Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA was produced here in Perth, WA

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Florida USA – Tribute to 60 years of Bossa Nova – Focus Brasil 2018 Florida

Three nations unite – the USA, Australia and Brazil – to celebrate the music of Perth-based Brazilian singer/songwriter Juliana Areias. Her album “Bossa Nova Baby” is winner of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S. at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

Juliana Areias has just been announced as winner of Focus Brasil Awards in Florida 2019, receiving the award of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S., for her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby”. The album was produced in Perth, Western Australia with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Arts (now called Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – DLGSC). DLGSC is also supporting Juliana Areias to travel to receive the award and perform at the Focus Brasil Red Carpet Gala Ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Florida on Saturday 11 May 2019. Back in Perth, she will celebrate at her next show at the Ellington Jazz Club, her favourite Australian Jazz venue, on Friday the 24th of May.

Juliana Areias’ Bossa Nova Baby album is available on all digital platforms including Spotify, Youtube  and web; www.julianaareias.com

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Australia, Japan , Europe and Brazil,  Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” celebrates  her award for Best Brazilian Album released in the USA at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

In 2018, Juliana Areias, along with her partner Cybernetics Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and her kids Jobim and Lilas, embarked on the adventure of living in Manhattan for several months to promote their artistic works. Juliana Areias performed and promoted her Bossa Nova Baby album in New York, California, Florida, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“After all the craziness of interrupting our work lives and the kids school routine by moving for months in the USA, with the loves of my life, my partner and my kids, to promote our artistic works there – and investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be among so many amazing artists at this award… Including the superstar prima-ballerina Ana Botafogo and opera singer Thiago Arancam, my dear Ivo de Carvalho and Yamandu Costa and my idol Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Pretty World/Sa Marina” as covered by Steve Wonder in 1971, by Ivete Sangalo in 2011 and many others). Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! To be alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the team at Focus Brasil Foundation and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening your doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well… Thank you so much my beloved  Perth City and all who helped to give birth to this Bossa Nova Baby. Thank you all who have listened to or will listen to this album made with so much love…  I am eternally grateful to all of you…” – Juliana Areias thanks and celebrates her award win.

Sao Paulo born 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 nicknamed her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct exposure and unique experience inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias left Brazil in 1996 and she has been living in Perth, Australia since 2007. Perth, the most isolated capital of the world, is where she has produced her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Art of Western Australia and a crowdfunding campaign. The album features some of the best Australian Jazz musicians including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries and many Jazz lecturers from WAAPA – the best Jazz University in Australia located in Perth, including bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons and the late pianist Graham Wood.

The Bossa Nova Baby album presents a dialogue between Bossa Nova and other music genres such as pop, jazz and tango – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm. It was praised by Roberto Menescal, one of the creator of Bossa Nova and it was also declared as the “new face of Australian Music” by ABC Radio National.  The twelve songs of the album talk about places, people, sounds and stories from Juliana’s wonderful current life in Perth as well as reminisce about her past in Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand. The album features songs including Maré Cheia / Full Tide (a pop-funk tune about the Yemanjá – queen of the sea in Afro-Brazilian Mythology); Flecha / Arrow (a samba-jazz tribute to Rio de Janeiro City);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (a bossa tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer of the iconic The Girl From Ipanema); Missão / Mission (a samba dedicated to the Samba de Gafieira Dance community in Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes (a choro about her love Geoffrey Drake-Brockman’s artworks and artistic inspirations in Perth).

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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro as well as an audience of 30,000 at the Ritmo Festival in Darling Harbour.

Now it is your turn to be 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

Website: www.julianaareias.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

Juliana Areias travel to perform and receive the Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA Focus Brasil Awards in Florida on 11 May 2019 for her original album Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby produced in Perth, Western Australia is supported by DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

 

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Prêmio Focus Brasil Award 2019 na Florida, une três nações – EUA, Brasil e Austrália – festejando a música da cantora e compositora Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, vencedora do melhor álbum brasileiro lançado nos EUA.

