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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


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

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SAT 9 Dec 2017 – 7-10pm


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.


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.

#radio #interview #julianaareias #jazz #perth #farofawa #bossanova #chorinho #brasil #australia #aquarius #film #cinevivo #filmfestival #concert #cityofperth

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

#grahamwood #cityofperth #jazz #jazzfest #pijf #perthjazzfestival #perthjazz #Australia #WAAPA #ellingtonjazzclub #autralianjazz #RIP #bossanovababycd #showtime #tribute #ellingtonjazzclub #bossanovababy #bossanova #latinjazz #rose #redroses #live #livemusic #perth #australia #brasil #brazil #brazilianjazz

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

Brazilian tour – After Sao Paulo and Rio, Juliana Areias arrives in Salvador

3-jam-do-mam-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-baby-7-jan-2017-img_9360Juliana Areias chega a Salvador para agitar a


Depois de encantar público e crítica em São Paulo e Rio, cantora e compositora radicada em Perth, na Austrália, apresenta as canções de seu álbum de estreia “Bossa Nova Baby” para os soteropolitanos, no dia 7 de janeiro

2-jam-no-mam-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-baby-7-jan-2017-img_936702 de janeiro de 2017 – Ano novo, artista nova, oportunidade excelente para quem mora em Salvador e para quem está curtindo a cidade conhecer o trabalho de Juliana Areias, cantora e compositora, que veio da Austrália lançar seu disco “Bossa Nova Baby, estourado nas rádios por lá, e indicado a “Melhor Álbum do Ano”.

1-jam-no-mam-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-baby-7-jan-2017-img_9381-geleia-solar-ivan-huol-ivan-bastos-felipe-guedes-marcelo-galter-rowney-scott-joatan-nascimento-gabi-guedesVai ser muito gostoso cantar em Salvador porque foi aí que dei meus primeiros passos como cantora, nas areias do Farol de Itapuã, em 1993. Muito emocionante me apresentar pela primeira vez na JAM no MAM, que sempre foi meu point favorito na cidade, desde essa época”, conta empolgada Ju Areias.

O evento escolhido pela artista para este retorno às origens não poderia ser melhor. A JAM no MAM é o projeto que leva aos finais de semana do Museu de Arte Moderna de Salvador uma trilha sonora especial, baseada no melhor estilo das jam sessions. O local tem uma das mais belas vistas da cidade e é ponto de encontro garantido de músicos locais, além de atrair artistas de todo o mundo que, de passagem pela Bahia, encontram ali um espaço democrático para ouvir jazz com “sotaque baiano” e exercitar a arte da improvisação ao lado da banda Geleia Solar — antiga Banda JAM no MAM, que estreia seu novo nome brincando com a tradução de “jam” (“geleia”, em inglês) e com o Solar do Unhão e o clima de pôr- do-sol que caracteriza as sessões musicais em Salvador. A banda é atualmente formada por André Becker, Bruno Aranha, Felipe Guedes, Gabi Guedes, Ivan Bastos, Ivan Huol, Joatan Nascimento, Matias Traut, Paulo Mutti e Rowney Scott.

Juliana Areias irá apresentar algumas de suas 12 composições, que trazem um quê de samba, jazz, funk americano, tango, choro, pop e, claro, muita bossa. Seu primeiro álbum, “Bossa Nova Baby”, conta com participação dos melhores músicos de jazz de Perth, onde mora, e foi produzido com apoio conseguido via crowdfunding, além do patrocínio do Departamento de Cultura e Arte da Austrália. Entre os destaques do disco “Flecha” e “Maré Cheia”, finalistas na categoria Melhor Canção do Ano, no prêmio australiano WAM SOTY 2015.

