Music is good for your health – Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert Sat 4 April in Perth

Hello Perth! Because music is good for your health. Very limited tickets. See you in Perth on Sat 4 April 7pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club for Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert- Book now 

After touring Singapore and Australia, Award winning Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back in Perth to present a tribute to her favourite composer and bossa nova master; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba,  Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco)  – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; –  as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary 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.

For this exceptionally special 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 on this sensuous musical journey with  the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – guitar, Tommi Flamenco – bass, Bronton Ainsworth – drums and percussionists Rafael Medeiro de Souza and Lee Coumbe.

Juliana Areias has performed multiple sold-out concerts around Australia and on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand 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.

–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. 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

–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National

“The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record – USA

–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil

–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium

More information:

Turn it up! Turn it on!

Turn it up! Turn it on! Juliana Areias live interview at FarofaWA Radio Show tonight 8/8

Perth 7-8pm // Sydney 9-10pm //Brasil 8-9h.

Talking about this weekend shows with guitarist Mike Bevan coming from Adelaide to Perth after his Japan Tour to perform together  at Cine Vivo ( Sat 12th) and at The Ellington Jazz Club ( Sun 13th).

Tuesday 8/8 interview in Portuguese at Farofa WA Radio Show – 7-8pm Perth time. Listen online. Farofa WA YouYube Channel to listen later.

Friday  11/8 – interview in English  with Valentine at 6EBA World Radio – 9-10am Perth time.  Listen online.

SAT 12 AUGUST 2017 at CINE VIVOPerth Latin American Film Festival.

Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) – Double Tribute to Choro & Chico Buarque + Award Multiple winner Brazilian Movie Aquarius.

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST – 6pm  at The Ellington Jazz Club –  Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan  ( Perth – Brazil – Adelaide) –  Bossa & Beyond – $10 – $15 Book now


Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby invites Mike Bevan – one of the best Australian guitarists, based in Adelaide –  for this unique musical collaboration at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Together with bassist Adam Springuetti, they will present an enchanting repertoire of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossas and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre, the precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike in a seven string 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 Juliana and Mike during one of Juliana’s trips to Adelaide.

About Juliana Areias

Perth based, Brazil born singer and song-writer Juliana Areias’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London and Auckland Festival. Her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth, has featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National and has been receiving multiple music award nominations, great reviews and continuous radio airplay in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America.

While a teenager, Juliana was introduced to the founders of Bossa Nova by prize-winning music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also dubbed her the ‘Bossa Nova Baby.’ This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.

For audio, videos, photos and more information visit and her facebook page

About Mike Bevan

Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US.

Mike tours the country regularly and has played WOMADelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival, the Famous Spiegeltent, the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.

He has produced two CDs with ‘Caliente’, ‘Bebé’ and ‘Menage à Guitar”; two with vocalist Charmaine Jones, ‘A Small Hotel ‘ and ‘Still’; a solo album, ‘Homage’, and ‘Never too Far Away’, a recent collaboration with his brother Andy Bevan.

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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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Brazilian tour – After Sao Paulo and Rio, Juliana Areias arrives in Salvador

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Depois de encantar público e crítica em São Paulo e Rio, cantora e compositora radicada em Perth, na Austrália, apresenta as canções de seu álbum de estreia “Bossa Nova Baby” para os soteropolitanos, no dia 7 de janeiro

2-jam-no-mam-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-baby-7-jan-2017-img_936702 de janeiro de 2017 – Ano novo, artista nova, oportunidade excelente para quem mora em Salvador e para quem está curtindo a cidade conhecer o trabalho de Juliana Areias, cantora e compositora, que veio da Austrália lançar seu disco “Bossa Nova Baby, estourado nas rádios por lá, e indicado a “Melhor Álbum do Ano”.

1-jam-no-mam-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-baby-7-jan-2017-img_9381-geleia-solar-ivan-huol-ivan-bastos-felipe-guedes-marcelo-galter-rowney-scott-joatan-nascimento-gabi-guedesVai ser muito gostoso cantar em Salvador porque foi aí que dei meus primeiros passos como cantora, nas areias do Farol de Itapuã, em 1993. Muito emocionante me apresentar pela primeira vez na JAM no MAM, que sempre foi meu point favorito na cidade, desde essa época”, conta empolgada Ju Areias.

O evento escolhido pela artista para este retorno às origens não poderia ser melhor. A JAM no MAM é o projeto que leva aos finais de semana do Museu de Arte Moderna de Salvador uma trilha sonora especial, baseada no melhor estilo das jam sessions. O local tem uma das mais belas vistas da cidade e é ponto de encontro garantido de músicos locais, além de atrair artistas de todo o mundo que, de passagem pela Bahia, encontram ali um espaço democrático para ouvir jazz com “sotaque baiano” e exercitar a arte da improvisação ao lado da banda Geleia Solar — antiga Banda JAM no MAM, que estreia seu novo nome brincando com a tradução de “jam” (“geleia”, em inglês) e com o Solar do Unhão e o clima de pôr- do-sol que caracteriza as sessões musicais em Salvador. A banda é atualmente formada por André Becker, Bruno Aranha, Felipe Guedes, Gabi Guedes, Ivan Bastos, Ivan Huol, Joatan Nascimento, Matias Traut, Paulo Mutti e Rowney Scott.

Juliana Areias irá apresentar algumas de suas 12 composições, que trazem um quê de samba, jazz, funk americano, tango, choro, pop e, claro, muita bossa. Seu primeiro álbum, “Bossa Nova Baby”, conta com participação dos melhores músicos de jazz de Perth, onde mora, e foi produzido com apoio conseguido via crowdfunding, além do patrocínio do Departamento de Cultura e Arte da Austrália. Entre os destaques do disco “Flecha” e “Maré Cheia”, finalistas na categoria Melhor Canção do Ano, no prêmio australiano WAM SOTY 2015.

“‘Maré Cheia’ foi composta em parceria com Johannes Dimyadi, violonista indonesiano, radicado na Nova Zelândia. É uma canção cheia de balanço, que cheira a mar e verão. Conta a história de um pescador e uma sereia se preparando para um encontro. Vale a pena assistir ao “Lyrics video”, um stop motion com a letra da música sendo lavada pelo mar da praia de Cottesloe, cartão postal de Perth. Tem participação da Lilás, minha filha”, explica a artista.

Para ouvir “Flecha” e “Maré Cheia”

Fotos e vídeos em:

A jam session do dia 07/01 terá transmissão online através das redes sociais da JAM no MAM ( A equipe técnica é coordenada pelos cineastas Sofia Federico e Marcos Povoas.

Show de Juliana Areias na JAM no MAM

Local: MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna)

Endereço: Solar do Unhao, Avenida do Contorno, s/n – Comercio, Salvador – BA, 40060-075

Data: 07 de janeiro

Horário: das 18h às 21h

Preço: R$ 8,00 (inteira) e R$ 4,00 (meia)

Vendas: no próprio local, a partir das 17h

Realização: Huol Criações – Tel: 71 3241-2983

Informações à imprensa:

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JAM no MAM – Um espetaculo de som e imagem – primeira do ano

Ivan Huol (bateria), Ivan Bastos (baixo), Felipe Guedes (guitarra), Marcelo Galter (teclado), Rowney Scott (sax tenor e soprano), André Becker (sax alto e flauta), Joatan Nascimento (flugelhorne) e Gabi Guedes (percussão)

Juliana Areias Live at JAM do MAM –  1h17min to 1h.41min