Acaba de ser anunciado o resultado do prêmio de música Focus Brasil Awards 2019 na Flórida com Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby ganhando o prêmio de melhor álbum brasileiro do ano lançado nos EUA . O álbum foi produzido em Perth, na Austrália com o apoio do Governo Australiano, que também trará Juliana Areias para se apresentar e receber o prêmio na Cerimônia de Gala do Focus Brasil Awards no Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Fort Lauderdale) no sábado 11 de maio de 2019. Em Perth, a celebração acontecerá na sexta 24 de maio, no Ellington Jazz Club, sua casa de jazz favorita.

O álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby está disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify, Youtube e também no website www.julianaareias.com

Após encantar audiências pelos Estados Unidos, Austrália, Japão, Europa e Brasil,  a grande estrela da música brasileira na Austrália, Juliana Areias, a Bossa Nova Baby, comemora a vitória do seu primeiro álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby como o melhor álbum de música brasileira lançado nos EUA.
Em  2018, Juliana Areias junto com esposo escultor cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman e filhos Jobim e Lilás, embaracou na aventura de morar por vários meses em Manhattan, apresentando e divulgando pessoalmente o álbum Bossa Nova Baby em New York, California, Florida, New Jersey e Washington DC.
Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“Depois da loucura de interromper nossos projetos e escola das crianças na Austrália para vir morar nos EUA por meses para promover nossa arte, investindo tanta coragem, energia, dinheiro, tempo, noites perdidas, emoção e trabalho intensivo , é uma grande alegria e muito gratificante estar ao lado de tantos artistas fantásticos nessa premiação, incluindo a super bailarina Ana Botafogo e cantor de Ópera Thiago Arancam,  meus queridos Ivo de Carvalho e Yamandu Costa, meu ídolo Antônio Adolfo ( multi- grammy finalista e compositor de Sá Marina (Pretty World) , gravada por Stevie Wonder em 1971,  Ivete Sangalo em 2011 em,  e tantos outros), . Parabéns a todos os nomeados e ganhadores! Estar ao lado de vocês é um previlégio enorme… Super obrigada ao time todo da Fundação Focus Brasil por todas as oportunidaes, a todos os antigos e novos amigos nos Estados Unidos por abrirem as portas, braços e corações, nos recebendo tão bem… Muito obrigada minha amada cidade Perth, na Australia e todos que me ajudaram a dar luz ao álbum Bossa Nova Baby para o mundo. Obrigada você que  já ouviu ou ainda vai ouvir esse álbum feito com tanto amor. Sou eternamente grata a todos vocês” – Juliana Areias agradece e comemora a premiação.

A cantora e compositora paulistana Juliana Areias foi apelida desde a adolescência de Bossa Nova Baby pelo próprio Ruy Castro, jornalista e autor do bestseller Chega de Saudade – A história e as estórias da Bossa Nova – que a levou para os bastidores da Bossa Nova, inspirando-a a seguir a carreira artística.
Juliana Areias saiu do Brasil em 1996 e mora em Perth, na Austrália desde 2007,  a capital mais isolada do mundo, onde o seu primeiro álbum autoral, o Bossa Nova Baby foi produzido, com o apoio do Governo Australiano, campanha de financiamento coletivo, e com a participação dos melhores músicos de jazz da Austrália, incluindo o violonista de sete cordas Doug de Vries e os professores do WAAPA – a melhor faculdade de jazz australiana localizada em Perth, o baixista, arranjador e produtor Pete Jeavons e o recém falescido pianista Graham Wood.

O CD Bossa Nova Baby, aclamado pela crítica australiana e brasileira foi elogiado por artistas tais como Roberto Menescal, um dos fundadores da Bossa Nova e foi considerado como a nova face da música australiana pela Radio Nacional ABC da Austrália. O álbum apresenta um diálogo da Bossa Nova com outros estilos como pop, jazz e tango  – criando uma fusão musical contemporânea que está conquistando o cenário musical australiano e internacional. As doze faixas do álbum, retratam lugares, pessoas, sons e estórias, desde sua linda vida atual em Perth até reminicências do seu passado no Brasil, Suiça e Nova Zelândia. Algumas das faixas de destaque são Maré Cheia / Full Tide (um pop-funk sobre Yemanjá); Flecha /  Arrow (um samba-jazz para a cidade do Rio de Janeiro);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (uma bossa tributo ao Tom Jobim e sua canção Garota de Ipanema); Missão / Mission (um samba dedicado ao grupo de gafieira do qual faz parte em Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes ( um choro sobre as obras de artes e as inspirações vindas de Perth presentes no trabalho de seu amor, o artista cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman).

