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Corona Virus kills Aldir Blanc in Rio.

Corona Vírus mata Aldir Blanc no Rio – um dos maiores letristas brasileiros. Não há palavras para substituir sua vida e suas próprias palavras…”O Brazil não conhece o Brasil. O Brazil está matando o Brasil” . O Brasil literalmente “De frente pro crime”.

Corona Virus kills Aldir Blanc in Rio – one of Brazil’s greatest lyricists… No words to replace his life and his own words: “Brazil is killing Brasil. From Brazil S.O.S to Brasil.” Brazil literally facing the crime.

Song: De Frente pro Crime by João Bosco e Aldir Blanc.

Recorded at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2 March 2020
Copacabana & All that Samba Concert – Juliana Areias & Marvio Ciribelli

Featuring
Juliana Areias – voice
Márvio Ciribelli – Keys
Mulish Piochaud – Bass
Josh Baldwin – Drums
Flavio Peres – drums
Production by Brendan Fitzgerald -Emotion Productions

http://www.julianaareias.com

Brazil does not deserves Brazil. Bye Bye Aldir. Bye Bye Brazil…

“O Brasil vai se despedindo aos poucos. Mataram a democracia, a bandeira, o hino, os símbolos nacionais e, agora, com o auxílio inestimável do coronavírus, vão eliminando o povo.

Não é preciso dizer quem é o sujeito dessas ações. Você sabe, eu sei, todos sabem.

Quando Aldir Blanc foi pego pelo coronavírus e precisou da solidariedade de amigos para ser internado em uma UTI, eu tive medo. ‘Aldir, não’, pensava eu, na solidão cidadã que se alastrou por este território outrora denominado país.

Aldir, o maior letrista brasileiro – o gentílico se aplica a ele com singela delicadeza -, dono de mais de 500 canções em parcerias com os maiores melodistas desta terra, vivia uma vida franciscana para a monumentalidade de direitos autorais a que teria direito. O autor de “O Bêbado e a Equilibrista” não tinha plano de saúde.

Foi através do apelo de sua filha Isabel que uma rede de amigos se uniu para prestar solidariedade – em meio ao caos sanitário que massacra o Brasil -, agilizando a transferência do compositor para uma UTI.

Foi um dos gestos mais bonitos de carinho que já testemunhei. Ali, pôde-se ver um Brasil que ainda não acabou completamente – e o quanto Aldir Blanc e a família Blanc são amados por quem sabe reconhecer a luta pela democracia, pela arte e pela liberdade.

O drama da família Blanc é o drama de todos nós brasileiros, órfãos de país, órfãos de democracia, órfãos de memória. A esposa de Aldir, Mari, está internada com o coronavírus neste momento. Não haverá despedidas.

Qual dor pode ser maior do que essa?

Eu respondo: a dor de passar por esta catástrofe sanitária – revestida de desumano isolamento afetivo – e ainda ser massacrado todos os dias por um genocida que mata, debocha, provoca e mente.

Quem ama a arte, a democracia e a vida humana está, neste momento, despedaçado pelo volume colossal de horrores promovido pelo Estado brasileiro.

Aos poucos, o Brasil – aquele Brasil que um dia foi imaginado e experimentado por todos nós – vai nos deixando em definitivo, sob a perplexidade de uma sociedade que aparentemente desaprendeu a reagir.

Eu choro a morte de Aldir Blanc com toda a dor institucional que dilacera meu coração. Para mim, não morre apenas um dos maiores compositores da história deste Brasil em extinção, mas um ser humano adorável, pai, marido e amigo querido daqueles que tiveram o privilégio de cruzar o seu caminho.

O Brasil não merece o Brasil. O Brasil está matando o Brasil.

A morte de Aldir não é apenas a morte de Aldir: é um aviso para que saiamos desse imobilismo chocante e confrontemos aqueles que nos matam todos os dias, através do ódio e da política da vingança.

