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Juliana Areias Live in Sydney at Foundry 616 Jazz Club – April 6th

Hello Sydney! The Bossa Nova Baby is coming down your way! One night only at Foundry 616 Jazz Club.

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, come to Sydney for one night only at Foundry 616.

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award finalist, brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm.

Juliana Areias Concert features the original songs of her Bossa Nova Baby album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.

The Bossa Nova Baby is super excited to share the stage with this fantastic line up of Sydney based musicians: Pedro Licio, pianist Rodric White, saxophinst/flutist Glenn Henrich, bassit Stan Valacos drummer Andrew Dickeson and very special guests from Sydney Choro Club – flautist Sara Müller, accordionist Lukas Maio, seven string guitarist Pedro Licio, bassist George Machado and percussionist Douglas Aguiar (playing Brazil’s luxurious tambourine called pandeiro).

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro and at Darling Harbour performing for over 30.000 people.

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 – 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

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Back in Perth – Juliana Areias salutes 60 years of Bossa Nova

Juliana Areias – Celebration of 60 Years of Bossa Nova at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA -Saturday 28 July 7.00pm – Book now

After a brilliant USA Tour, with performances in New York, California, Florida and New Jersey; Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back to salute 60 years of Bossa Nova at the Ellington Jazz Club.

The concert will feature exuberant arrangements of select originals and many of the most-loved Bossa Nova classics – including The Girl From Ipanema, Mas que Nada, and One Note Samba – revealing how Bossa Nova keeps evolving and enchanting the world.

Juliana will be joined by a stellar line-up of musicians and friends: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Ray Walker – guitar, Joe Southwell – bass and Brazilian drummer Fabio Macarrao.

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.

As a teenager Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by the iconic Brazilian music historian and journalist Ruy Castro – who also named her the “Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct contact with the Bossa masters inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Before moving to Australia, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe and lectured in New Zealand, but it was her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth that elevated her to the next level. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Filled with original tunes, the CD is an infectious blend of bossa-nova with samba, jazz, pop, funk, choro, ballad, and tango rhythms.

Now it is your turn to experience live the sounds of the Bossa Nova Baby in concert.

More information at www.JulianaAreias.com

“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. – Australia

–  “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. – Australia

– “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. – Australia

– “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, Europe

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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Here comes the sun – Sunset Songs Series – Every Thursday @ The Kiosk Floreat Beach

Summer brings Juliana Areias back to her original element and stage: the beach sands.

This year accompanied by guitarist Mark Shanahan, the duo presents The Sunset Songs – A refreshing selection of sensuous Bossa,  Samba, Beatles and  French Jazz  tunes performed with Brazilian passion and accent. From 5/1/2012, every Thursday at the Kiosk – Floreat Beach –  6-7.30pm ( Challenger Parade). Free Entry.

The kiosk is a Beach Restaurant and Bar with  free parking,  playground and beach volleyball courts.

Map and directions at The Kiosk Website  For booking and information: 92850048

See photos here: 2012, 2011, 2010

And to celebrate her coming birthday, Juliana is also preparing a great party , a new full band concert on Tuesday  7 February –  JULIANA AREIAS – BRAZIL SHOW @ The Ellington Jazz CLub ( 191 Beaufort St) Book Now

Come and celebrate it with us, while enjoying one of those things we love to do best: music.  More information coming soon.


End of the year show

Sun 11 December – JULIANA AREIAS – LA VIE EN ROSE IN IPANEMA – end of the year concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club  – SOLD OUT

If Edith Piaf was Brazilian and Carmen Miranda French how would their music sound?

After 2 sold out nights at the Ellington with her Bossa Nova Baby concert and a recent performance at the Ritmo Festival at Darling Harbour in Sydney for 30.000 people, the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias is back presenting a new show with a Brazilian-French twist.

Fasten your seat belts and free up your imagination to enjoy a stunning night of breathtaking French classics and other finely selected tunes which have a French connection – interpreted with a Brazilian touch, grooves and accent – displaying the French influence within Brazilian Music and Jazz.

