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

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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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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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Bossa Nova is Back in Town

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Next Show : Friday 23/10 – 7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club. BOOK NOW

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias, known as The Bossa Nova Baby is back in town celebrating the success of her Sydney and European tours, where she presented her Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Sydney Opera House, at the Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam and at the Ronnie Scott in London, the “Mecca” of the Jazz in Europe.

Showcasing a fine mixture of well loved bossa and samba hits such as the Girl from Ipanema and Mas que Nada, as well as her original songs, the concert presents an intimate version of the touring shows featuring a quintet formed by Juliana Areias – vocals, Paul Millard – sax/flute, Gabriel Fatin – piano, Adam Springuetti – bass and Brazilian super groovy stars Marcio Mendes – percussion/guitar and Fabio Macarrao – Drums.

Juliana Areias lived for many years in Switzerland and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and America’s Cup (NZ), The Kings Park Festival, The Perth International Jazz Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, for over 30.000 people.

” 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. 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.

Like Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger

*** Also enjoy Juliana Areias duo – Sunset Song Summer Season every Thursday 6.30-8pm at the Kiosk Floreat Beach – starting  on October 15th.

Bossa Nova Baby Tour – Sydney – Amsterdam – London

AA1 Juliana Areias Sydney Opera House by Duane Robinson 2With over a year of consecutive sold out concerts around Australia, Juliana Areias celebrates the success of her first original album Bossa Nova Baby with shows in Sydney, Amsterdam and London .

Two unique performances in Sydney:

Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Sydney Opera House 3– 8/9 – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show at the Sydney Opera House ( sold-out)*

– 9/9 – Extra show at Foundry 616. ( Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Ph:(02) 9211 9442 )

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One night only in Amsterdam:

– 2/10 – Munganga Theatre. – 9pm

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*Special thanks you to Fred Polet – ORTS FM 106.2 /cable 92.9 in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. UITZENDINGEN – Brazilian Blend Program); and Carlos Lagoeiro (Munganga Theatre).

One Night only in London:

– 8/10 – at the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

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* Usually £8 in advance through www.soundsdobrazil.com OR £10 on the door.

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“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

“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 60’s – and scoring a goal” – O GLOBO, Brazil, Antonio Carlos Miguel, Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award”.

” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“ – Key and Chords, Belgium/Europe – Patrick Van de Wiele.

BIOGRAPHY

Juliana Areias 3 IMG_1633Bossa Nova Baby is her nick name. And now also the title of her first original album

When she was a teenager, she was introduced personally to the Bossa Nova movement’s founders by Brazilian Music biographer Ruy Castro – who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.

Juliana Areias lived for many years in Switzerland and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and America’s Cup (NZ). Recent performances include, The Perth International Jazz Festival, The Kings Park Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, where she sang for a crowd of over 30.000 people.

Bossa Nova Baby Album out now. More info at: www,julianaareias.com

Giving birth on stage – Videos and photos of the CD Launch – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby

 

IMG_3287The Bossa Nova Baby CD is born. A sold-out night of fun and happiness.

Thank you for everyone present in person and in heart and all involved in this production of “giving birth” to the Bossa Nova Baby” CD on stage.

Can you spot yourself?

CD available for download on  Itunes,  Spotify, Rdio, SoundCloud , CDBaby ,  Facebook Page and website.  * Physical CD only available at the website .

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Band composed by:

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Paul Millard – Sax and flute
Jeremy Greig – trombone
Ray Walker – guitar
Graham Wood – piano and electric piano
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Marcio Mendes – percussion
Chris Tarr – drums and percussion

Special guests:
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Cathie Travers – accordion
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Sound engineer – Jarrad Kidd

 

 

Video Editing and Camera by Richard Frankl – Piracema Filmes /Camera and reporter by Fabrizio Gloria

Design and Photography by Angelyne Wolfe – Bling – ( with collaboration of Gus Potenza and Tim Grose)

IMG_3450 3269Dresses by Totem Australia – distributed in Australia by Melko – Made in Brazil
Jewelry by Daniela Collection
Make up by Marina Martini

Thank for all sponsors of the Bossa Nova Baby CD : The Department of Culture and the Arts, Metax, Zambelli’s Pizza, Oi Exchange, Totem, Daniela Collection, SanDance and JRDA and all soupporters of the Pozible crowd-funding campaign

This album is dedicated to Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Jobim & Lilas Areias da Mata , Rita Lee and Tom Jobim.

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More photos of the CD Launch here.

 

“6 Continentes” Festival and Summer Nights show

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While finishing the production of  the Bossa Nova Baby Album, Juliana Areias prepares her last concerts of the year – as part of the “6 Continentes Festival“, on Saturday 6 December, and Summer Nights Show at the Ellington Jazz Club, on Friday 12 December. (Book now).

Juliana Areias - Metropolis show at the Ellington 13 July 2013Juliana Areias will represent Brazil and Australia at “6 Continentes Festival”  ( Festival 6 Continentes – O Festival – Internacional da musica lusofona) –  A worldwide festival celebrating Portuguese Language Music simultaneously around the globe.  In Perth, on Saturday 6/12 –  4 – 7pm at MosArts – Mosman Park Performing Centre – Camelot (12-16 Lockee St Mosman Park).  Also featuring Mike Burns and Fado Bica (Portugal), Brenda Lee (Malacca), Mahmoud Selimane (Mozambique).  Event supported in Brazil by Paula Morelenbaum and Danilo Caymmi.

Eduardo ruaro ed ruaroJuliana Areias’ “Summer Nights” show at the Ellington on Friday 12/12 presents summer songs composed by some of the greatest Brazilian composers including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, and Chico Buarque  –  Brazil’s most acclaimed lyricist who is celebrating his 70th anniversary in 2014. In this show, Juliana presents the Brazilian guitar player Eduardo Ruaro, who will be performing for the first time at the Ellington. The show also features Brazilian percussionist Sergio Maia and multi-instrumentalist Steve Searle on flute, sax, clarinet and trompete.

Juliana’s  first album will be released at the Ellington on Saturday, 7th February, 2015 and can be purchased  here.