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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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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:

_MG_9751IMG_3363Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby – voice / songwriter
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.

 

Birthday Show – “Mare Cheia”: On the rise – 7 Feb 2014

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 BOOK NOW – Juliana Areias – “Mare Cheia”:On the rise 

@ The Ellington Jazz Club – Friday 7 Feb 2014 – 7pm 

Juliana Areias – “Mare cheia”: on the rise

Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back to the Ellington Jazz Club celebrating “another trip around the sun”. This time, the full tide (“Mare Cheia”) of our new year brings to you the waves of top bossa nova classics and Juliana Areias’ original music created in collaboration with dear friends and talents from the four corners of the globe.

Mare cheia”: on the rise concert is a unique opportunity to embark on a special celebration of Juliana’s musical journey listening with exclusivity to some of the original songs, including “Mare cheia”, that will feature on Juliana’s first album currently under production.

Performed for the very first time at the Ellington Jazz Club by Graham Wood (piano), Marcio Mendes (guitar / percussion), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums); this milestone performance melds music notes and life adventures that carry flavours and influences from Juliana’s favourite composers such as Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Djavan, Baden Powell, Joao Bosco and Lenine.

More information at The Ellington Jazz Club website

NOCTURNUS – A Brazilian Halloween Party

SATURDAY 26th OCT 2013 – 8.30pm @ KULCHA  BOOK NOW 

Band Costumes proudly sponsored by Memory Lane – Period Clothing & Theatrical Costumes . Hire now

Juliana Areias Nocturnus - A Brazilian Halloween PArty KulchaInspired Brazilian singer Juliana Areias celebrates the mysteries of the night the Brazilian way, exploring for the first time the collective imagination of her own culture and its “darker elements”. From traditional Gothic lullabies, seductive vamp ballads, African slave chants, blues and rock magic portions, to evolving energetic samba spells, here is a night to have fun between fantasy and reality. Halloween dress is encouraged at this festival of fantastic creatures, tales, myths and songs!

Along with Juliana Areias, the fantastic “Black Cats” multi-instrumentalists and singers   Marcio Mendes , Gus Potenza, Ashley de Neef and special guest Arunachala Satgunasingam.

MEMBERS: $15, PRESALE: $20, DOOR: $25  – BOOK NOW

 KULCHA – Upstairs 13 outh Terrace Fremantle –

Band Costumes proudly sponsored by Memory Lane – Period Clothing & Theatrical Costumes . Hire now

Photos by Dani Mendes Photography –  See more photos here.

Very Special thanks to Geoffrey Drake-Brockman ArtistAline Potenza,  and Kulcha Arts team.

“Sweet Vampire”, this concert is dedicated to you.

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Awakening: the Brazilian Experience concert with Juliana Areias

Brazilian Flag Change Brazil no Left no right forward Juliana AreiasThe City of Perth presents Juliana Areias –  Brazilian Experience show this Sunday 23 June 2-3pm at the heart of the City, as part of the Sunday Piazza Live Series  at the Northbridge Piazza ( corner of Lake St and James St).
When the concert was booked and nicknamed by the City of Perth more than 9 months ago to provide the audience with a stunning afternoon of classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusion, originals and improvisations of Brazilian music –  nobody could have anticipated what would be happening in Brazil right now.
Since the 13th of June, social media networks have flooded with news about protests which started with the complaints about the rise of the bus ticket and have escalated to a horizontal and independent Brazilian movement claiming for general improvement of Brazil as a nation – with less corruption, less violence, more public health, access to education. Brazilians around the world have joined the cause and in more than 25 countries scheduled peaceful gatherings to express their solidarity and support to what has received an international nickname “#changebrazil”. In times when Brazil is in the limelight due to the World Cup and the Olympics, the Brazilian community in Australia has also decided to show that there is no apathy here. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have organised peaceful marches for this week called Brazilian Awakening.
Here in Perth, it is no different. The Brazilian Awakening mindset will come with the audience of Juliana Areias free concert and they will sing along with their hearts to express through art and music their solidarity and love for their home country under the beautiful Perth sky.
 As one of the  Brazilian culture Ambassadors in Australia, it is no coincidence that Juliana Areias supports the peaceful and artistic expression in Perth, as Juliana herself as a teenager and student happened to be part of the 1992 political  march led by the youth in Brasilia in 1992, later known as the “Caras Pintada” movement, and which culminated with the impeachment of the president Collor.
Wake up to sing with us. I hope you enjoy the experience…for a #change.
Sunday 23 June 2013 – 2-3pm @ The Northbridge Piazza ( crn Lake St and James St) Free event.. See Map
Band line up: Juliana Areias ( lead vocal), Marcio Mendes ( vocal/percussion/guitar), Adam Springuetti (bass), Tal Cohen ( keyboard) and Ben Vanderwal ( drums).
#changebrazil informative video

Photos links: http://estadaofotos.tumblr.com/archive/2013/6

Encore: Juliana Areias now playing!

