Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour – Singapore and Australia featuring guitarist Wesley Amorim (NYC) and pianist Marvio Ciribelli (RIO)

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

Ticket links:

SINGAPORE21-22 Feb 2019 – Juliana Areias – All That Samba Concert at Maduro Jazz Club featuring Brazil / New York guitarist Wesley Amorim & Brazil/Rio pianist Marvio Ciribelli
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – Juliana Areias – All That Samba Tour
Perth Fri 28 Feb ( Ellington Jazz Club) – Featuring Juliana Areias 7 piece band
Adelaide Tues 3 March – Adelaide Fringe Festival with pianist Marvio Ciribelli (The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Fortuna Spiegltent) – produced by EmotionMusic.
Melbourne Sat 7 March (Paris Cat Jazz Club)
Sydney Fri 13 March (Foundry 616 Jazz Club)
Brisbane Sat 14 March (Doo Bop Jazz Club) featuring Eddi Gazani

Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of All Rhythms Concert feat. Quentin Thony

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – SOLDOUT

After the success of her USA and Japan tours in 2018, Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back at the Ellington Jazz Club. Juliana invites you on a musical voyage to Bahia, the “bay of all rhythms”. On this journey you will discover the origins of many of Brazil’s most significant musical movements: Samba, Bossa-Nova, and Tropicalia, as well as the Afro-Bahia fusions of Samba-de-Roda, Capoeira, Afoxe, Samba-Reggae and Carnaval.

In the late 90s Juliana Areias lived in Salvador, Bahia’s capital and also the first capital of Brazil. Salvador is the Brazil’s most African city, where colourful big drums are played in the streets and ladies still dress in the traditional African clothes made famous by the 1940s Hollywood star Carmen Miranda.

The Bahia of all rhythms concert will feature magic songs about the heavenly beach of Itapuan, (where Juliana used to live and started her singing career); mythic creatures such as Yemanja, the Afro-Brazilian Goddess of the Sea; African slave cultural contributions and the happiness of the Carnaval of Bahia. Juliana Areias will perform iconic bossa and afro-sambas composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell and Ary Barroso – to delicious tunes from Bahian artists such as Joao Gilberto (creator of Bossa Nova), Dorival Caymmi, Assis Valente, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Olodum, A Cor do Som, Novos Baianos, Roberto Mendes, Jorge Portugal and Raul Seixas as well as a few originals from Juliana’s internationally-acclaimed Bossa Nova Baby album.

For this exceptionally colourful concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a very special line-up of musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth:

  • Paul Millard, – Australian Saxophonist, flautist (Leader of Straight Ahead Big Band);

  • Joshua de Silva – Australian/Srilankan guitarist and singer;

  • Arvis del Vedado – Cuban bassist and singer ( leader of De Cuba Son Band);

  • Filippe Rimis – Brazilian drummer

    And special guests:

  • Quentin Thony – Reunion Island singer (leader of Soukouss Internationale Band)

  • Rafael Medeiros – Brazilian percussionist

  • Ourico – Lee Coumbe – Australian percussionist and Capoeira teacher (leader of Cdo-Perth Capoeira Group)

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.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “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 great Brazilian music, made far away.” –  O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio
Carlos Miguel – Music critic  and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – feat.  Special guest singer Quentin Thony. Book Now

Welcoming friends from Melbourne – one night only special concert

Tuesday 18th November – 7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club – BOOK NOW                       Diana May Clark – “The Other Side of the Girl” Album Launch – feat. opening act by Juliana Areias & Doug de Vries Trio. (touring  from Melbourne/ Brazil). 

DMC 12x12 LRJuliana Areias is thrilled to announce that she will be sharing the stage and supporting her superb friends and performers from Melbourne for one night only magic presentation.

“While producing my own original album “Bossa Nova Baby” it is a honor to support another great original work, showcasing in Perth one of the best acts from Melbourne.”

Melbourne singer-songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark launches her debut original album ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ at this special Ellington Launch event, with the support of Perth based Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias and the virtuoso Doug de Vries Trio.

Diana May Clark established her interpretive credentials by way of 2 award-winning recordings with Guitarist (collaborator and husband) Doug de Vries. Their take on the Brazilian Songbook is superb.

This project of ‘sunny grown up pop’ was in response to Clark taking to the piano after losing her voice for a winter. It combines the pop/rock/jazz influences she grew up with and the font of ‘musica brasileira’ that she still loves. Produced by Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood) through a 60s Pure Pop filter, this is an album of summer anthems.

Playing Perth in acoustic mode, Diana’s songs speak of unity, the wheel of life, travel, family and having an escape plan.  Her ‘film-noir’ ripe vocals the heart wrapped in collaborator/husband Doug de Vries’ cool guitar riffs and the good groove of Alastair Kerr’s drum kit and superb Pete Jeavons’ bass.

Patrons can expect psychedelic melodies peppered with occasional Portuguese lyrics, – don’t be afraid to dress with a 60s twist and be ready to fall in love with Diana’s sound!

“From the get go, Diana May Clark & The Sunny Sets’ ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ makes you wanna undulate.  Not nod your head, not tap your toes nor click your fingers – you wanna move your hips. This is a disc designed to drive you to the dance floor.

Later, you can lie on your back staring at the sky and let the sublime blend of voice and music take you slipping through time like sunshine through tree tops. You’ll be needing a rest after all that dance floor action.”

Pat Monaghan (Basement Disks, Melbourne).

For more information visit: http://www.dianaclark.com.au

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

CLAUDIA J. RONDON – PR MANAGER  M. 0433 463 802 E. claudiajrondon@gmail.com


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