Perth music scene brings people together – The Ladies of Latin Jazz Concert – Press release

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THE LADIES OF LATIN JAZZ PICNIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016 6pm-9pm

ST.GEORGE’S COLLEGE (QUADRANGLE), 44 MOUNTS BAY RD, CRAWLEY (Opposite UWA)

Tickets and information : https://www.trybooking.com/220544

Perth music scene brings people together

The Ladies of Latin Jazz celebrate Perth’s vibrant musical melting pot with a picnic concert at UWA St. George’s College Quadrangle

Latin jazz chanteuses Brenda Lee and Juliana Areias will perform together with the cream of Western Australia’s jazz instrumentalists on Saturday, 3rd December. The event is supported by cultural sponsorship from the European Union.

PERTH, November, 2016 – They have come from different corners of the world to meet in Perth and share their love for Latin jazz and their common Portuguese cultural heritage. Brenda Lee grew up in Malacca and moved to Perth in her early teens. Brazilian singer Juliana Areias has been performing overseas for the past

twenty years and decided to call Perth home in 2007.

_ We were both invited by Fremantle musician Mike Burns to perform at the World Portuguese Music Festival “6 Continentes”. It was then that I first heard Brenda singing in Cristao Portuguese from Malacca and I was enchanted by her performance. – said Juliana Areias.

_ I’ve always loved bossa nova and thought that it would be great to perform with Juliana, the Bossa Nova Baby. We are excited to present this open-air, picnic style concert in the beautiful grounds of Perth’s oldest university college with the support of the European Union Centre for Global Affairs at Adelaide University as well. – said Brenda Lee.

The Ladies of Latin Jazz will present an evening of passion and elegance, celebrating timeless Latin jazz classics such as “ The Girl from Ipanema”, “Besame Mucho”, “La Vie en Rose” and “Autumn Leaves” – performed in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese – from Brazil and from Malacca. The concert will also feature the legendary guitarist Ray Walker, saxophonist/flautist Paul Millard and drummer Chris Tarr. Together on stage they will invite the audiences to sway and immerse their senses in the enchanting and sultry rhythms of Latin Jazz – Samba, Bossa Nova, Bolero, Swing, Salsa and Montuno.

Perth’s very own Ladies of Latin Jazz have been delighting audiences worldwide. Brenda has performed in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, New York and Canada. Juliana Areias, known as the “Bossa NovaBaby”, was recently featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National. Juliana’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London, Auckland Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival, Kings Park Festival, and at Darling Harbour for over 30,000 people.

THE LADIES OF LATIN JAZZ PICNIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016 6pm-9pm

ST.GEORGE’S COLLEGE (QUADRANGLE), 44 MOUNTS BAY RD, CRAWLEY (Opposite UWA)

Tickets and information : https://www.trybooking.com/220544

WAM Award – Best World Music Act 2016 – Nominees

Congratulations to all WAM Award nominees! Best World Music Act 2016 –Eastwinds, Grace Barbé, Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby and Soukouss Internationale ! Thank you WAM for this new nomination! See you all at the party on the 4th of November! Wamfest

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THE LADIES OF LATIN JAZZ PICNIC CONCERT

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THE LADIES OF LATIN JAZZ PICNIC CONCERT 

SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016    6pm-9pm 

ST.GEORGE’S COLLEGE (QUADRANGLE), 44 MOUNTS BAY RD, CRAWLEY (Opposite UWA)   BOOK NOW

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

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 Bronton Ainsworth.

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.

With a sensational repertoire in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, the concert also brings a rare opportunity to discover the captivating sounds of Cristao from Malacca, a 16th Century Portuguese language, the rich legacy of Portugal’s historical empire in Malacca Straits since 1511.

Perth’s very own Ladies of Latin Jazz have been delighting audiences worldwide. Brenda Lee is a West Australian Eurasian of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and Irish descent who has lived in Perth since her early teens. Brenda has also performed in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, New York and Canada. Brazilian born Juliana Areias, known as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, was recently featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National. Juliana’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London, Auckland Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival, Kings Park Festival, and in Darling Harbour for over 30,000 people.

Enjoy a passion filled evening sharing a picnic with friends, family and special ones as we immerse our senses in the wonderful rhythms of Latin Jazz.