Esse Brasil que vai se despedindo não irá mais voltar. Moraes Moreira, Rubem Fonseca, Aldir Blanc vão levando consigo parte das nossas identidades. A responsabilidade, agora, é construir um outro Brasil, igualmente forte, pujante e pleno de cultura e ousadia – mas inexoravelmente novo e distinto.

Este Brasil que se despede sequer é mencionado por este governo que nos assaltou e tenta nos arrancar o futuro todos os dias. Eles ignoram e detestam o Brasil democrático que superou a ditadura sangrenta com as músicas de Aldir Blanc. É uma sensação terrível de desterro, abandono e violência.

A morte de Aldir nos arremessa nessa realidade dramática que se confunde com a imensa dor pela perda de sua vida.

Ouçamos a obra de Aldir. Leiamos suas crônicas. Saudemos seu legado como o registro do melhor Brasil de todos os tempos, o Brasil que esmagou militares golpistas com arte e esperança equilibrista.

E que transformemos seu legado em energia política e artística para virar esse jogo mais uma vez. Ele iria gostar disso.”

Gustavo Conde

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Commentary on Call for $750m rescue package for coronavirus-hit Australian arts – The Guardian Article

As a performing artist active and based in Australia, contributing positively to the growth of Australia Economy, Arts and Culture for over 10 years, like thousands of Artists in this country, I was one of the first affected by the necessary restrictions made to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus, which closed all live music venues since 16th March 2020. This has not only cancelled and postponed all live performances since then, but most venues have not been able to pay for the performances and concerts already done since February yet. We understand how serious the situation is and we support the venues, as we value them and we want them to survive.

The Arts sector is never mentioned as per say we don’t exist, we don’t count, we are useless, art is not essential in any society… however, we are always expected to survive somehow and to keep providing “free entertainment” to the population, making online live stream performances, new songs, new stories, new collaborations, begging for “donations” to keep producing art.

In this period of isolation at home or in every day “normal” life really, we humans rely on the arts sector to keep us happy, motivated, inspired, thinking, questioning… Every time we hear a song, watch a movie, enjoy a dance, read a book, admire a painting, a sculpture, a photo, a drawing, a video, a game… all this “content” is made by artists, these people who don’t exist…

Thank you for the mention. Thank for the action. I hope we can be treated with dignity.

We do exist, we count, we are worthy, we are essential in any society and even more during this time of crisis.

Juliana Areias

Read The Guardian Article: Call for $750m rescue package for coronavirus-hit Australian arts

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/call-for-750m-rescue-package-for-coronavirus-hit-australian-arts

Survey finds 58% of respondents support government help for the industry and just 24% oppose it

The arts industry is worth $15bn annually to the economy but most of its 193,600 workers have been excluded from the jobkeeper program. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

The Australia Institute is calling for a $750m rescue package for the arts industry after the closure of pubs, clubs, theatres and recital halls left almost 200,000 creative arts workers out of a job.

The arts industry is worth $15bn annually to the national economy but most of its 193,600 workers have been excluded from the federal government’s $130bn jobkeeper wage replacement program, despite defining themselves as “sole traders” like a tradesperson.

And their plight is certain to continue for several months, longer than for many employment sectors because service industries will be among the last to re-open.

The progressive Australia Institute thinktank believes the federal government should deliver a $750m rescue package for those in the creative arts, and reports an opinion poll found strong voter support for the idea.

The institute calculates the closure of performance venues including art galleries has cost national gross domestic product the equivalent of $14.7bn a year.

“Creative and performing arts employ four times as many people as coalmining and as many as in finance, yet the economic contribution of this sector is rarely discussed,” research director at the Australia Institute, Rod Campbell, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Campbell said an institute opinion survey had found 58% of respondents supported government help for the industry, and just 24% opposed it.

“The Covid-19 crisis has hit the arts hard, with reports of over $330m in contracts lost,” he said.

An organisation to track the numbers of lost jobs in the industry has been set up by the Australian Festival Association and the Australian Music Industry Network.

Called I Lost My Gig, it has calculated that as of 7 April some $330m in paid performances had been dumped.

