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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”
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” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords –  Patrick Van de Wiele . – Belgium, Europe

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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 .

 

Tour in Paradise – Cairns – Queensland – Australia

1 a CairnsTanks Arts Centre Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Jazz Up North SeriesThank you Cairns! We had an amazing time perfoming at this fantastic venue, the Tanks Arts Centre in the middle of Cairns Botanic Gardens! Thank you The Tanks Team for your superb work on production and warm welcome. Thank you Tony Hillier and the Department of Culture and the Arts WA for supporting our tour. It is always a pleasure to share the stage with these super inspiring and positive vibe musicians – Paul Millard, Ray Walker, Shai Martin, Joe Southwell and Bronton Ainsworth.  Thank you to all of you who went there! Beautiful people, place, music, spirit and laughter! A time to be remembered, a tour in paradise.

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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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Celebration Time

Saturday 5 May – Juliana Areias – The Sounds of Brazil Show @ the Ellington Jazz Club – SOLD OUT  

Brazil! The very word excites the imagination with a delicious and unique blend of rhythms and sensations.

Celebrating the consecutive success of her performances,  Brazilian singer Juliana Areias “  –   is back to the Ellington presenting the “best chapters” of her previous shows – Ginga Brazil / Bossa Nova Baby / La vie en Rose in Ipanema / Born to Samba – as well as new vogue songs.

From fresh arrangements of  Jobim’s classics such as The Girl from Ipanema and Sergio Mendes’ popular samba recording Mas que nada to contemporary  Brazilian icons –  Djavan, Joao Bosco, Lenine, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Maria Rita, Rita Lee, Zelia Duncan,  Adriana Calcanhoto,  Arlindo Cruz, Moacyr Luz  and Aldyr Blanc – The Sounds of Brazil show also features some of Juliana’s original songs.

On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, is a stellar line up of new talents: just arrived Brazilian multi instrumentalist Leandro Cezarino (guitar, cavaquinho and percussion); pianist Jeremy Poole-Johnson, bassist Joe Southwell and drummer Bronton Ainsworth; plus surprise special guests – Marcio Mendes, Carlos Santos and Walber Almeida – and surprise reasons to celebrate. Sound Engineering: Liam Crosby.

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.

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

– Hair designing – Total Brazil Beauty 

– Photos by Jayga McMullen and Santos Group

– Sound engineer: Liam Crosby

– Video by Luis Tasso Santos

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