Juliana Areias has two different performances Saturday & Sunday at Perth International Jazz Festival

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The Bossa Nova Baby is honoured to be filling in for Victoria Newton at the Perth International Jazz Festival on Saturday, 25 May, 3pm at Weld Square.

A blissful and relaxing afternoon full of truly authentic bossa nova leads the tone of Juliana Areias’ concert in the company of Tal Cohen (piano), Mark Shanahan (guitar), Paul Poolley (bass), Chris Tarr (drums).

Following a classic Brazilian jazz repertoire fans will be delighted to enjoy tunes from composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor (Sergio Mendes/ Brasil 66), Rosa Passos and others.

Our samba de gafieira afficionada, Juliana Areias will also do a very special appearance on Sunday, 26 May, sharing the stage with Marcio Mendes & Perth Samba Social Club at the Perth Cultural Centre. Among the heat of the lively drums and trumpets, Juliana Areias promises a surprise act. Don’t miss out!

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

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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.

LIVE in the heart of the City

Juliana Areias @ The Shed – Concert Series –  March 7th to April 4th 2012

A very special musical treat for lovers of fine music, dance and entertainment.  Featuring some of the top musicians in town – pianist Tal Cohen, Bassist Adam Springuetti and Drummer Bronton Ainsworth – the band presents original tunes and their interpretations of songs made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Brazil 66, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, JoaoBosco, Djavan, Maria Gadu, Vanessa da Mata, Lenine, Maria Rita, Gonzaquinha, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos and Rita Lee.

The night is also an exclusive opportunity to LIVE experience “Samba de gafieira” – an elegant and fun samba partner dance style originated in the 1940′s in Rio, created from an unique combination of Samba, Tango, Swing and other dance genre styles – that has established its own identity, allowing the dancers to express grace, playfulness, intimacy and strength in a different art form.

Samba de Gafieira Video by Marcelo Amorim & Ana Elisa – from Brasilia. (*Samba de Gafieira Classes in Perth are taught by Alisson Sandi & Audrey Isautier )

Born to Samba – February / March 2012 @ The Ellington Jazz Club – SOLD OUT

@ Ellington Jazz Club (191 Beaufort St)–  7/2,  20/3 .– See more photos here

“Hamony Week” in Australia – a celebration of all cultural diversity of this country. Come and celebrate it with a great Samba Party.

Carnival, the greatest party on earth. It was precisely in a Carnival summer night that Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias was born.

Due to the high demand and incredible success of  Juliana Areias – Born to Samba Concert on 7 February, she is back to celebrate and create her own carnival in Perth, bringing to the Ellington Jazz Club a taste of this unique atmosphere again. The concert embraces sensuous Brazilian rhythms featuring some of the finest Sambas of all times, uniting traditional and contemporary composers such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, Joao Bosco, Gonzaquinha, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia, Lenine,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos,  Rita Lee and Maria Gadu.

Supported by a smoking and sensational “Samba Big Band”, Juliana Areias is honoured  to share the stage with:

–         Marcio Mendes  (guitar , cavaquinho, percussion, backing vocal , musical direction /arrangement)

–         Adam Springuetti ( double bass, guitar, backing vocals  musical direction/arrangement)

–         Jeremy Greig (Tombone)

–         Chris Tarr ( drums)

–         Tom Foss ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Gabriel Porto ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Special guest: Mark Shanaham ( guitar 7/2) .

Juliana Areias’ career includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival. 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:  The Ellington Jazz Club Website

Concert proudly sponsored by:

–  Oi Exchange– the best way to send money to Brazil. Perth representant: 0405279160

Totem  – Brazilian International Fashion Label

Daniela Collection – hand crafted Brazilian jewellery www.danielacollection.com.au

– Make up by Sand Dance

Sound engineer: Daine Spowart

Photos taken by Casa Juvenal ( Kiko Chao) on 7/2/2012 – here  and Timothy Grose.

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