On Wednesday Labor accused the federal government of adding to the “pain and uncertainty” of the performing arts by suspending local content quotas for new Australian dramas, documentaries and children’s programs for domestic broadcasters.

The opposition’s arts spokesman, Tony Burke, called it a “blow for a screen sector that’s already hurting”.

“Screen production has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with many thousands of people losing work,” Burke said in a statement on Wednesday.

Screen Producers Australia also criticised the government’s hard suspension of local content quotas.

“These hard cuts have the potential to at worst cripple Australia’s production industry and at best snuff the opportunities for a rebound for much of our sector at a time when it is facing a very real battle for survival,” said Matthew Deaner, the CEO of Screen Producers Australia.

The majority of arts companies and casuals will get little benefit from the jobkeeper package
‘The majority of arts companies and casuals won’t be able to access any stimulus or income support announced to date.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Data released this week proves what the arts and recreation industry already knows: we are by far the industry hardest hit by Covid-19’s economic destruction.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, only 47% of arts and recreation businesses remain trading. And that number is falling.

By contrast, across the majority of Australia’s industries, over 90% of businesses are still trading – testament to their extraordinary capacity for adaptability. It’s hardly surprising, however, that the industries wholly dependent on public engagement are the most endangered.

The creative industry was the first hit by Covid-19. Our event cancellations and gallery closures were making front-page news back in early March – which already seems like a lifetime ago.

Across Australia, there are 50,000 professional artists and 600,000 workers in the creative industry. The overwhelming majority are not employed fulltime. The industry’s self-generated income has disappeared. And yet the majority of companies and casuals won’t be able to access any stimulus or income support announced to date.

Bookshops, galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas all over Australia have been closed by government order. Festivals, residencies, regional and international tours have been cancelled. And rightly so: we all need to take very good care right now. Yet while the aviation industry – which is just a sixth our size – was given a $750m package a couple of weeks ago, nothing has been offered to the industry that inspires the nation and the world.

So why that perilous gap? What makes the industry so unique?

The creative and cultural industries contribute $111.7bn to GDP, compared with aviation’s $18bn. Unlike aviation, our cash flows don’t follow steady daily and monthly patterns, and so it’s hard to demonstrate our downturn. Festivals, art fairs and biennials, for example, transact 80% of their year’s turnover within just a few months.

That means that the past few months don’t yet show the downturn; it hasn’t happened yet in dollar terms, even though it’s absolutely happened in real terms. Or they might have received a grant in advance of an exhibition or event that’s already been cancelled. It’s hard to show that that money can’t go towards current staffing.

On top of all that, there are galleries and theatres all over regional and suburban Australia that are owned by local, state or federal government. No income support has been announced for them.

Last week, a government media release claimed that the jobkeeper package would “keep the spotlights shining in the arts sector” because “most organisations” would be eligible.

The industry has been united in making it clear that this is very much not the case.

It’s ghostlights, not spotlights, in our theatres and galleries across Australia right now.

Companies who can’t demonstrate their downturn across just the past couple of months can’t access the jobkeeper payment that allows them to retain staff. Casuals – the lifeblood of the industry – who have not worked with one employer for more than 12 months won’t be able to have that payment claimed for them. Migrant workers on visas can’t access any support at all – and despite the taxes they pay through all their hard work, they can’t even access healthcare.

Despite business, industry and union groups all over Australia seeking the inclusion of all workers in income support measures, the government has dismissed calls to protect a million of our most vulnerable workers. It just doesn’t make sense.

Why would a government ignore an industry that contributes 6.5% of the economy? An industry whose work is enjoyed by all Australians, as well as audiences in their millions around the world?

Yesterday, Australia’s artists reached over 920,000 people online by asking the prime minister and treasurer to act now to #CreateAustraliasFuture.

Today parliament sits to make those decisions. The opposition has made it clear that it will move amendments to ensure that casuals and migrant workers are covered, but the government has been steadfast in saying they won’t consider it.

Meanwhile, the entire nation is craving the return of our cultural life after the greatest disruption we’ve ever experienced.