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* Doors open 6pm. Concert starts 6.30pm. Be early, find a nice spot and enjoy the sunset.

* CDs available.

* Address: St George’s College Quadrangle 44 Mounts Bay Rd. Crawley (opposite UWA).

* Public parking available at Park Avenue and UWA car park

* BYO picnic (rug, food, wine, etc.)

* Mouth-watering home made gourmet sausages by Franks Furts available for sale.

* Delicious coffee, ice cream and sweet treats by Bee Delighted available for sale.

* Free for Children up to 12 years.

* Early Bird Tickets $25 per adult. $30 at the door and after online close

* Concession Cards (student, pensioner) $20

* 10% Discount for groups of 10 adult tickets.

*  Pre-booking recommended via https://www.trybooking.com/220544.

For more information visit brendaleejazz.com.au and julianaareias.com

Contact Details:

Juliana Areias juliana@julianaareias.com ph: +61 405 279 160

Brenda Lee info@brendaleejazz.com.au ph: +61 403 499 617

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Tuning all your senses

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Tune into  RTR 92.1 FM – Global Rhythm Pot tomorrow , Saturday 1/7  12.15pm for an exclusive live interview with Juliana Areias, talking about her special performance at the Cine Vivo2016 Latino Film Festival Launch Party – as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival featuring Samba de Gafieira music and dance.

The party will happen on Friday 8th July – 9pm at the Queens Building in the heart of the city , encourages the public to experience all the colors, sounds, movement and tastes of Latin America through all the senses. The event presents Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby band with special guest Nico Bahamonde ; Samba de Gafieira dance performance  by Juan Rando Dance Academy teachers Alessandra Claro & Juan Rando and their students;  Art Exhibition ” Terra Incognita” and Brazilian food.

“I am very excited and proud to see this festival – which started at my friend Rafael Baro‘s  house,  five years ago, becoming part of the calendar of the city and part of the program of the most prominent International Film Festival of Western Australia, the Revelation Film Festival !  This is Perth, the city  where  cinema, music, dance, visual arts and culture converge.  Let’s immerse ourselves! ” – invites Juliana Areias. 

*** Party Address: 97 – William St, Perth CBD – (Queens Building Upstairs, corner with Murray St ). BOOK NOW

*** Tip: if you buy a ticket for the Brazilian movie “Bull Neon” shown at Cinema Paradiso 6.30pm before the party, bring your ticket to the party and you can have a $5 discount when pre-purchasing your ticket for the Party Launch at this link above. Act now!

Juliana Areias & Brenda Lee following their hearts – “Coração Show “

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– Saturday 25 June 7-10pm at the Ellington Jazz Club  BOOK NOW – (191 Beauford St. North Perth ph : (08) 9228 1088 )

– Sunday 26 June 4-7pm at the Fremantle Jazz – Navy Club (64 High St. Fremantle (08) 9330 3491 )

Join us for some heartfelt Latin jazz pieces featuring Juliana Areias and Brenda Lee’ first collaboration.

Coração means ‘heart’ in Portuguese and conjures universal feelings of love and warmth. Juliana of Brazilian and Brenda of Malacca-Portuguese heritage share their love of music in a heart-warming performance of Latin jazz, samba, bolero, montuno and bossanova in Portuguese (Brazil), French and Cristão (Malacca).

Coração will also feature the talent of Ray Walker guitar, Paul Millard sax/flute and  Bronton Ainsworth drums/percussion.

Come on down, bring those dancing shoes and a tissue or two for the weepy ones!

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Tour in Paradise – Cairns – Queensland – Australia

1 a CairnsTanks Arts Centre Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Jazz Up North SeriesThank you Cairns! We had an amazing time perfoming at this fantastic venue, the Tanks Arts Centre in the middle of Cairns Botanic Gardens! Thank you The Tanks Team for your superb work on production and warm welcome. Thank you Tony Hillier and the Department of Culture and the Arts WA for supporting our tour. It is always a pleasure to share the stage with these super inspiring and positive vibe musicians – Paul Millard, Ray Walker, Shai Martin, Joe Southwell and Bronton Ainsworth.  Thank you to all of you who went there! Beautiful people, place, music, spirit and laughter! A time to be remembered, a tour in paradise.

