Juliana 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.
MAY 2016 EDITION
by Dina Amin
Calling 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
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
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?
Band composed by:
Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby – voice / songwriter
Paul Millard – Sax and flute
Jeremy Greig – trombone
Ray Walker – guitar
Graham Wood – piano and electric piano
Pete Jeavons – bass, double bass, arrangement and production
Marcio Mendes – percussion
Chris Tarr – drums and percussion
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)
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.
More photos of the CD Launch here.
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).
“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
The 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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Summer time! Brazilian songstress Juliana Areias is back at the Kiosk – Floreat Beach , for a new and sensational Sunset-Song-Summer Season of “Brazilian Music & The Beach – The Perfect Combination”, launching the season accompanied by Gus Pontenza , Brazilian talented guitarist and singer recently arrived in Australia. Together, they will perform a fine mix of traditional bossa and samba favorites with contemporary rock, pop and soul influences.
Free entry, bookings : ph:92850048
Inspired 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 –
Very Special thanks to Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Artist , Aline Potenza, and Kulcha Arts team.
“Sweet Vampire”, this concert is dedicated to you.
MEMORY LANE – 768 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley 6050 West Australia
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues – Parking at door on Beaufort street
Large carpark at rear of building
Tel (08) 9370-2262 Fax: (08) 9370-2208