In a rather creative mixing of metaphors, the prime minister has spoken of the “bridge” we need to build beyond “hibernation” to the brave new world on the other side.

A momentous question faces the people we’ve elected: what kind of future Australia do we imagine there?

Esther Anatolitis is executive director of Nava, deputy chair of Creative Arts Precincts, and one of Australia’s leading advocates for the arts.

Jobkeeper payment: am I eligible? Here’s everything you need to know to register

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/15/jobkeeper-payment-wage-subsidy-employers-employees-eligibility-work-casual-ato-jobseeker-payments-supplement-support-package

Concert Postponed – Covid-19 Restrictions

Important alert: Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert at the Ellington Jazz Club scheduled for Sat 4 April 2020 will be cancelled and postponed to a future date – Following Australian Government new restrictions to combat the spread of Corona Vírus. As soon as possible we will announce the new date. Stay tuned, healthy, safe , isolated but surrounded of love and music always! 😘❤️🎶 Ellington Jazz Club official message: CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We are deeply saddened to announce that due to the government mandate requiring 4 square metres of space per person in any venue, we are forced to close our doors until further notice as of today. We will reopen just as soon as we can.

To our patrons: thank you so much for your support over the past 11 years. If you have a ticket to an upcoming show, our plan is to reschedule for later in 2020 or early 2021, so please hold on to it and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If you would prefer to cancel your ticket, please consider donating it to the musicians you’ve bought it to see. If you have money to spare, consider how you can continue to support musicians during this time when they can’t perform – buy their albums and/or merchandise directly, arrange for a video performance or a video lesson, etc.

To all our musicians: thank you for making The Ellington the place it is. Without you, we wouldn’t exist, and we are so grateful. We will be in touch with regards to rescheduling your shows in due course – with a priority on the shows that are coming up sooner. We thank you in advance for your patience during this time.

In the mean time, to everyone: stay in, stay safe, listen to music. These are terrifying times, let’s take care of each other.

With love,

BK, Cléo, Tony and The Ellington team.

Should you have any concerns, or wish to cancel a ticket for an upcoming show, please email info@ellingtonjazz.com.au #cancelled #postponed #corona #coronavirus #covid_19 #restricted #isolation #alert #staysafe #staytuned #julianaareias #bossanovababycd #bossanovababy #ellingtonjazzclub #perth #perthevents #perthcreatives #perthaustralia #ilostmygig #artsandculture #bossanova #jazz

Music is good for your health – Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert Sat 4 April in Perth

Hello Perth! Because music is good for your health. Very limited tickets. See you in Perth on Sat 4 April 7pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club for Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert- Book now 

After touring Singapore and Australia, Award winning Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back in Perth to present a tribute to her favourite composer and bossa nova master; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba,  Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco)  – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; –  as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary Brazilian music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct contact with the bossa masters inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

For this exceptionally special concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage on this sensuous musical journey with  the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – guitar, Tommi Flamenco – bass, Bronton Ainsworth – drums and percussionists Rafael Medeiro de Souza and Lee Coumbe.

Juliana Areias has performed multiple sold-out concerts around Australia and on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.

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

–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian

–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National

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

–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil

–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium

More information: www.julianaareias.com

2020 news! On the Top 100 US Jazz charts again & All That Samba Tour!

How cool! Starting 2020 well with Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby album at the Top 100 US Jazz Charts again! Thank you for spinning and listening! Album available on Spotify, ITunes, Soundcloud and all digital platforms. Catch Juliana Areias brand new concert live in Singapore & Australia – All That Samba Tour ! SINGAPORE 21,22/2 – PERTH 28/2 – ADELAIDE Fringe Festival 3/3 – MELBOURNE 7/3 – SYDNEY 13/3 – BRISBANE 14/3. Info and tickets at http://www.julianaareias.com

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Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour – Singapore and Australia featuring guitarist Wesley Amorim (NYC) and pianist Marvio Ciribelli (RIO)

After cracking the US Top 100 Jazz Charts with her debut original album Bossa Nova Baby following her win of “Best Brazilian Music Album released in America at the US Focus Brazil Awards 2019 – Juliana Areias announces her All That Samba Tour collaborating with Brazilian Music Luminaries; guitarist Wesley Amorim (from NYC) and pianist Marvio Ciribelli (from Rio)

It is carnival time in Brazil! Bossa Nova and samba are more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian-born singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-Australia based multiple award winner and 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.