Juliana Areias se apresentou em célebres palcos ao redor do mundo incluindo o Sydney Opera House, o Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club em Londres, o Green Room em Nova York, o Montreux Jazz Festival na Suíça, o Auckland Festival na Nova Zelândia, o Fukiagi Hall no Japão, o lendário Beco das Garrafas no Rio de Janeiro, e o Ritmo Festival em Darling Harbour, para um público de mais de 30.000 pessoas.

Agora é a sua vez de mergulhar e se encantar pelas ondas sonoras da Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “A menina dos olhos da cena de jazz de Perth. O lançamento do álbum Bossa Nova Baby eleva Juliana acima de uma mera cantora especialista em bossa nova. A cantora impecavelmente arrasa no seu elegante dueto e co-composição Belas Artes com o melhor violonista 7 cordas australiano, Doug de Vries” – The Australian – Tony Hillier

– “É bossa que bate bola com o jazz -como vem acontecendo desde os anos 1960 – e que acerta o alvo. “Bossa nova baby” é surpresa de boa canção brasileira feita longe e ainda ignorada entre nós..” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

– “ A idéia de misturar estilos e culturas se reflete na vida e música de Juliana Areias.” – Daily Record, USA – Bill Nutt

Website: www.julianaareias.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

O Álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby esta disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify e também no website www.julianaareias.com
A viagem para se apresentar e receber o prêmio de Melhor Álbum de Música Brasileira lançado nos Estados Unidos – Focus Brasil Awards na Flórida no dia 11 de maio de 2019 para o seu álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, produzido na Austrália Ocidental é apoiada pelo  DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

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  – SOLDOUT

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

Juliana Areias Live in Brisbane Bossa Nova Baby Concert feat Eddie Gazani & Band

Saturday 16 March – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Concert at Doo-Bop Jazz Club – Brisbane – 8pm – featuring Eddie Gazani & Band – Book Now

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, for the first time in Brisbane.

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award 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.

Juliana Areias Concert features the original songs of her Bossa Nova Baby album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.

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”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias has performed on celebrated stages around the world 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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan,  the Auckland Festival in New Zealand,  the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro and at Darling Harbour performing for over 30.000 people.

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

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

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.

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

– “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 good Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award” – Brazil

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

Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.

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Saturday 16 March – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Concert at Doo-Bop Jazz Club – Brisbane – 8pm – featuring Eddie Gazani & Band – Book Now

Line up:

Juliana Areias – vocals

Eddie Gazani – guitar and vocals

Matt Christiansen – sax/flute

Kym Ambrose – Drums

Special thanks to Eddie Gazani.

Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee (Brazil’s Pop Rock Queen)

Sat 9 Dec 2017  at Geoffrey’s Studio ( end of Government Rd Nedlands, Perth) – 7-10pm. Tickets Early Bird $20 / Adult $25 / Family $45  BOOK NOW

Featuring:

Juliana Areias – Vocals
Marcus Tranjan – Guitar
Dana Ogle – Percussion

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate the Brazilian rock queen’s extravagant music and, to enjoy a delightful Saturday night with family and friends on December 9 from 7pm at Geoffrey’s Studio in Nedlands. This evening will showcase some rich swinging arrangements of well-loved Rita Lee hits – an irresistible mixture of Rock’ n Roll, Blues, Pop, Shuffle, Swing with Latin Rhythms such as Bolero, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Rita Lee has inspired countless musicians, including Juliana, through her expressive and interpretive music, come hear all your favourite Rita Lee and the Mutantes band tunes down at the studio for a sensational and soul filling night of music!