The concert will embrace timeless classics by Edith Piaf, Henri Salvador, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco and Carmen Miranda.  On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, are some of the top, most versatile musos  in town: Cathie Travers -accordion, Glenn Rogers-guitar, Adam Springuetti-bass, Marcio Mendes -percussion/backing vocals and Mike Boase-drums.

Brazilian chanteuse 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 a performance at the revered Montreau Jazz Festival. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are the trademarks of her work.
For booking and information: www.ellingtonjazz.com


Live and Alive

JULIANA AREIAS: Bossa Nova Baby – Sunday Samba Summer Breeze 

Kulcha – Bossa Nova Baby – Extra Concert – Sunday 27 Nov – 7pm  Book nowph:9336 4544 ( 1st Floor, 13 South Tce Fremantle)

Sunday Samba Summer Breeze… After performing for thousands of people at the Darling Harbour in Sydney recently, Brazilian singer Juliana Areias – the Bossa Nova Baby is back in town for a special performance at the Kulcha Festival Club as part of the Fremantle Festival 2011.

Global Tunes performed with Brazilian Passion. From silk bossas to sultry sambas, Juliana Areias’s four-continent repertoire embraces the best of the traditional and contemporary Brazilian music spectrum plus originals, improvisations and fusions. Performing with her, a stellar line up of musicians: Paul Millard ( sax/flute), Marcio Mendes ( percussion/backvocals) and Glenn Rogers ( guitar).

Juliana Areias is excited to come back to Kulcha which was her very first Australian Stage, bringings with her the magic subtleties, stories and the evolution of the bossa rhythm that has inspired people to sway gently for over 50 years. If you like the timeless bossa nova classic “The Girl from Ipanema” you will like this show.

A taste of Brazil! Get on board on this sensuous musical journey. Feel the breeze…

For booking and information:  www.kulcha.com.au

Photos by: Ana Dotta and Riaz Lalla. See photos here

JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NOVA BABY

@ The  Ellington Jazz Club  (191 Beaufort St) – 7 Sept /19 Oct – SOLD OUT . 

 

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever through the voice of Brazilian singer Juliana Areias, who returns to Perth after performing for 30.000  people at the Darling Harbour in Sydney recently. 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.

Known as The Bossa Nova Baby – a nickname given by Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro (author of Bossa Nova’s history book Chega de Saudade) – Juliana’s love for this seductive music evolved into a desire to become a professional singer after meeting and learning directly from some of its creators.

The concert will embrace timeless bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, Desafinado, One note samba, Mas que nada,  No more blues ( Chega de Saudade), Waters of March ( Aguas de Marco)  – that were introduced to the Western English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra –  as well as breathtaking new songs and fresh arrangements with its resonance reflecting upon Diana Krall,  Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Raphael Rabello, Joao Donato, Cazuza, Marisa Montes, Rosa Passos and other more recent jazz & contemporary music icons.

On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, is a stellar line up of musicians including: Glenn Rogers-guitar, Tal Cohen-piano, Paul Millard – sax/flute, Nick Abbey-bass (7/9), Pete Jeavons-bass (19/10), Michael Boase-drums and the multi talented Brazilian, Marcio Mendes-percussion/backing vocals.

To make this an even more sensational night, Juliana is honoured to announce the presence of three of Australia’s finest jazz vocalists as her very special guests: James Flynn  and  Victoria Newton (7/9); and Libby Hammer and Victoria Newton (19/10).

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.

“Bossa Nova is my essence as a person, my original impulse as a singer and my life-soul-heart’s pulse”

Sponsors: Daniela Collection, Totem (Melko) and Oi Exchange.

