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Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of All Rhythms Concert feat. Quentin Thony

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – feat.  Special guest singer Quentin Thony. Book Now

After the success of her USA and Japan tours in 2018, Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back at the Ellington Jazz Club. Juliana invites you on a musical voyage to Bahia, the “bay of all rhythms”. On this journey you will discover the origins of many of Brazil’s most significant musical movements: Samba, Bossa-Nova, and Tropicalia, as well as the Afro-Bahia fusions of Samba-de-Roda, Capoeira, Afoxe, Samba-Reggae and Carnaval.

In the late 90s Juliana Areias lived in Salvador, Bahia’s capital and also the first capital of Brazil. Salvador is the Brazil’s most African city, where colourful big drums are played in the streets and ladies still dress in the traditional African clothes made famous by the 1940s Hollywood star Carmen Miranda.

The Bahia of all rhythms concert will feature magic songs about the heavenly beach of Itapuan, (where Juliana used to live and started her singing career); mythic creatures such as Yemanja, the Afro-Brazilian Goddess of the Sea; African slave cultural contributions and the happiness of the Carnaval of Bahia. Juliana Areias will perform iconic bossa and afro-sambas composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell and Ary Barroso – to delicious tunes from Bahian artists such as Joao Gilberto (creator of Bossa Nova), Dorival Caymmi, Assis Valente, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Olodum, A Cor do Som, Novos Baianos, Roberto Mendes, Jorge Portugal and Raul Seixas as well as a few originals from Juliana’s internationally-acclaimed Bossa Nova Baby album.

For this exceptionally colourful concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a very special line-up of musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth:

  • Paul Millard, – Australian Saxophonist, flautist (Leader of Straight Ahead Big Band);

  • Joshua de Silva – Australian/Srilankan guitarist and singer;

  • Arvis del Vedado – Cuban bassist and singer ( leader of De Cuba Son Band);

  • Filippe Rimis – Brazilian drummer

    And special guests:

  • Quentin Thony – Reunion Island singer (leader of Soukouss Internationale Band)

  • Rafael Medeiros – Brazilian percussionist

  • Ourico – Lee Coumbe – Australian percussionist and Capoeira teacher (leader of Cdo-Perth Capoeira Group)

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.

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

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

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” –  O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio
Carlos Miguel – Music critic  and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – feat.  Special guest singer Quentin Thony. Book Now

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RODA DE CHORO: SOLD OUT *** EXTRA BOSSA SHOW 1 MAY ***

After last night’s Sold Out  concert at Kulcha,  last opportunity to enjoy this collaboration prior  Doug’s whole ensemble goes back to Melbourne:

– Wed 1 May – The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory with Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries Trio @ The Ellington Jazz Club  – 7pm  BOOK NOW

*** Doug De Vries Trio touring from Melbourne

Concert’s  review by Garry Lee – The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia

PJS Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries Trio

An intimate evening of Bossa Nova performed by leading exponents of Brazilian Music in Australia – Perth based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias and Australian virtuoso guitarist Doug de Vries ‘s Trio – touring from Melbourne – featuring singer Diana Clark and percussionist Al Kerr – interpreting Jobim and other Brazilian pioneers such as master guitarists Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello and Yamandu Costa – with just voice, guitar and percussion delving into the essence of this subtle yet rich repertoire.

When jazz guitarist Doug de Vries first became smitten with Brazilian music, he had no idea that his affectionate flirtation with this music would blossom into a full-blown affair – and then an enduring relationship.  Over the past decade, de Vries and his other great love (Diana Clark, his partner in music and life) have immersed themselves in the traditions of choro, bossa nova, samba and MPB (Brazilian popular music).  The spirit of Brazil has now seeped into their consciousness to become part of their creative DNA, informing their approach to their own jazz-infused compositions.

 Vries and Clark have established a loyal fan base in Australia and travel to Brazil regularly for collaboration and inspiration for their compositions. The duo’s recordings ‘A Knot in the Wood’ and ‘Three Shadows of Blue’ winning Arts Critics favour in the USA for their fine interpretations of Bossa and Brazilian Popular Music. Together they have been intoxicating audiences throughout Oz, the Pacific, Brazil and beyond, selling over 12,000 independent releases.

De Vries’s have performed with Brazilian Jazz Stars Yamandu Costa, Mauricio Carrilho, Hermeto Pascoal, Luciana Rabello, Jorginho do Pandeiro, Proveta and Lula Galvao and also toured and recorded with major Australian artists such as Don Burrows, Kate Ceberano, Anthony Warlow, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, and Judy Jacques, as well as Barbara Morrison and Andy Bey from the United States.

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias’ career includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival. Known as “The Bossa Nova Baby” – a nickname given by Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro (author of Bossa Nova’s best-seller book Chega de Saudade) , Juliana brings with her the magic subtleties, stories and the evolution of the bossa rhythm that has inspired people to sway gently for over 50 years. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are trademarks of her work. More information at: www.julianaareias.com   BOOK NOW

Doug De Vries – Guitar

Juliana Areias – voice

Diana Clark – voice

Al Kerr – pandeiro

Special guest:  Asha Henfry – flute

Sound engineer : Daine Spowart

Photos by : Lili Riechen

Video by : Crown Productions

Cameras: Faran Saberi  and Joel Young

Juliana Areias sponsors: Oi Exchange, Totem Australia, Daniela Collection and Total Brazil Beauty.

Special thanks to The Fairbridge Festival for inviting The Sexteto Zona Sul to WA.