“‘Maré Cheia’ foi composta em parceria com Johannes Dimyadi, violonista indonesiano, radicado na Nova Zelândia. É uma canção cheia de balanço, que cheira a mar e verão. Conta a história de um pescador e uma sereia se preparando para um encontro. Vale a pena assistir ao “Lyrics video”, um stop motion com a letra da música sendo lavada pelo mar da praia de Cottesloe, cartão postal de Perth. Tem participação da Lilás, minha filha”, explica a artista.


Para ouvir “Flecha” e “Maré Cheia” https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/sets/bossa-nova-baby-cd-order

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A jam session do dia 07/01 terá transmissão online através das redes sociais da JAM no MAM (www.youtube.com/JAMnoMAM). A equipe técnica é coordenada pelos cineastas Sofia Federico e Marcos Povoas.

Show de Juliana Areias na JAM no MAM

Local: MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna)

Endereço: Solar do Unhao, Avenida do Contorno, s/n – Comercio, Salvador – BA, 40060-075

Data: 07 de janeiro

Horário: das 18h às 21h

Preço: R$ 8,00 (inteira) e R$ 4,00 (meia)

Vendas: no próprio local, a partir das 17h

Realização: Huol Criações – Tel: 71 3241-2983

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Graziele Marronato

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JAM no MAM – Um espetaculo de som e imagem – primeira do ano

Ivan Huol (bateria), Ivan Bastos (baixo), Felipe Guedes (guitarra), Marcelo Galter (teclado), Rowney Scott (sax tenor e soprano), André Becker (sax alto e flauta), Joatan Nascimento (flugelhorne) e Gabi Guedes (percussão)

Juliana Areias Live at JAM do MAM –  1h17min to 1h.41min


Beco das Garrafas recebe Bossa Nova Baby pela primeira vez

juliana-areias-rio-corcovado-pao-de-acucarMeca da bossa carioca terá apresentação única da cantora e compositora Juliana Areias, no dia 28 de dezembro

Direto da Austrália, onde lançou seu primeiro disco, “Bossa Nova Baby”, que traz um quê de samba, jazz, funk americano, tango, choro, pop e, claro, muita bossa, Juliana Areias promete esquentar a cena do lendário Beco das Garrafas ou Bottle´s Bar, nome original da meca da bossa nova, local onde Elis e Lennie Dale se apresentaram no começo de suas carreiras, como mostra “Elis – O Filme”:


“Bossa Nova Baby” está estourado nas rádios da Austrália e é finalista em diversos prêmios na categoria World Music/Latin Jazz, tendo concorrido a Melhor Álbum do Ano em 2015  e 2016 no WAM AWARD. “Flecha” e “Maré Cheia” também foram finalistas na categoria Melhor Canção do Ano, no prêmio australiano WAM SOTY 2015.

Agora, o disco faz seu début em terras cariocas.

O lançamento oficial por aqui é parte do projeto “Brasilidades” da Bossa Nova Productions, uma parceria com a agência de entretenimento e rádio online Bossa Nova Club.

Estão escalados para esta apresentação única os músicos  Natan Gomes (teclados), Humberto Mirabelli (violão e guitarra), Victor Bertrami (bateria), Rodrigo Villa (baixo) e Lelei Gracindo (sax/flauta) , no lugar de  José Carlos Bigorna .


Juliana apresentará as 12 faixas de seu álbum e os clássicos da bossa nova à sua maneira: “Garota de Ipanema”, homenagem a Tom Jobim e ao violonista Raphael Rabello, falecido em 1995, que antes de morrer gravou com Paco de Lucia uma versão instrumental, “a mais bonita e original de todas”, segundo a Bossa Nova Baby; “Águas de Março”, que terá o arranjo original da gravação de Tom Jobim e Elis Regina; “Rio”, de Roberto Menescal, uma homenagem à Leny Andrade, a cantora que Juliana mais ouviu e que costumava chamá-la de “amiguinha das fotos” porque não largava sua máquina fotográfica em seus shows; além de “Paris, de Santos Dumont aos travestis”, de Moacyr Luz e Aldir Blanc, canção divertidíssima, que mistura português com francês, e retrata a mistura da musica brasileira.

