After cracking the US Top 100 Jazz Charts with her debut original album Bossa Nova Baby following her win of “Best Brazilian Music Album released in America at the US Focus Brazil Awards 2019 – Juliana Areias announces her All That Samba Tour collaborating with Brazilian Music Luminaries; guitarist Wesley Amorim (from NYC) and pianist Marvio Ciribelli (from Rio)
It is carnival time in Brazil! Bossa Nova and samba are more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian-born singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-Australia based multiple award winner and 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.
Prepare your heart to beat stronger and your imagination to fly high. Juliana invites you on a musical voyage through the Universe of Samba to experience the magical cultural blend that gives Brazilian Music its abundance of creativity and excitement. On this journey you will taste the recipe that makes samba one of the most intoxicating rhythms of this planet and discover the origins and evolution of this unique art expression. 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, afro-samba, samba-choro, partido-alto, gafieira, afoxe, samba-reggae and carnaval. – featuring celebrated composers, exclusive arrangements of Brazilian hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”, as well as the songs from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album “Bossa Nova Baby”.
For this exceptionally joyful concert, Juliana Areias teams up with the New York based Brazilian super guitarist Wesley Amorim band and pianist Marvio Ciribelli directly from Rio.
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”which she would go on to use as her debut original album title.
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.
Wesley Amorim, Sao Paulo born, guitarist, composer and arranger based in New Yor City since 2014, has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan Room and in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King to name a few. He has since shared the stage and/or recorded with renowned artists, including Alcione, Luciana Mello, Neguinho da Beija-Flor, Jair Oliveira, Oriente Lopez, and others. In 2019 Amorim released his first duo album, “Simas & Amorim Duo – Deuce” with the pianist Luiz Simas to the acclaim of Creed Taylor and Antonio Adolfo.” (Wesley Amorim will perform with Juliana Areias in Singapore only).
Pianist Marvio Ciribelli is a contemporary exponent of Brazilian Music from Rio de Janeiro on World Tour. Marvio Ciribelli has performed in famous Jazz festivals such as the ‘Montreux Jazz Festival’ (Switzerland – 4 editions) , the ‘Java Jazz Festival’ (Indonesia – twice, including the recent 2018 edition) and The Havana Plaza International Festival – Jan 2020. Ciribelli have also played at the celebration of the 50 years of Bossa Nova (Lyon, France); and the festivals “Blue Planet in Concert” (Munich, Germany), “Montreux Meets Brienz” (Brienz, Switzerland), as well as Japan, European and Brazilian national events. He has recorded several albums, 3 of them, live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In Brisbane the concert will also feature guitarist Eddie Gazani and in Perth, Juliana Areias will also share the stage with her stellar 7 piece band composed by saxophonist Paul Millard, guitarist Joshua de Silva, bassist Tommi Flamenco, drummer Filippe Rimis and percussionists Lee Coumbe and Rafael Medeiros de Souza.
Western Australian Saxophonist Paul Millard is music director and creator of The Straight Ahead Big Band. He studied at NSW Conservatorium of Music and at the Berklee College of Music. With over 25 years of career, he has performed for most Broadway Musicals touring Australia, and with International artists including Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jnr., Natalie Cole, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Jackman, James Morrison, Tom Burlinson, Kate Ceberano and Joe Camilleri. Paul Millard have been performing with Juliana Areias around Australia for 10 years. He has also recorded her award-winning album Bossa Nova Baby along with Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Marcio Mendes and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) professors; pianist Graham Wood, bassist Pete Jeavons, drummer Chris Tarr and guitarist Ray Walker.
Always interested in creating new diverse musical fusions Juliana has invited two young talented WAAPA graduates, Brazilian seven-string guitarist Joshua de Silva (Sirilanka-born) and bassist Tommi Flamenco, along with Brazilian drummer Filipe Rimis and percussionists Lee Coumbe (Brazilian Martial Art Instructor with Philippines background.) and Rafael Medeiros da Souza from Brazil (member of Brejeixo Choro and Xoxote Forro bands). They have been performing at Juliana Areias sold-out concerts at the Ellington Jazz Club since the beginning of 2019. In Brisbane, the concert will also feature popular local Brazilian guitarist Eddie Gazani, who’s musical influence combines samba, forro and gypsy jazz guitar. Eddie has toured Europe and Japan with Mike Bevan and collaborated with Katie Noonan.
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