Get to know Rita Lee – Brazil’s iconic tropical pop-rock singer/songwriter superstar has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has been performing for over 50 years and is turning 70 this year. For decades, she has been singing about the beauty of women’s freedom of expression, sexuality, pleasure, desires and life aspirations – well before Madonna hit the scene. Don’t miss this unique celebration of one of the greatest Brazilian artists played by some of Perth’s most passionate musicians!

* Delicious Brazilian BBQ & guarana , soft drinks by Churras available for sale from 7pm. Come earlier to drink, eat and socialise. Concert starts 8pm.

Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee

When?      Dec 9 from 7 to 10 pm

Where?     Geoffrey’s Studio – at the end of Government Rd – Nedlands

How much?     $20 each for group of 10 people / $25  adult / $45 Family ( two adults with kids up to 15 years old)  – BOOK NOW

Facebook Event

DATE
SAT 9 Dec 2017 – 7-10pm

Location

Geoffrey’s Studio
End of Government Rd, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Contact Details

Juliana Areias 0405279160 – juliana@julianaareias.com

Marcus Tranjan – 0421417439 – mtranjan@gmail.com

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Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby declares her love for Rita Lee, the Queen of Rock.

Juliana Areias channels Rita Lee (Brazil’s Pop/Rock Queen)- Concert

Celebrating Rita Lee’s 70 birthday (31 Dec 2017) in Perth, Western Australia – the most isolated metropolis of the world

Irresistible, irreverent, witty, daring, fun, radiant, eclectic and romantic idealist – these are just few of the words used to describe the music and personality of Rita Lee, Brazil’s iconic tropical pop-rock singer/songwriter superstar. Rita Lee has sold more than 60 millions albums worldwide, has been performing for over 50 years and is turning 70 on the 31st of December 2017.

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate Rita Lee’s music and discover Juliana’s own “psychedelic” side! Rita Lee was the daughter of American and Italian immigrants, and her music is the “most complete translation” of the cosmopolitan spectrum of Sao Paulo City – a mixture of Rock’ n Roll, Blues, Pop, Shuffle, Swing with Latin Rhythms such as Bolero, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Rita Lee, Queen of Rock, was Juliana’s very first musical influence.

The show will feature Juliana Areias (vocals), Marcus Tranjan (guitar) and Dana Ogle (percussion) performing songs from Rita Lee’s endless list of greatest hits, such as the infectuous Lança Perfume (Perfume Spray – Prince Charles’s declared favourite tune), Ovelha Negra (Black Sheep), Doce Vampiro (Sweet Vampire), Mania de Você (Mania of you), Mutante (Changeable), Nem Luxo, nem Lixo (Neither Luxury nor Rubbish), Esse tal de Rock in Roll (This certain Rock in Roll), Ando Meio Desligado (I have been a bit absent minded)… as well as her Beatles arrangements and collaborations with other iconic Brazilian composers and singers such as Cazuza – Perto do Fogo (Near the fire), Zelia Duncan and Maria Rita – Pagu (a witch who died in the inquisition), Ed Motta – Fora da Lei (Outlaw) , Paulo Coelho – Arrombou a Festa (Broke into the Party), Elis Regina – Alo Alo Marciano (Hello Mars Alien) and Joao Gilberto – Jou Jou Balangadã and Brasil com S (Jou Jou Bijoux / Brazil with S).

Rita Lee has been passionately singing about the beauty of women’s freedom of expression, sexuality, pleasure, desires and life aspirations for decades – well before Madonna hit the scene. From the time when Rita’s teenage band “Mutantes” participated in the Tropicalia revolutionary musical movement (1966); to her arrest by the Brazilian Military Dictatorship when she was pregnant of her first son (1976); to her life and musical marriage with Roberto de Carvalho, (who she still calls her boyfriend after over 40 years together), here we have a 70 year old super-artist and woman “full of life and grace and keen to make a lot of people happy with her music” – as her song “Saude” (Health) well-says.

Let’s celebrate Rita Lee’s extravagant music and enjoy ourselves on Saturday the 9th of December from 7pm at Geoffrey’s Studio (end of Government Rd – Nedlands).

