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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

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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

Juliana Areias – Sunset @ Subi Concert Series


* Photos taken at Juliana Areias’ contagious performance at the latest Sunset @ Subi Concert Series. It attracted a crowd of over 700 people, including Mrs. Heather Herderson, Mayor of Subiaco. Juliana has also opened the Kulcha’s Balcony Music Season 2011, filling Fremantle’s air with her magical Brazilian sounds to the delight of  Mr. Brad Pettitt- Mayor of Fremantle and all people who stopped at the street to enjoy her Ginga Brazil Concert.

Sunset @ Subi – Event Production: PAN International. Coordenation: Leigh Jarrett
Juliana Areias sponsors:

Photos: Gilberto Carvalho, Timothy Grose. Video: Claudia Rondon & David Meadows
Daniela Collection Jewellery, Totem Brazilian Internation Fashion Designing , Carmen Steffans high fashion footware , Jacqueline Arenhardt (hair style ) and Sand Dance – (make up).

Special thanks to all sponsors, friends and enthusiast crowd for your presence and support. Special thanks to my friend Roberta Alves, you continuous to be part of it.