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Jazz it Up – Bossa Nova Baby Show at The Jazz Up North Series – Cairns – Queensland

IMG_9555Juliana Areias  announces her first performance at Far North Queensland, presenting the Bossa Nova Baby show at the Tanks Art Centre  as part of the 10th Jazz Up North Series on Friday  3rd of June 2016, sharing the Tank Arts Centre  with The Cat Empire.

Thanks to the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia, she is bringing her full band from Perth  to Cairns featuring the legendary  saxophonist/flutist Paul Millard and guitarist Ray Walker as well as some of the most exciting Australian new talents  pianist Shai Martin, bassist Joe Southwell and drummer Bronton Ainsworth.

Cairns, get ready to party Bossa Nova Baby style.

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CAIRNS LIFE MAGAZINE FEATURE ARTICLE – JULIANA AREIAS

MAY 2016 EDITION

by Dina Amin

Cairnslife Magazine May 2016 Juliana Areias 1Calling all jazz and Bossa Nova aficionados, Perth-based singer Juliana Areias will be heading up north in June for a very special and intimate performance as part of the 2016 Jazz Up North Series at Tanks Arts Centre. Brazilian-born Juliana has an ardent passion for her musical heritage. Her performances are a manifestation of her love for Bossa Nova, Samba, Tango and jazz, each composed as a dialogue between traditional and contemporary forms.

The effervescent songstress is looking forward to bringing her unique style to North Queensland for her first ever performance at Tanks. “Brazilian music is my passion, my cultural identity, my artistic language and the gift I can share with the world,” she enthuses. “My friend – the singer Tara Tiba – has performed at Tanks Arts Centre before and told me that it was one of the best venues she has performed at in Australia. I cannot wait to experience it!”

The performance will provide Juliana with the opportunity to showcase music from her debut album Bossa Nova Baby, a melting pot of Brazilian jazz that has been earning her rave reviews. “It features 12 songs co-written with superb musicians around the globe,” says Juliana. “It was arranged, produced and performed by some of the best jazz musicians in Perth and Melbourne, including Pete Jeavons, Doug De Vries, Graham Wood, Ray Walker, Paul Millard, Marcio Mendes, Chris Tarr and Cathie Travers.”

The album has been embraced by audiences and even featured on national radio, which has meant a great deal to Juliana, validating her attempts to universalise Brazilian music and make it more accessible to Australian audiences. Since moving to Perth – after years of living in New Zealand and Europe – she has been determined to integrate Brazilian jazz into the Aussie psyche, something she has not only been succeeding with, but also making impressive impressions on fans and critics alike.

The main difference between Australian and European audiences is that European audiences have been exposed to Brazilian Jazz for decades,” explains Juliana. “In New Zealand and Australia, Brazilian jazz is still quite new. Australian audiences are similarly appreciative though, extremely receptive and keen to discover what it is all about…I couldn’t be happier performing to audiences here and with the support of the Australian music industry as well.”

Juliana’s upcoming Cairns’ show will feature original music from her debut Bossa Nova Baby, plus contemporary arrangements of Latin jazz standards. She will be joined by her band, a selection of inspired jazz musicians, including young pianist Shai Martin  and legendary guitarist Ray Walker.

Don’t miss out when Juliana Areias performs for one night only at Tanks Arts Centre on Friday 3rd June as part of the Jazz Up North Series. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketlink.

For more information, please visit www.tanksartscentre.com

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Show  Fri 3rd June 2016

@ Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns- QLD – Jazz Up North Series

  • Cost: $25 / $20 (CONC)
  • Doors: 6.30pm
  • Show starts: 7.30pm
  • Venue: Tank 3 (one night only)
  • Rating: PG
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Looking Glass – Art Reflections

Juliana Areias Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Linton & Kay 2016Thursday 5 May – Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Opening  at Linton & Kay Gallery – St George Terrace – 6pm.  Exhibition to be opened by Jude van der Merwe, with a performance of “Belas Artes”  by Juliana Areias accompanied by guitarist  Mark Shanahan.

Geoffrey Drake Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Pink Squares Linton & Kay GalleryAfter many years of making large-scale public artworks like Totem at the Perth Arena, Drake-Brockman’s first commercial gallery exhibition in over a decade showcases painting, static sculpture and interactive installation. The prominently placed reflective surface is a key motif of the artist—and serves to embed the viewer into the artwork, and to signal the possibility of a portal into another world. With his background in Computer Science, these other worlds are virtual, futuristic domains which evoke “Robot Mythologies”—stories about emotional bridges between real people and created beings.