“Para mim, esta volta ao Brasil vai ser muito especial. Lembro que ainda adolescente queria saber tudo sobre bossa nova e acabou que nessa época conheci o Ruy Castro, que estava lançando o livro “Chega de saudade – a história e as histórias da Bossa Nova”. Ele ficou encantado que uma garota da minha idade soubesse tanto do assunto e me apelidou de Bossa Nova Baby. A vida me levou a muitos lugares depois disso, me apresentei no Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House e no Ronnie Scott Jazz Club de Londres, e acabei lançando meu primeiro álbum em outro país, mas no fim ainda sou a bebê da Bossa Nova e estou super feliz de apresentar esse trabalho autoral na minha terra”, comemora Areias.

Show de Juliana Areias no Beco das Garrafas

Local: Beco das Garrafas, Bottle’s Bar (R. Duvivier, 37 – J, K, L – Copacabana. Tel: (21) 2543-2962 shows@becodasgarrafas.mus.br

Data: 28 de dezembro

Horário: 21h

Preço: R$ 40

Vendas: pagamento em dinheiro na porta


Para ouvir “Flecha”, “Maré Cheia”, “Belas Artes” e “Última Canção de um Amor” em streaming:


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 Sobre as faixas do álbum, por Juliana Areias:

 “Flecha” é uma homenagem aos 450 anos do Rio. Pensei no próprio São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, com suas flechas e misturei à alegoria das flechas do Cupido, de Oxossi e do Centauro.

“Maré Cheia” foi composta em parceria com Johannes Dimyadi, violonista indonesiano, radicado na Nova Zelândia. É uma canção cheia de balanço, que cheira a mar e verão. Conta a história de um pescador e uma sereia se preparando para um encontro. Vale a pena assistir ao “Lyrics video” / Stop motion com a letra da música sendo lavada pelo mar da praia de Cottesloe, cartão postal da cidade de Perth. Tem participação da Lilás, minha filha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abXomXnNhxY

“Garoto de Copacabana” é uma homenagem a Tom Jobim, à bossa nova e sua “Garota de Ipanema”.

“Dia a dia” é sobre a vivência em São Paulo, em ritmo de tango cinematográfico.

“Como Vai” é a canção pop do álbum. Tem ares de Steve Wonder e Rita Lee, que foi minha primeira referência, inclusive “Bossa Nova Baby” como um todo é dedicado a Rita Lee e Tom Jobim.

“Night in Takapuna” é a única canção em inglês do álbum e homenageia a praia de Takapuna, meu local favorito Auckland, Nova Zelândia, onde me tornei mãe.

“Estrela Acalanto” é para os filhotes Jobim e Lilás, nomes que escolhi em homenagem a Tom e Djavan.

“Última Canção de um amor” compus para Genebra, “Meu lugar”, para Salvador, e “Missão”, para Perth, cidades que amo e onde morei.

“Belas Artes” foi escrita para o artista e escultor cibernético australiano, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, em mente, que virá ao Brasil pela primeira vez nessa turnê.

O que a imprensa já disse sobre a Bossa Nova Baby:

“Celebramos a nova face da música australiana com o excelente álbum de bossa nova da cantora brasileira, sediada em Perth, Juliana Areias”. – Lucky Oceans – Rádio ABC, Austrália

“Destaque na cena de Jazz de Perth, o lançamento do álbum Bossa Nova Baby eleva Juliana Areias a um novo patamar, acima de uma mera intérprete ou especialista de bossa nova. A cantora surpreende em uma elegante composição em parceria com Doug de Vries, o mais eminente violonista de sete cordas australiano”. – Tony Hillier, The Australian

“É bossa que bate bola com o jazz, como vem acontecendo desde os anos 1960, e que acerta o alvo”. – Antônio Carlos Miguel, G1

