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




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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.



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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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New Video Series – Luxurious bossa, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes

A Juliana Areias by Lili Riecken 023_20130501New Video Series featuring  Juliana Areias with virtuoso Australian Guitarist Doug de Vries’ Trio & Sexteto Zona Sul and  special guests Diana Clark and Marcio Mendes.

The new youtube playlist is composed by 12 videos where Juliana interprets a fine selection of iconic bossa nova, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim ( Inutil Paisagem, So danco samba); Carlos Lyra ( Influencia do Jazz) with Dolores Duran ( O negocio eh amar); Chico Buarque ( Samba de Orly,  Samba do grande amor), Dorival Caymmi (Rosa Morena), Pixinguinha ( Carinhoso), Cartola ( Preciso me encontrar), Ivone Lara ( Sonho meu) and  Rosa Passos ( Samba sem voce).

G Juliana Areias, Al and Diana Clark by Lili Riecken 160_2_20130501The  new Playlist was launched on 26 July 2013, Doug de Vries’ birthday while himself  along with Diana Clark, Heloisa McMillan , Mike & Andy Beven were touring Brazil and performing with some of the Brazilian Instrumental Music Masters such as Yamandu Costa, Rogerio Caetano, Marcelo Goncalves, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Ze Paulo Becker, Joao & Maria Souto and  Carrilho Family.  Happy Birthday Doug!

B Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries by Lili Riecken 109_20130501Special thanks to Kulcha, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Perth Jazz Society,  The Jazz Guitar Society of WA and The Fairbridge Festival for supporting this collaboration Project.

Video by Crown Productions. Fotos by Lili Riecken .

Project produced by Juliana Areias.

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