Make up/ hair styling: Sand Dance

Sound engineer: Liam Crosby (7/9)

Video: Crown Productions (7/9)

Photos: Flavio Rosa (7/9) and Jayga McMullen ( 19/10). See more photos here

WA TALENTS PLAY AT THE DARLING HARBOUR FOR EXPECTED AUDIENCE OF 30,000

Perth musos surf the Sydney wave this weekend – Brazilian singer Juliana Areias and Marcio Mendes (Sambalicious) two unique performances at the Darling Harbour:  Sat 17/9 – 7-8pm @ Tokio Hotel, ( Cockle Bay Wharf – accoustic chill out session) and  Sun 18/9 – 3-4pm  @ Ritmo Brazilian Festival (Tumbalong Park – upbeat band ). Tour sponsored by:  ECU International Office and Oi Exchange.  Just catch the Wave!

Listen to SBS Radio  Interview  to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wollongong  (by Rui Bernardes in Portuguese). 

September 2011 – Perth is showing that it is a city that brings culture, art and people together all over Australia. This coming Sunday, 18th of September, some of Perth’s finest  world music  talents will be in Sydney performing at the Ritmo Brazilian Festival. Sponsored by the International Office of Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Oi Exchange;  Brazilian jazz singer Juliana Areias  and Marcio Mendes, Thiago Santos from Sambalicious  will step on stage to represent Perth’s culturally diverse music talent and encourage study at WA’s most vibrant university in Australia’s most exciting and liveable city.

The Ritmo Brazilian Festival is Australia’s biggest and most important Brazilian event. In it’s 12th edition, it is part of the annual events calendar of the Darling Harbour Foreshore Authority. In 2010, it attracted 30,000 people fulfilling its aim to promote the benefit and joy of diversity in Australian society. The event is an opportunity for people from all backgrounds to meet and have a fun day whist learning about Brazilian Culture.

 Created by the not-for-profit organization BraCCA – The Brazilian Community Council of Australia, the 12th Ritmo Brazilian Festival happens this Sunday at the Tumbalong Park (Darling Harbour) and promises to be a fun day of free entertainment and another example of celebration of Australia’s unique cultural diversity.

Filled with music, dance and Brazilian cuisine, people from all backgrounds will join the party and be able to listen to Juliana Areias and Marcio Mendes in concert for the first time thanks to Edith Cowan University, OiExchange and Brazil WA.

Their repertoire is still a surprise, but the smoking musicians will certainly bring along with them the hottest and originally Brazilian moves and grooves from the sands of the beautiful beaches of the state that nurtures their talent, Western Australia. 

See more photos here

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Back at the Ellington

“Great, very personal, full of passion, beautiful, natural” – it’s how the audience describes her performance.

After the success of her latest concerts at the Fremantle Festival, Sunset @ Subi  and her premiere night at the Ellington, Juliana was back at the Ellington with  her authentic Brazilian voice, great stage presence, groove and charisma on 8 June.

The audience rolled up for a stunning night of classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusions, originals and improvisations featuring some of Perth’s most versatile musicians: guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Matt Bell and drummer Michael Boase – creating a new ‘Ginga’.

Ginga is a Brazilian word that describes the signature element, the malleable bilateral motion and spirit that Brazilians present in everyday life – always keeping in rhythm.

Ginga Brazil Concert repertoire embraced several shades of the Brazilian music spectrum and its resonance upon jazz and other international musical styles. Performing compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pixinguinha, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Joyce, Ceu, Lenine and Arlindo Cruz; the concert also brough original tunes composed by Juliana with local and international music partners around the world.

See more photos of the premiere concert here – 20 April 2011. Photos taken by Felipe Azevedo, Gilberto Carvalho, Renata Martins and Sandra Barbosa. Featiring: Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias, guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Pete Jeavons, drummer Michael Boase, pianist Tal Cohen and Brazilian percussionist Marcio Mendes

See more photos of the concert II here – 8 June 2011. Photos taken by Felipe Azevedo and Cema Santos. Featuring Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias, guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Matt Bell and drummer/percussionist Michael Boase.

Sponsors: Daniela Collection, Totem, Oi Exchange and Carmen Steffens.

Make up: Sand Dance
Hair styling: Jacqueline Arenhardt
Video production: Luciana Negrao

Sound engineer: Liam Crosby

Production coordenator: Juliana Areias