“Maravilhoso bebê brasileiro-australiano, ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ com composições contemporâneas de Bossa Nova”. – Patrick Van de Wiele, Key and Chords, Bélgica

“Ritmicamente perfeito e apaixonante performance vocal”. – John McBeath – Jazz and Beyond, The Australian

“Bossa nova pulsa forte”. – Tanya MacNauhton, The Western Suburbs, Austrália


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Graziele Marronato

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Jazz it Up – Bossa Nova Baby Show at The Jazz Up North Series – Cairns – Queensland

IMG_9555Juliana Areias  announces her first performance at Far North Queensland, presenting the Bossa Nova Baby show at the Tanks Art Centre  as part of the 10th Jazz Up North Series on Friday  3rd of June 2016, sharing the Tank Arts Centre  with The Cat Empire.

Thanks to the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia, she is bringing her full band from Perth  to Cairns featuring the legendary  saxophonist/flutist Paul Millard and guitarist Ray Walker as well as some of the most exciting Australian new talents  pianist Shai Martin, bassist Joe Southwell and drummer Bronton Ainsworth.

Cairns, get ready to party Bossa Nova Baby style.

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by Dina Amin

Cairnslife Magazine May 2016 Juliana Areias 1Calling all jazz and Bossa Nova aficionados, Perth-based singer Juliana Areias will be heading up north in June for a very special and intimate performance as part of the 2016 Jazz Up North Series at Tanks Arts Centre. Brazilian-born Juliana has an ardent passion for her musical heritage. Her performances are a manifestation of her love for Bossa Nova, Samba, Tango and jazz, each composed as a dialogue between traditional and contemporary forms.

The effervescent songstress is looking forward to bringing her unique style to North Queensland for her first ever performance at Tanks. “Brazilian music is my passion, my cultural identity, my artistic language and the gift I can share with the world,” she enthuses. “My friend – the singer Tara Tiba – has performed at Tanks Arts Centre before and told me that it was one of the best venues she has performed at in Australia. I cannot wait to experience it!”

The performance will provide Juliana with the opportunity to showcase music from her debut album Bossa Nova Baby, a melting pot of Brazilian jazz that has been earning her rave reviews. “It features 12 songs co-written with superb musicians around the globe,” says Juliana. “It was arranged, produced and performed by some of the best jazz musicians in Perth and Melbourne, including Pete Jeavons, Doug De Vries, Graham Wood, Ray Walker, Paul Millard, Marcio Mendes, Chris Tarr and Cathie Travers.”

The album has been embraced by audiences and even featured on national radio, which has meant a great deal to Juliana, validating her attempts to universalise Brazilian music and make it more accessible to Australian audiences. Since moving to Perth – after years of living in New Zealand and Europe – she has been determined to integrate Brazilian jazz into the Aussie psyche, something she has not only been succeeding with, but also making impressive impressions on fans and critics alike.

The main difference between Australian and European audiences is that European audiences have been exposed to Brazilian Jazz for decades,” explains Juliana. “In New Zealand and Australia, Brazilian jazz is still quite new. Australian audiences are similarly appreciative though, extremely receptive and keen to discover what it is all about…I couldn’t be happier performing to audiences here and with the support of the Australian music industry as well.”

Juliana’s upcoming Cairns’ show will feature original music from her debut Bossa Nova Baby, plus contemporary arrangements of Latin jazz standards. She will be joined by her band, a selection of inspired jazz musicians, including young pianist Shai Martin  and legendary guitarist Ray Walker.

Don’t miss out when Juliana Areias performs for one night only at Tanks Arts Centre on Friday 3rd June as part of the Jazz Up North Series. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketlink.