Turn it up! Turn it on!

Turn it up! Turn it on! Juliana Areias live interview at FarofaWA Radio Show tonight 8/8

Perth 7-8pm // Sydney 9-10pm //Brasil 8-9h.

Www.farofa.com.au/aovivo

Talking about this weekend shows with guitarist Mike Bevan coming from Adelaide to Perth after his Japan Tour to perform together  at Cine Vivo ( Sat 12th) and at The Ellington Jazz Club ( Sun 13th).

Tuesday 8/8 interview in Portuguese at Farofa WA Radio Show – 7-8pm Perth time. Listen online. Farofa WA YouYube Channel to listen later.

Friday  11/8 – interview in English  with Valentine at 6EBA World Radio – 9-10am Perth time.  Listen online.

SAT 12 AUGUST 2017 at CINE VIVOPerth Latin American Film Festival.

Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) – Double Tribute to Choro & Chico Buarque + Award Multiple winner Brazilian Movie Aquarius.

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST – 6pm  at The Ellington Jazz Club –  Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan  ( Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) –  Bossa & Beyond – $10 – $15 Book now

 

Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby invites Mike Bevan – one of the best Australian guitarists, based in Adelaide –  for this unique musical collaboration at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Together with bassist Adam Springuetti, they will present an enchanting repertoire of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossas and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre, the precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike in a seven string guitar.

It will also be a great opportunity to enjoy groovy improvisations and interesting originals such as “Estrela Acalanto” ( Star Lullaby) and “Garoto de Copacabana” ( The boy from Copacabana) co-composed by Juliana and Mike during one of Juliana’s trips to Adelaide.

About Juliana Areias

Perth based, Brazil born singer and song-writer Juliana Areias’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London and Auckland Festival. Her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth, has featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National and has been receiving multiple music award nominations, great reviews and continuous radio airplay in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America.

While a teenager, Juliana was introduced to the founders of Bossa Nova by prize-winning music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also dubbed her the ‘Bossa Nova Baby.’ This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.

For audio, videos, photos and more information visit http://www.julianaareias.com and her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/

About Mike Bevan

Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US.

Mike tours the country regularly and has played WOMADelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival, the Famous Spiegeltent, the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.

He has produced two CDs with ‘Caliente’, ‘Bebé’ and ‘Menage à Guitar”; two with vocalist Charmaine Jones, ‘A Small Hotel ‘ and ‘Still’; a solo album, ‘Homage’, and ‘Never too Far Away’, a recent collaboration with his brother Andy Bevan.

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A show tribute to Graham Wood

A red rose on the piano. A special night at the Ellington Jazz Club. Bossa Nova Baby Show Tribute to Graham Wood’s life, talent and legacy. Thank you everyone for being part of it last night. With love from all of us.

This week on Wednesday 19th July,  Perth lost Graham Wood, great pianist, academic, co-owner of The Ellington Jazz Club and founder of The Perth International jazz Festival. My condolences to the family, Alex, the kids… May Graham be with his beautiful mother Stella and his father… May Graham always be with us through his music and all that he has created to make a difference.

Of course the show Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby at the Ellington this Friday 21st, could not be a regular one, but also a tribute to Graham’s amazing legacy…

Without Graham, the Bossa Nova Baby album would not sound the same. Without Graham, there would be no Ellington Jazz Club, no Perth International Jazz Festival… It was even Graham who introduced me and recommended the talented young pianist Shai Martin who  performed and shared the Ellington stage with us this Friday… Without Graham all the pianists and jazz students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) would not be the same… Jazz would not be the same, Perth and Australia would not be the same…

You never know how you feel about death until it strikes…

RIP, Graham… Eternal life to your music, creations and legacy… With love from all of us…

Juliana Areias & Graham Wood. Photo take by Glen Moralee

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Songs of the Latin Skies

After a beautiful concert last week. Guitarist Karin Schaupp and Katie Noonan, my favourite Australian singer. #bossanovababycd#songsofthelatinskies #katienoonan #karinschaupp #julianaareias #thequarry#perth #australia #brazil #jobim #brasil