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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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Bossa Nova is Back in Town

Amsterdam Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Tour 2015 Fred Polet 1(Photo by Fred Polet –  at Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam)

Next Show : Friday 23/10 – 7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club. BOOK NOW

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias, known as The Bossa Nova Baby is back in town celebrating the success of her Sydney and European tours, where she presented her Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Sydney Opera House, at the Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam and at the Ronnie Scott in London, the “Mecca” of the Jazz in Europe.

Showcasing a fine mixture of well loved bossa and samba hits such as the Girl from Ipanema and Mas que Nada, as well as her original songs, the concert presents an intimate version of the touring shows featuring a quintet formed by Juliana Areias – vocals, Paul Millard – sax/flute, Gabriel Fatin – piano, Adam Springuetti – bass and Brazilian super groovy stars Marcio Mendes – percussion/guitar and Fabio Macarrao – Drums.

Juliana Areias lived for many years in Switzerland and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and America’s Cup (NZ), The Kings Park Festival, The Perth International Jazz Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, for over 30.000 people.

” Back in Brazil, where she was raised and given the nickname Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias has been compared to Bebel Gilberto, the genre’s golden girl. Now this Sao Paulo-born singer is the toast of Perth’s 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.

Like Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger

*** Also enjoy Juliana Areias duo – Sunset Song Summer Season every Thursday 6.30-8pm at the Kiosk Floreat Beach – starting  on October 15th.

LIVE AT THE PIAZZA – WORLD CUP BRAZIL SPECIAL – BEYOND SAMBA, SOCCER AND CARNIVAL

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AAAA Piazza 2014 1The 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”.

Find out more about her music and keep in tune

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– Website: www.julianaareias.com
– Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger
– Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic

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May it be! Perth International Jazz Festival & Perth Jazz Society Sunday Sessions

PIJF 2014 Juliana Areias and Tal Cohen Perth International Jazz Festival 2014 Perth Jazz Society Laneway Lounge Sunday sessionsSunday’s Sessions – from 4/5 to 25/5 – Juliana Areias @ Laneway Lounge presented by The Perth Jazz Society  (414A Murray Street 6000 Perth T: (08) 9321 2508 ). – 6.30=8.30pm . Tickets  on the door – $10-15 with free drink. 

(* Pre-booking available only for the 11/5 – As part of the Perth International Jazz Festival.  BOOK NOW )

May it be!

PerthJazzSociety_logolaneway lounge perth logoJuliana Areias is the special guest artist this May for the Laneway Sessions in Perth

 Perth Jazz Society invited Juliana Areias to perform for four Sundays consecutively in May at the Laneway Lounge (41/4 A Murray Street, Perth City)

 Pairing up with top local jazz musicians, the Brazilian Singer and songwriter, Juliana Areias, will present an eclectic repertoire that ranges from tunes influenced by Brazilian pop rock and French jazz. With her Brazilian jazz / bossa nova flair, this is an excellent option for a unique Sunday session accompanied by Perth’s most delicious top shelf cocktails.

 For lovers of local jazz, one of the highlights of these musical encounters is the presence of one of Perth’s dearest jazz pianist, Tal Cohen, who is flying in from Florida to take part in the second edition of the Perth International Jazz Festival.

“I am looking forward to performing with Tal Cohen again. The sea connects people and not the opposite and this is the motto that will inspire our session. We aim to experiment with our own original songs, so we can expect the unexpected and this how we like our music.”, Juliana Areias.

 Sundays, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Laneway Lounge (41/4 A Murray Street, Perth City)

Entrance fee / general information: www.thelanewaylounge.com.au

Sunday, 4th of May

Pop Bossa with Gus Potenza

 Gus Juliana Areias NocturnusGus Potenza Nocturnus Juliana AreiasJuliana Areias – Pop bossa with Gus Potenza at Lane Way Lounge is a jazzy edition of Juliana Areias
Sunset Sessions at Floreat beach Kiosk. The guitar player and composer newly arrived in Perth from Brazil and brings to the table his Brazilian pop rock background from São Paulo.

The duo will be interpreting legendary songs from acclaimed artists and bands such as The Beatles and classics of Brazilian 1980’s rock in an easy listening bossa nova style.


Sunday, 11th of May

7 Seas

Tal e JulianaTal Cohen - Juliana Areias duoJuliana Areias & Tal Cohen duo present the 7 Seas – a special selection of favourites, originals and improvisations.

Cohen who has relocated to Florida is specially returning to his hometown for the Perth International Jazz Festival. Having played alongside Juliana Areias for the past 3 years, this is the first time that they will be experimenting around their own original compositions together. An opportunity not to be missed!