For more information, please visit www.tanksartscentre.com

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Show  Fri 3rd June 2016

@ Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns- QLD – Jazz Up North Series

  • Cost: $25 / $20 (CONC)
  • Doors: 6.30pm
  • Show starts: 7.30pm
  • Venue: Tank 3 (one night only)
  • Rating: PG
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Looking Glass – Art Reflections

Juliana Areias Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Linton & Kay 2016Thursday 5 May – Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Opening  at Linton & Kay Gallery – St George Terrace – 6pm.  Exhibition to be opened by Jude van der Merwe, with a performance of “Belas Artes”  by Juliana Areias accompanied by guitarist  Mark Shanahan.

Geoffrey Drake Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Pink Squares Linton & Kay GalleryAfter many years of making large-scale public artworks like Totem at the Perth Arena, Drake-Brockman’s first commercial gallery exhibition in over a decade showcases painting, static sculpture and interactive installation. The prominently placed reflective surface is a key motif of the artist—and serves to embed the viewer into the artwork, and to signal the possibility of a portal into another world. With his background in Computer Science, these other worlds are virtual, futuristic domains which evoke “Robot Mythologies”—stories about emotional bridges between real people and created beings.

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Looking Glass Solo Exhibition

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Looking Glass The West Australian Picture by Iain Gillespie

*Photo from The Western Australian Article – Through the Looking Glass . 

The song “Belas Artes”  ( Fine Arts) was co-composed by Doug De Vries & Juliana Areias as part of the Bossa Nova Baby Album. It talks about Geoffrey’s art works and how Juliana Areias perceives his life and inspirations as an artist. It is also about how Geoffrey’s art works are making Perth and the world more interesting and how his work and love reflect – like mirrows – on Juliana’s  personal and artist life -even before their first encounter.

Listen and see the lyrics and translation of “Belas Artes” 

Song 3 Belas Artes Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby

Entre as nuvens do céu
sobre as ondas do mar
paira o olhar do meu amor
até chegar, até pousar no meu
e me encantar, me desvendar, me namorar
Boa nova é viver
bela nova é amar , ah!
e me encontrar no fundo do seu olhar
que tem o dom de transformar o que vê
No espelho do céu
bailarina a girar
em espirais e origamis,
pétalas ou diamantes
que se abrem pelo ar, vão pelo ar…
Canto e conto você
e me deixo contar
linhas e luz, curvas e sombras
a mão esboça, o corpo brilha
e se extasia de alegria com você
Nossa história que tem
tanta história e vem
de antes de, em si, se encontrar
árvore e banco no mesmo lugar
divagar, respirar e sentir a paisagem
Barchetta, portal, luar
silhueta, capela ao mar
rubro amuleto
pulsar do peito
milagre feito de amor
Com ardor, sem pudor
bel sabor surreal
filmes, romance renascente em tal ritual
tudo em um, sobre a pele em contrastes
Magritte salta no mar
de Afrodite, petite mort
Joana D’arc
beija Da Vinci
tableaux vivants d’amour
Between the clouds of the sky
on the waves of the sea
hovers the gaze of my love
until coming to, until landing on me
and charming me, unravelling me, courting me
Good news is to live
beautiful news is to love, Ah!
and encounter myself at the bottom of your eyes
that have the gift of transforming what they see
In the mirror of the sky
ballerina spinning
in spirals and origamis,
petals or diamonds
that open in the air, flying through the air…
I sing and recount to you
and let myself be counted
lines and light, curves and shade
the hand draws, the body shines
in ecstasy of joy with you
Our history which has
so much history and begins
before our first encounter
tree and bench in one place
meander, breathe and feel the landscape
Barchetta, portal, moonlight
silhouette, chapel of the sea
red amulet
pulsating breast
miracle made of love
Ardently, unabashedly
belle savour surreal
films, romance renascent in such ritual
all in one, on the skin in contrasts
Magritte jumps into the sea
of Aphrodite, petite mort
Joan of Arc
kisses Da Vinci
tableaux vivants of love


Bossa Nova is Back in Town

Amsterdam Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Tour 2015 Fred Polet 1(Photo by Fred Polet –  at Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam)

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.