Get ready to be happy – VIVA BRAZIL Concert

Juliana Areias – Viva Brazil!

Friday 06 September 7.00pm at the Ellington Jazz Club – Perth – Book Now

Juliana Areias invites you to party Brazilian-style, and experience the magical cultural diversity that gives Brazilian Music its constant abundance of creativity and excitement. Roll-up for a stunning night of rhythms and joy celebrating the National Independence Day and music of the country of bossa nova, samba and carnaval with Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter and recent winner of the USA Focus Brasil Music Award  – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”.

This vibrant and sensuous concert will embrace some of Brazil’s most evocative rhythms and fusions – bossa, samba, baiao, maracatu, samba-jazz, samba-funk, samba-rock – featuring many celebrated composers and interpreters as well as few songs from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album “ Bossa Nova Baby”. From fresh arrangements of  Jobim’s bossa classics such as The Girl from Ipanema, One note Samba and Sergio Mendes Brazil66’ popular samba recording Mas que nada to contemporary  Brazilian icons –  Djavan, Joao Bosco, Lenine, Cazuza, Tim Maia, Lulu Santos, Elis Regina, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Maria Rita, Rita Lee,  Arlindo Cruz – the Viva Brazil! concert will make your heart beat stronger and your imagination fly high.

For this exceptionally colourful concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth.  Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage with:

– Paul Millard, – Australian Saxophonist, flautist (leader of Straight Ahead Big Band);

– Joshua de Silva – Australian/Srilankan guitarist and singer;

– Adam Springuetti – Australian/Italian bassist and instrumentalist.

– Filippe Rimis – Brazilian drummer

And very special guests:

– Rafael Medeiros – Brazilian percussionist

– Ourico – Lee Coumbe – Australian percussionist and Capoeira teacher (leader of Cdo-Perth Capoeira Group)

–  Ana Lucia Pereira,  Felipe Ortega and Sarah Quinn – samba de gafieira and forro dance teachers and their students.

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 alive and 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

Juliana Areias – Viva Brazil!

Friday 06 September 7.00pm at the Ellington Jazz Club – Perth – Book Now

Hello Australia! Bossa Nova Baby is back – February special shows

andy-bevan-juliana-areias-and-mike-bevanCalling all bossa nova, chorinho and samba aficionados. Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is back after her inspiring tour to Brazil, the country of Carnival!

In February Juliana will present 3 special concerts :

  • mike-bevanJuliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Adelaide) Quartet at  Fremantle Jazz (12//2) Beyond  Bossa Nova Show – Unifying the “fathers” of Bossa Nova ( Antonio Carlos Jobim) and Chorinho (Pixinguinha).
    Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby (Brazil) and Mike Bevan (Adelaide), sharing the stage with Paul Millard (sax/flute)and @Mike Boase Michael Bo’azz (drums). They will present a stunning afternoon of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossa and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre and precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike on a 7-stringed 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 Mike and Juliana.

    Juliana has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s in London. She has been featured on ABC Radio National, receiving rave reviews and continuous airplay in Australia, Europe,Japan and Latin America. Music historian Ruy Castro has dubbed her ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.

    Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US. He has payed in WOMAdelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival Famous Spiegeltent Fringe, cabaret and international guitar festivals with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.

  • ravensthorpe-wa-mini-poster-facebook-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-babyJuliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show in Ravensthorpe Town Hall – Regional WA   (18/2).
  • Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby back to the Elligton Jazz Club – Perth (25/2). 

The Bossa Nova Baby show has been embraced by audiences across the whole of Australia, Europe and Brazil, showcasing contemporary arrangements of well loved bossa and samba standards – such as “Mas que Nada” and Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema”  – as well as Juliana Areias’s original songs from her multi-award nominee album “Bossa Nova Baby”  which has been featured on radio nationally and in Europe, Japan, the United States, New Zealand and Latin America.

Juliana will share her passion and the stage with top musicians Paul Millard (sax / flute), Ben Matthew (piano), Joe Southwell (bass), Vince Pavitt (drums) and surprise guests.

Get ready for a sensuous night of fun, rhythms and beautiful music not to be missed, all to celebrate the Latin spirit of the Carnival Month!

More information at : www.julianaareias.com

Reviews:

–  “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.  –  O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio
Carlos Miguel – Music critic  and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award”.
 
– ” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords, Belgium/Europe –  Patrick Van de Wiele .

 

Juliana Areias – Jazz Brazil Show and Tour

Thursday 20 September – 8pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club– (191 Beaufort St – Perth. Ph: 92281088)   SOLD OUT

Spring comes in full swing for Perth’s Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias. In between a performance to  an expected crowd of 30,000 in Sydney and before hitting the road again for a debut appearance in Adelaide, Juliana returns to The Ellington Jazz Club with her new Jazz Brazil Show on September 20.

As the name suggests , the concert showcases Juliana’s singular sense of rhythm, authentic musicality and interpretation of bossa & samba classics, meeting contemporary Brazilian Popular Music & original favorites, in an explicit jazz format, context and perspective.

The audience is invited to join this dynamic synergy created by the encounter of these two syncopated musical  universes, so harmoniously dissonant, amalgamated & contrasting , intuitive & precise at the same time.

Ritmo Festival Sydney 2012

On board with Juliana Areias in this sensuous musical adventure, are some of the most actually impressive and sought-after Australian talents: pianist Tal Cohen, drummer Bronton Ainsworth and bassist Robin Murray. And to make this an even more stunning evening, Juliana is thrilled to announce singer Shameem Taheri-Lee as her special guest, sharing their music, inspirations and the stage for the first time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a show baked with the perfect fusion of jazz harmony, beautiful melodies floating on top, fantastic and exclusive rhythm, very sensual language singing sound, diversity of intrinsic talents and a passionate stage presence.

Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe (Switzerland) and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Always working in the music circuit, her career includes performances at major international events such as the revered Montreau Jazz Festival.

Online Booking at The Ellington Jazz Club Website

Jazz Brazil Show and Tour are proudly sponsored by: Oi Exchange  , Totem,   Daniela Collection,  Sand Dance  and Total Brazil Beauty 

More photos of Ritmo Festival – Darling Harbor – Sydney 2012:

Marcio Mendes and Juliana Areias
Juliana Areias (Perth), Gabriela Soares (Sydney) and Trio Agogo (Melbourne) together at the Ritmo Festival 2012. Photos By Marco Estrella.

The Brazilian Zest Jazz Club Premier Night feat. Juliana Areias Quartet

A groovy premier night of beautiful sounds, Brazilian flavours and smiling souls. Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias with Greg Howeson ( keys), Heni  Kaspi (sax, clarinet and flute) and Marcio Mendes ( percussion-drum kit). Free entry. Full info at the upcoming gigs page.

Event Sponsors : Morrison, Carmen Steffans, Daniela Collection, Nova Schin, Schin Guarana do Brasil, Karla Martins e Ingrid Tomasini.