ Mare Cheia “ (Full Tide) and “Flecha de Oxossi” (Oxossi’s Arrow). Juliana explains: “The Ginga Brazil show is inspired by the Brazilian spirit and soul; its ability to reinvent itself is infinite.  Ginga is a Brazilian word that describes the signature element, the malleable bilateral motion and spirit that Brazilians present in everyday life – always keeping in rhythm. It is present in the way we walk, dance, talk, sing, play, love, live, face problems, adapt and achieve our dreams. In the show, we go beyond the clichés showing the public the whole spectrum and diversity of Brazilian music and at the same time, encouraging the fusion of Brazilian Ginga with the Australian Ginga because it is the mixture of influences that makes Brazilian music – and music in general –  interesting. ” Juliana was born of a mix of two cities: São Paulo and Salvador. She was born in Avenida Paulista on a Saturday evening during Carnival. Her father composed a samba to celebrate her arrival. During her adolescence, living in Sao Paulo, she began her career as an actress and gained the nickname “Bossa Nova Baby” by the renowned journalist, Ruy Castro, due to her unusual love for bossa. She lived for a few months in Brasilia, and at 17, she purposely went to Salvador to live in the same street where Vinicius de Moraes used to live,  in Itapuã Lighthouse Suburb.  It was there that she first performed as a singer and from then on she’s never looked back. She went to Switzerland and began travelling the world. She performed at events such as Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Cairo International Song Festival in Egypt as well as the America’s Cup and the Auckland Festival, both held in New Zealand. Juliana Areias says she is happy to bring her music to Australia and enjoys the challenges of being a pioneer: “Compared to other places like Europe, where the Brazilian music market has had a tradition for over 30 years, everything is still new here. I see a great future for Brazilian music here and increasing responsiveness from the public, producers, the Australian media and art lovers.” The next step for Juliana, the singer, is to consolidate her work in Perth and tour other cities in Australia and Asia. She looks forward to producing her new album with original songs, and collaborative works developed along her fabulous life’s journey with musical partners from around the world. The talent and remarkable presence of Juliana attracts partnerships with Brazilian companies established in Australia: the brands; Daniela Collection (Jewellery), Totem (represented by Melko, based in Melbourne), Carmen Steffens and Oi Exchange. In conjunction with her music, Juliana Areias unites her multiple passions. Juliana conducts research and projects relating to the history and music of Brazil. She’s presented seminars throughout Europe, has worked for the University of Auckland as a Brazilian Music Expert and currently writes articles for magazines and her own website, . Juliana still devotes part of her time towards the development of the local Brazilian community, being one of the inspiring, founders and current vice president of the newly formalised Brazil WA – The Brazilian Association of Western Australia Inc. ( ). – TESTIMONIAL by Leigh Jarrett | PAN International – Australia,  March 2011

  •  “As the producer of sunset@subi; the City of Subiaco’s free concert series, I was delighted to discover the beautiful and talented Juliana Areias. Juliana’s experience is extensive and shows in her very polished but relaxed performance style. The promise of something special had a large audience turn up to be treated to an afternoon of stunning classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusions and originals, which had even the most reserved up and dancing and clapping along to the infectious rhythms. Juliana has put together a band of  accomplished and passionate musicians who perfectly compliment Juliana in creating a truly authentic sound and memorable experience.” 

Radar Magazine – Social Radar – March 2011 (Sydney – Australia) FP Falamos Portugues Magazine, What’s on -Events – November 2010 to March 2011 (Sydney Australia) The Western Australia , The Wire Mag , 23 September 2010 (Perth, Australia)

So Brazil at the Havaianas Botequim So Brazil Duo (Juliana Areias and Jose Henrique Alves) and guest musician Rick Gonçalves joined a cast of Perth celebrities and entrepreneurs in the launch of the Havaianas Botequim on 16 March 2010, at Cottesloe Beach, in Perth. The event was awesome, as Havaianas decided to launch its version of a Brazilian beach Botequim (a very laid back bar selling drinks and traditional finger food) alongside the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. So Brazil entertained the guests with a selection of songs that made everybody dance, while the catering service provided extra energy via generous servings of água de côco (coconut juice), pão de queijo (cheese balls) and feijoada (black beans with rice). The event made the social pages of several local newspapers (Below: scan from The West Australian,  “Out & About” in their Style section – 17/3/2010).

Media releases of So Brazil Concerts at Salt on the beach – Perth, Australia –  December 2009/January 2010

Sunday Times Magazine 21/12/2009 – Perth, Australia.
Western Suburbs Weekly 8/12/2009 – Perth, Australia.
Fremantle Herald – 5/12/2009 – Perth, Australia.

Media release of  So Brazil’s Debut Concert  – Perth, Australia – July 2009

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Western Suburbs Weekly 21/7/2009 – Perth, Australia.

– ABC Radio Interview and life performance of So Brazil – 720 Afternoon Program presented by Geraldine Mellet . Produced by Rosemary Greenham . PR Roberta Alves. Review of Aquarela  – Brazilian Jazz Band Concert –  Perth, Australia – March 2009Aquarela news review e capa

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X Press Magazine March 2009 – Perth, Australia.
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A Tribuna -7/10/2007 – Sao Carlos-SP -Brazil  – Juliana Areias ‘ passion for Genealogy

Performances with Bel Bossa and Brisa Louca – Auckland, New Zealand – 2005-2007

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A Voz do Brazil – December 2005 – Auckland, New Zealand

Performing as a special guest of Corcovado Band – Piha, New Zealand –  December 2004.

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Karekare Community News – December 2004/January2005 – New Zealand.

Performance with Soul Brasil – Auckland, New Zealand – 2002

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Performing with Vox Nova Latin Quartet –  Auckland, New Zealand – 2001.

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Performing with Mombasa Jazz Emsemble – Auckland, New Zealand  – 2001

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Miscellanious – Festival flyers and Media releases – Auckland, New Zealand – 2001-2007

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Publication and invitation of the launch of the ” Showing the way – Curitiba: citizen city” – held by the New Zealand Government’s Parliamentary Comissioner for the enviroment – Auckland, New Zealand – 2002 .

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Media Releases and Publications of the “Free Samba” Project of  The University of Auckland, directed by Christopher Naughton – Auckland, New Zealand – 2000-2003

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Recording of 2 Cds for  Marcio Catunda – Brazilian poet and diplomatic “Anima Lirica CD” – Geneva, Switzerland – 1997-2000

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Media release of the Brazilian Music and history conference series, directed by Paulo Freire House Association – Geneva, Swuitzerland – 1999

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Official Program of  the Cairo International Festival – Cairo, Egypt – 1999

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Media release and review of Jazz Brazil Concert – Geneva, Switzerland – 1997

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GHI – 20/3/1997 – Geneva, Switzerland.

“Atelier do Ivo Gato” in the official program of the ” Lidia de Oxum, uma Opera Negra” ( Lidia of Oxum, a Black Opera Musical), directed by Paulo Dourado – Salvador, Bahia – 1995

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Media release and review of the play ” A Bruxinha que era boa” ( The witch who was good”) directed by Walcyr Carrasco. Sao Paulo, Brazil – April- July 1991.

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FOlha de SP/Veja SP/ Folha da Tarde/ Jornal da Tarde/ Diario Popular – Sao Paulo, Brazil – April/June 1991

Media release of the play “TIANNENMEN” directed by Luiz Gustavo Alves.  Sao Paulo, Brazil – June – July 1991. In the main photo, Juliana Areias playing a chinese actress student playing Hamlet’s mother, the queen who dies at the end of this famous Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Folha da Tarde 4/6/1991 – Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil

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