Sunday, 18th of May

Tribute to Jobim

Graham WoodA Juliana Areias by Lili Riecken 023_20130501Juliana Areias & Graham Woods, a major reference in the jazz scene in Perth. By far the best combination Perth can offer for interpreting the bossa nova classics of master Antonio Carlos Jobim. Challenge your ears and they will agree.

Sunday, 25th of May

La vie en rose in Ipanema

Juliana Areias, Ray Walker & Cathie Travers

Ray WalkerIf Edith Piaf was Brazilian and CaCathie Traversrmen Miranda French how would their music sound? This is the music mystery that this amazing trio aim to unravel. Exploring the French influences, Ray Walker (guitarist) has 50 years in the industry being one of Western Australia’s leading professional guitarists who has performed with musicians such as Joe Pisano and Cathie Travers with the charms of her impeccable accordion playing will perform alongside Juliana Areias. Join in!

About Juliana Areias

O DIA 8 march 2014 RIO Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby pbWith over a year of consecutive sold out concerts around Australia, Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias, based in Perth since 2009 is already a reference in the local music scene and abroad.

 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.

 Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe (Switzerland) and New Zealand prior toArt Gallery Juliana Areias page 1 of 2 moving to Australia. Always working in the music circuit, her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the revered Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and American’s Cup (NZ). Most recent 2013 performances include the Inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyong” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, performing for over 30.000 people.

Juliana Areias has recorded for the poet, composer and Juliana Areias EPOCA GLOOGLE TRANSLATOR march 2014Brazilian diplomat Marcio Catunda, 6 of his albums produced respectively in Switzerland (Anima Lirica -1997), Bulgaria (Crescente – 2000), Brazil ( Mistica Beleza – 2003/ Itinerario Sentimental – 2008) , Spain (Agua de Flores – 2009) and Portugal (O Jardineiro da Vida – 2010). And now she is producing her first original album, the Bossa Nova Baby. 

 Juliana Areias music embraces several shades of the Brazilian music spectrum and its resonance upon jazz and other international musical styles.

Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are the trademarks of her work.

Press: Claudia Rondon

(CJR Media Consultancy – claudiajrondon@gmail.com)

BOSSA NEWS SHOW – Celebrating over 100% success of the CD Crowd-funding Campaign

Juliana Areias-49 c Thank youYOU did it! Thanks to YOU, the Pozible crowd-funding campaign to produce the Bossa Nova Baby Album has been successful !  Contribute now and be part of it!  Thanks for your amazing support!  (  See full list of supporters  here )

Let’s celebrate it together !

– FRIDAY 4 APRIL – JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NEWS SHOW at the Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – Book now

Juliana Areias-108 c After the milestone performance at “Mare cheia” – On the rise concert” greeting listeners for the very first time with her original work, Juliana Areias steps on stage again to sing more classic and contemporary bossa nova.

Juliana Areias-63bRecently compared to renowned contemporary bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto by Brazil’s acclaimed EPOCA Magazine and O DIA newspaper, Juliana Areias brings to the Ellington on the 4th of April a heart full of gratitude and good news about Bossa Nova Baby Album crowd funding campaign.

This is a beautiful opportunity for Perth jazz fans to enjoy another little taste of Juliana Areias’ original work whilst witnessing and taking part in this inspiring catharsis that comes into fruition live. To celebrate with Juliana Areias, bringing their always appreciated skills and talent, will join the stage Graham Woods (piano), Marcio Mendes (guitar / percussion), Paul Millard (sax / flute), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums).

Photos by Dani Mendes.

– FRIDAY 4 APRIL – JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NEWS SHOW at the Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – Book now

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These are the amazing “angel supporters” of this Album –  in Australia, Brazil, Italy, France, New Zealand, Qatar, Andorra, England,  USA and Switzerland – so far!

  See full list of supporters  here

CORPORATE SPONSOR OF THE ALBUM

  1. *** METAX ***

HONORARY PRODUCERS OF THE ALBUM

  1.  *** Geoffrey Drake-Brockman ***  
  2. *** Jose Wilson Areias Mendes *** 
  3. *** Marcia & Reginaldo Farias Santos Family ***
  4. *** ZAMBELLI’S PIZZA ***

SPECIAL PATRONS OF THE ALBUM

  1. ***Odair Ortega***
  2. ***Frederico Correa Ramanzini***
  3. ***Graca Cabral Mendes***
  4. ***Ascelino Teixeira Mendes*** 

CAMPAIGN SPONSORS

  1. Fashion clothes by MELKO/ TOTEM AUSTRALIA,
  2. Jewelry byDANIELA COLLECTION,
  3. a draw of AU$500 by OI EXCHANGE ,
  4. Samba no pe dance classes by SANDDANCE 
  5. Dance classes all styles by  JUAN RANDO DANCE ACADEMY 

Birthday Show – “Mare Cheia”: On the rise – 7 Feb 2014

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 BOOK NOW – Juliana Areias – “Mare Cheia”:On the rise 

@ The Ellington Jazz Club – Friday 7 Feb 2014 – 7pm 

Juliana Areias – “Mare cheia”: on the rise

Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back to the Ellington Jazz Club celebrating “another trip around the sun”. This time, the full tide (“Mare Cheia”) of our new year brings to you the waves of top bossa nova classics and Juliana Areias’ original music created in collaboration with dear friends and talents from the four corners of the globe.