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Looking Glass Solo Exhibition

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*Photo from The Western Australian Article – Through the Looking Glass . 

The song “Belas Artes”  ( Fine Arts) was co-composed by Doug De Vries & Juliana Areias as part of the Bossa Nova Baby Album. It talks about Geoffrey’s art works and how Juliana Areias perceives his life and inspirations as an artist. It is also about how Geoffrey’s art works are making Perth and the world more interesting and how his work and love reflect – like mirrows – on Juliana’s  personal and artist life -even before their first encounter.

Listen and see the lyrics and translation of “Belas Artes” 

Song 3 Belas Artes Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby

BELAS ARTES ( FINE ARTS)
Entre as nuvens do céu
sobre as ondas do mar
paira o olhar do meu amor
até chegar, até pousar no meu
e me encantar, me desvendar, me namorar
Boa nova é viver
bela nova é amar , ah!
e me encontrar no fundo do seu olhar
que tem o dom de transformar o que vê
No espelho do céu
bailarina a girar
em espirais e origamis,
pétalas ou diamantes
que se abrem pelo ar, vão pelo ar…
Canto e conto você
e me deixo contar
linhas e luz, curvas e sombras
a mão esboça, o corpo brilha
e se extasia de alegria com você
Nossa história que tem
tanta história e vem
de antes de, em si, se encontrar
árvore e banco no mesmo lugar
divagar, respirar e sentir a paisagem
Barchetta, portal, luar
silhueta, capela ao mar
rubro amuleto
pulsar do peito
milagre feito de amor
Com ardor, sem pudor
inconvencional
bel sabor surreal
filmes, romance renascente em tal ritual
tudo em um, sobre a pele em contrastes
Magritte salta no mar
de Afrodite, petite mort
Joana D’arc
beija Da Vinci
tableaux vivants d’amour
ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Between the clouds of the sky
on the waves of the sea
hovers the gaze of my love
until coming to, until landing on me
and charming me, unravelling me, courting me
Good news is to live
beautiful news is to love, Ah!
and encounter myself at the bottom of your eyes
that have the gift of transforming what they see
In the mirror of the sky
ballerina spinning
in spirals and origamis,
petals or diamonds
that open in the air, flying through the air…
I sing and recount to you
and let myself be counted
lines and light, curves and shade
the hand draws, the body shines
in ecstasy of joy with you
Our history which has
so much history and begins
before our first encounter
tree and bench in one place
meander, breathe and feel the landscape
Barchetta, portal, moonlight
silhouette, chapel of the sea
red amulet
pulsating breast
miracle made of love
Ardently, unabashedly
unconventional
belle savour surreal
films, romance renascent in such ritual
all in one, on the skin in contrasts
Magritte jumps into the sea
of Aphrodite, petite mort
Joan of Arc
kisses Da Vinci
tableaux vivants of love

 

Surprise Surprise

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Tropical Travels show full house. What a “funtastic” groovy night thanks to these amazing musicians and our superb crowd! From left to right: Eduardo Ruaro, Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, surprise special guest Jose-Henrique Alves ( Washington DC/ Brazil), Paul Millard and Bronton Ainsworth. Photo taken by Roberta Oliveira-Alves at The Ellington Jazz Club – Perth – Saturday 2/4/2016.

Juliana Areias and Jose-Henrique Alves used to be the So Brazil Duo.  After over 5 years away from Perth, Roberta Oliveira-Alves & Jose-Henrique Alves Family are back for a holiday. Of course, we celebrate with music!

Coracao show Brenda Lee and Juliana Areias Poster 3Next stop, Jazz Up North Festival in Cains on Friday, the 3rd of June, performing along side with  Kate Ceberano and then back to the Ellington Jazz Club on Saturday, the 25th June for a beautiful new collaboration – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby & Brenda Lee Jazz presenting the show “CORACAO” ( Heart in Portuguese). We are looking forward to having you there!

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Contemporary dialogue between bossa nova, Jazz, pop, funk, rock, samba, choro, forro, MPB and tango

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