Prepare your heart to beat stronger and your imagination to fly high. Juliana invites you on a musical voyage through the Universe of Samba to experience the magical cultural blend that gives Brazilian Music its abundance of creativity and excitement. On this journey you will taste the recipe that makes samba one of the most intoxicating rhythms of this planet and discover the origins and evolution of this unique art expression. This vibrant and sensuous concert will embrace some of Brazil’s most evocative rhythms and fusions – bossa, samba, baiao, maracatu, samba-jazz, samba-funk, samba-rock, afro-samba, samba-choro, partido-alto, gafieira, afoxe, samba-reggae and carnaval. – featuring celebrated composers, exclusive arrangements of Brazilian hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”, as well as the songs from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album “Bossa Nova Baby”.

For this exceptionally joyful concert, Juliana Areias teams up with the New York based Brazilian super guitarist Wesley Amorim band and pianist Marvio Ciribelli directly from Rio.

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”which she would go on to use as her debut original album title.

Juliana Areias has performed multiple sold-out concerts around Australia and on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.

Wesley Amorim, Sao Paulo born, guitarist, composer and arranger based in New Yor City since 2014, has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan Room and in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King to name a few. He has since shared the stage and/or recorded with renowned artists, including Alcione, Luciana Mello, Neguinho da Beija-Flor, Jair Oliveira, Oriente Lopez, and others. In 2019 Amorim released his first duo album, “Simas & Amorim Duo – Deuce” with the pianist Luiz Simas to the acclaim of Creed Taylor and Antonio Adolfo.” (Wesley Amorim will perform with Juliana Areias in Singapore only).

Pianist Marvio Ciribelli is a contemporary exponent of Brazilian Music from Rio de Janeiro on World Tour. Marvio Ciribelli has performed in famous Jazz festivals such as the ‘Montreux Jazz Festival’ (Switzerland – 4 editions) , the ‘Java Jazz Festival’ (Indonesia – twice, including the recent 2018 edition) and The Havana Plaza International Festival – Jan 2020. Ciribelli have also played at the celebration of the 50 years of Bossa Nova (Lyon, France); and the festivals “Blue Planet in Concert” (Munich, Germany), “Montreux Meets Brienz” (Brienz, Switzerland), as well as Japan, European and Brazilian national events. He has recorded several albums, 3 of them, live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

In Brisbane the concert will also feature guitarist Eddie Gazani and in Perth,  Juliana Areias will also share the stage with her stellar 7 piece band composed by saxophonist Paul Millard, guitarist Joshua de Silva, bassist Tommi Flamenco, drummer Filippe Rimis and percussionists Lee Coumbe and Rafael Medeiros de Souza.

Western Australian Saxophonist Paul Millard is music director and creator of The Straight Ahead Big Band. He studied at NSW Conservatorium of Music and at the Berklee College of Music. With over 25 years of career, he has performed for most Broadway Musicals touring Australia, and with International artists including Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jnr., Natalie Cole, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Jackman, James Morrison, Tom Burlinson, Kate Ceberano and Joe Camilleri. Paul Millard have been performing with Juliana Areias around Australia for 10 years. He has also recorded her award-winning album Bossa Nova Baby along with Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Marcio Mendes and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) professors; pianist Graham Wood, bassist Pete Jeavons, drummer Chris Tarr and guitarist Ray Walker.

