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Juliana Areias – Bossa N’ Roll – Last Concert of 2018

Juliana Areias – Bossa ‘N Roll Concert – Book Now

Bossa Nova is more alive then ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. The ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ returns to The Ellington Jazz Club for her last concert of the year to close the celebrations of Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary. Her Bossa ‘n Roll Concert will present the exciting origins and evolution of this rhythm that has inspired people to sway gently for 60 years.

The concert will embrace timeless Bossa classics – such as; The Girl from IpanemaOne note sambaMas que nada, Waters of MarchNo More Blues (Chega de Saudade) – that were introduced to the English-speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. The show will also feature irresistible Pop songs and fresh arrangements with the Bossa resonance reflecting upon artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Black Eyes Peas, Crowded House, The Police, Madonna, Sade, George Michael, Culture Club, Kate Perry, Bruno Mars, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall and Herbie Hancock.

In the country of Samba, even Brazilian Pop Rock Stars were influenced by Bossa Nova in the way they sang so smoothly and composed songs combing Rock ‘n Roll attitude with poetry, wit, and tropical waves. The concert will give you the opportunity to taste Bossa Nova-inspired songs composed by Brazilian contemporary Pop Rock artists such as Rita Lee (Brazil’s Queen of Rock), Cazuza (Brazil’s Poet of Rock), Lenine, Paralamas do Sucesso, Lobao, Djavan, Maria Gadu, Marisa Montes, Tribalistas, Lulu Santos, Guilherme Arante, Bebel Gilberto and Rosa Passos as well as a few Juliana Areias original compositions.

Juliana Areias will samba-rock the stage with some of the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard (sax-flute), Joshua de Silva (seven string guitar), Joe Southwell (bass), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and special guest Rafael Medeiros (Brazilian percussion).

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 Auckland Festival in New Zealand, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan 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 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

Juliana Areias – Bossa ‘N Roll Concert – Book Now

(*photo by Dani Mendes – Kings Park Festival. Dress by Totem Australia-Melko. Jewlery by Daniela Collection).

 

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Perth Royal Show and WAM celebrates Western Australia Music

Hello Perth Royal Show lovers! This year WAM invites you to celebrate WA original music at the Perth Royal Show. If you are coming to the show this Sunday 29 Sept, lunch time (12pm-2pm) I will be there singing with my dear friend and superb guitarist Mark Shanahan the original songs of the Bossa Nova Baby Album. See you there!

Let’s face it. Perth is great! It is time to celebrate it!

In between her USA and Japan tours, Juliana Areias is glad to be back home in Perth, Western Australia, celebrating the amazing original music and unique creative community of Perth.

“The greatest cultural lesson I have learned in America, was how much Americans embrace and celebrate their own culture and the arts, making ordinary life extraordinary. Let’s face it,  Perth has some of the best beaches of this planet, mesmerasing sky, trees, birds, friendly people, clean-safe-traffic free streets, a blessed life style and an amazing creative community exporting world class music, fine-art, films…  No more understatements, please. It is time we celebrate how lucky we are to be able to live and produce culture and arts here.  Perth is not just okay. Perth is great! Perth is wonderful! I love Perth! I am in love with Perth… I have always been… but now, even more than ever!I am so proud of calling Perth home and being part of this diverse and dynamic artistic scene. Let’s face the music and dance.”

In this spirit, after her “welcome back home” performances at the City of Perth’s Winter Festival (25/7) – Winter Sounds, celebrating the original music of Western Australia, produced by WAM ( Western Australia Music) and at the Ellington Jazz Club (28/7); Juliana Areias annouces her participation and support for the “Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig”  at the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday 26th August 2018 featuring an ecletic line-up  from pop ballades, bossa, samba, capoeira to funk performers:

Renata Fantoches (4pm); Helen Townsend (4.45pm); Constanza Herrero (5.30pm); Belle Harvey & Band (6.15-6.45pm), Capoeira show (7-7.15pm);  Juliana Areias (7.30-8pm – with Joshua de Silva – guitar and Rafael Souza – pandeiro); Randa And The Soul Kingdom (8.15pm-9pm), Brazilian DJ (9-10pm).

“Perth’s great music scene gets together to support a genuine school dedicated to teach kids and adults the art of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art which is more than a self defence fight, it is the expression of dance, music, culture and resistance created by our African slave ancestors which now is admired all around the world. My kids – now teenagers – were among the first children to learn Capoeira at this school and it is such a pleasure to see every year more people discovering and falling in love with it. Come this Sunday to experienceo a watercolour of sounds and how beautiful, fun and powerful Capoeira is. Facebook event : Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig” – invites Juliana.

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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

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).