Mare cheia”: on the rise concert is a unique opportunity to embark on a special celebration of Juliana’s musical journey listening with exclusivity to some of the original songs, including “Mare cheia”, that will feature on Juliana’s first album currently under production.

Performed for the very first time at the Ellington Jazz Club by Graham Wood (piano), Marcio Mendes (guitar / percussion), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums); this milestone performance melds music notes and life adventures that carry flavours and influences from Juliana’s favourite composers such as Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Djavan, Baden Powell, Joao Bosco and Lenine.

More information at The Ellington Jazz Club website

NOCTURNUS – A Brazilian Halloween Party

SATURDAY 26th OCT 2013 – 8.30pm @ KULCHA  BOOK NOW 

Band Costumes proudly sponsored by Memory Lane – Period Clothing & Theatrical Costumes . Hire now

Juliana Areias Nocturnus - A Brazilian Halloween PArty KulchaInspired 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 –

Band Costumes proudly sponsored by Memory Lane – Period Clothing & Theatrical Costumes . Hire now

Photos by Dani Mendes Photography –  See more photos here.

Very Special thanks to Geoffrey Drake-Brockman ArtistAline 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
Email: 
info@memorylaneclothing.com

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Sao Paulo and now, Sydney here we go again !

Juliana Areias - Perth Samba Social Club Marcio Mendes Perth International Jazz Festival 2013 CROPAfter the São Paulo premiere of Samba Resolution, documentary that features Juliana Areias, Marcio Mendes & the Perth Samba Social Club, for the third consecutive year Juliana Areias heads to Sydney to perform at the Ritmo Brazilian Day, this Sunday, 15/9, from 2:30pm.

It has been quite an exciting couple of months for Juliana Areias with many interesting performances. One of them, at the Perth International Jazz Festival, was captured by the lenses of the Perth-based film director Antony Webb, winner of the past “Young Filmmaker of the Year”.

Juliana Areias Perth Samba Social Club Perth International Jazz Festival Stage 2013 CROPThe premiere of Samba Resolution was organised by its producer, Claudia Rondon, and happened on the 10th of September in São Paulo at Cinematilha, Matilha Cultural – a renowed space that supports culture. Journalists, Austrade – Consulate of Australia in São Paulo as well as sponsors from Socana Cachaça and Yes Australia were present at the event.

Check out Juliana Areias interview and one of her performances at the Perth International Jazz Festival and get ready to enjoy her concert in Sydney inspired by the State of Minas Gerais with tunes by João Bosco, Beto Guedes, Milton Nascimento and others.

Juliana Areias  at the Ritmo Brazilian Day Festival 2013 – Darling Harbour – Sydney

New Video Series – Luxurious bossa, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes

A Juliana Areias by Lili Riecken 023_20130501New Video Series featuring  Juliana Areias with virtuoso Australian Guitarist Doug de Vries’ Trio & Sexteto Zona Sul and  special guests Diana Clark and Marcio Mendes.

The new youtube playlist is composed by 12 videos where Juliana interprets a fine selection of iconic bossa nova, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim ( Inutil Paisagem, So danco samba); Carlos Lyra ( Influencia do Jazz) with Dolores Duran ( O negocio eh amar); Chico Buarque ( Samba de Orly,  Samba do grande amor), Dorival Caymmi (Rosa Morena), Pixinguinha ( Carinhoso), Cartola ( Preciso me encontrar), Ivone Lara ( Sonho meu) and  Rosa Passos ( Samba sem voce).

G Juliana Areias, Al and Diana Clark by Lili Riecken 160_2_20130501The  new Playlist was launched on 26 July 2013, Doug de Vries’ birthday while himself  along with Diana Clark, Heloisa McMillan , Mike & Andy Beven were touring Brazil and performing with some of the Brazilian Instrumental Music Masters such as Yamandu Costa, Rogerio Caetano, Marcelo Goncalves, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Ze Paulo Becker, Joao & Maria Souto and  Carrilho Family.  Happy Birthday Doug!

B Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries by Lili Riecken 109_20130501Special thanks to Kulcha, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Perth Jazz Society,  The Jazz Guitar Society of WA and The Fairbridge Festival for supporting this collaboration Project.

Video by Crown Productions. Fotos by Lili Riecken .

Project produced by Juliana Areias.

H Juliana Areias, Doug de Vries , Asha Henfry, Al Kerr by Lili Riecken 121_20130501