Always interested in creating new diverse musical fusions Juliana has invited two young talented WAAPA graduates, Brazilian seven-string guitarist Joshua de Silva (Sirilanka-born) and bassist Tommi Flamenco, along with Brazilian drummer Filipe Rimis and percussionists Lee Coumbe (Brazilian Martial Art Instructor with Philippines background.) and Rafael Medeiros da Souza from Brazil (member of Brejeixo Choro and Xoxote Forro bands). They have been performing at Juliana Areias sold-out concerts at the Ellington Jazz Club since the beginning of 2019. In Brisbane, the concert will also feature popular local Brazilian guitarist Eddie Gazani, who’s musical influence combines samba, forro and gypsy jazz guitar. Eddie has toured Europe and Japan with Mike Bevan and collaborated with Katie Noonan.

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

–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian

–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National

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

–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil

–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium

Ticket links:

SINGAPORE21-22 Feb 2019 – Juliana Areias – All That Samba Concert at Maduro Jazz Club featuring Brazil / New York guitarist Wesley Amorim & Brazil/Rio pianist Marvio Ciribelli
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour
Perth Fri 28 Feb ( Ellington Jazz Club) – Featuring Juliana Areias 7 piece band
Adelaide Tues 3 March – Adelaide Fringe Festival with pianist Marvio Ciribelli (The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Fortuna Spiegltent) – produced by EmotionMusic.
Melbourne Sat 7 March (Paris Cat Jazz Club)
Sydney Fri 13 March (Foundry 616 Jazz Club)
Brisbane Sat 14 March (Doo Bop Jazz Club) featuring Eddi Gazani

Free open air event – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music – Juliana Areias – 29 Dec 2019

City of Fremantle and Fremantle Arts Centre present Juliana Areias at the Sunday Music Series, free open air event at the front garden of The Fremantle Arts Centre’s historical stone building ( 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle) on Sunday 29 December

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Press- release – Between Christmas and NYE – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music presents Juliana Areias (Sunday 29 Dec)

 

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE – SUNDAY MUSIC PRESENTS AWARD WINNING BRAZILIAN SINGER JULIANA AREIAS

SUNDAY 29 December 2019 – 2-4pm Free

 

Perth-based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias ends 2019 on a high note, with an open air free concert at The Fremantle Arts Center – Sunday Music on 29 December after being the finalist of Western Australian World Award Best World Music Act 2019 and her debut album ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ had charted at #70 on the US Jazz Top 100, following her win of ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’ at the US Focus Brazil Awards earlier this year.

Bossa Nova Baby’ was recorded and produced in Perth with the support of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, and features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries, bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons, many jazz lecturers from WAAPA, and the late pianist and Perth jazz scene luminary Graham Wood.

At the Fremantle Arts Centre she will present her original songs from her award-winning album as well as exclusive and exuberant arrangements of bossa, samba, forro, maracatu, Canaval Samba-Reggae classics – showing the full spectrum of Brazilian Music with its multiple colours, vibrant rhythms and magical fusions. Always surrounded by fabulous musicians, her show at the Fremantle Arts Centre will featured the grooviest cats is town: saxophonist Paul Millard ( leader of Straight Ahead Big Band); WAAPA guitarist Joshua de Silva, born in Sri Lanka, Cuban bassist Arvis Mena (leader of The Cuba Son band), drummer Bronton Ainsworth (menber of Beleza Samba School / Adam Hall’s Band) and Brazilian percussionists Rafael Medeiros de Souza and Lee Coumbe (Mestre Ourico from Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Perth).

Originally from São Paulo, Juliana has lived in Perth since 2007. Growing up in Brazil, Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro, and it was he who nicknamed her ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, which she would go on to use as her album title.

No stranger to international acclaim, Juliana Areias has performed around the world at iconic venues, jazz clubs and festivals such as the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the Beco des Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro, but she still calls Perth home.

Before she goes touring the globe again, you can catch her at the Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music on December 29. She confesses – “It has been a long time dream to perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music Series, one of my favourite places in WA! I am looking forward to taking the audience in a magic journey to the sounds of the country of Bossa Nova, Samba and Carnaval – and at the same time celebrating life and the the joy of producing the amazing music fusion we create here in Western Australia!”

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided. Event Link: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-juliana-areias/