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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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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CAIRNS LIFE MAGAZINE FEATURE ARTICLE – JULIANA AREIAS

MAY 2016 EDITION

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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Brazilian song selected as one of the best of 2015 in Australia

The song “Mare Cheia” ( by Johannes Dimyadi and Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby ) is selected to be part of the Free CD compilation of Western Australian Best – Kiss my WAMi 2015! “Mare cheia” talks about the sea and the encounter of a mermaid and a fisherman in love. Check the Lyrics video in Portuguese and English above. Thank you to all musicians involved in this production, especially producer and arranger Pete Jeavons -bass, Graham Wood – piano, RayWalker – guitar, Paul Millard – Tenor Sax, Ricky Malet – trumpet, Marcio Mendes – percussion and Chris Tarr – Drums and congas. Video co-produced and edited by: Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, featuring the “little star” Lilas Areias da Mata.

Congratulation to all 40 artists featuring in this compilation! Tune into RTRFM 92.1 as well, where it’s the Local Feature album all this wk 📻
CD 1 ► METHYL ETHEL Joni in the Moon Stillwater Giants Tired Lion Pat Chow Black Stone from the Sun The Love Junkies PUCK Scalphunter The Bob Gordons The Decline RED JEZEBEL The City Views Odlaw Alex Brittan GRRL PAL Diger Rokwell TIMEPILOT Angus Dawson Tobacco Rat
CD 2 ► The Amani Consort Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Mutima Band Flooded Palace ‪GregGardiner TysonMowarin ‪FredRyan ‪ The Kill Devil Hills Will Stoker & The Embers The Disappointed Verge Collection Jeff’s Dead Jeff’sDead Joel Baker Ralway Bell Stuart Orchard TEIJ The Tommyhawks Sydnee Carter Bernardine Patient Little Sister

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
_MG_9729Pete Jeavons – bass, double bass, arrangement IMG_3352and production
Marcio Mendes – percussion
Chris Tarr – drums and percussion

Special guests:
IMG_3305Thiago Santos – cavaquinho
Cathie Travers – accordion
_MG_9775Zak Rowntree – Violin

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.

 

Welcoming friends from Melbourne – one night only special concert

Tuesday 18th November – 7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club – BOOK NOW                       Diana May Clark – “The Other Side of the Girl” Album Launch – feat. opening act by Juliana Areias & Doug de Vries Trio. (touring  from Melbourne/ Brazil). 

DMC 12x12 LRJuliana Areias is thrilled to announce that she will be sharing the stage and supporting her superb friends and performers from Melbourne for one night only magic presentation.

“While producing my own original album “Bossa Nova Baby” it is a honor to support another great original work, showcasing in Perth one of the best acts from Melbourne.”

Melbourne singer-songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark launches her debut original album ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ at this special Ellington Launch event, with the support of Perth based Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias and the virtuoso Doug de Vries Trio.

Diana May Clark established her interpretive credentials by way of 2 award-winning recordings with Guitarist (collaborator and husband) Doug de Vries. Their take on the Brazilian Songbook is superb.

This project of ‘sunny grown up pop’ was in response to Clark taking to the piano after losing her voice for a winter. It combines the pop/rock/jazz influences she grew up with and the font of ‘musica brasileira’ that she still loves. Produced by Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood) through a 60s Pure Pop filter, this is an album of summer anthems.

Playing Perth in acoustic mode, Diana’s songs speak of unity, the wheel of life, travel, family and having an escape plan.  Her ‘film-noir’ ripe vocals the heart wrapped in collaborator/husband Doug de Vries’ cool guitar riffs and the good groove of Alastair Kerr’s drum kit and superb Pete Jeavons’ bass.

Patrons can expect psychedelic melodies peppered with occasional Portuguese lyrics, – don’t be afraid to dress with a 60s twist and be ready to fall in love with Diana’s sound!

“From the get go, Diana May Clark & The Sunny Sets’ ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ makes you wanna undulate.  Not nod your head, not tap your toes nor click your fingers – you wanna move your hips. This is a disc designed to drive you to the dance floor.

Later, you can lie on your back staring at the sky and let the sublime blend of voice and music take you slipping through time like sunshine through tree tops. You’ll be needing a rest after all that dance floor action.”

Pat Monaghan (Basement Disks, Melbourne).

For more information visit: http://www.dianaclark.com.au

LIVE AT THE PIAZZA – WORLD CUP BRAZIL SPECIAL – BEYOND SAMBA, SOCCER AND CARNIVAL

Piazza Sunday Piazza Live USA and BRAZIL  City OF Perth Juliana Areias World Cup

AAAA Piazza 2014 1The City of Perth – Winter Arts Season 2014 and the Northbridge Piazza’s popular Sunday Piazza Live music series, present a World Cup special with The Juliana Areias Brazillian Experience on 22 June -2-3pm – Free Family Event.

A musical journey beyond samba, soccer and carnival discovering more colors and sounds of Brazil through the authentic Brazilian voice of Juliana Areias combine with the musicality of her unique band composed by Marcio Mendes (guitar/percussion/vocals), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Joe Southwell (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums).

Let’s celebrate life Brazilian style!

Juliana Areias is producing her first original album tiltle ” Bossa Nova Baby”.

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