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Juliana Areias – Bossa N’ Roll – Last Concert of 2018

Juliana Areias – Bossa ‘N Roll Concert – Book Now

Bossa Nova is more alive then ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. The ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ returns to The Ellington Jazz Club for her last concert of the year to close the celebrations of Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary. Her Bossa ‘n Roll Concert will present the exciting origins and evolution of this rhythm that has inspired people to sway gently for 60 years.

The concert will embrace timeless Bossa classics – such as; The Girl from IpanemaOne note sambaMas que nada, Waters of MarchNo More Blues (Chega de Saudade) – that were introduced to the English-speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. The show will also feature irresistible Pop songs and fresh arrangements with the Bossa resonance reflecting upon artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Black Eyes Peas, Crowded House, The Police, Madonna, Sade, George Michael, Culture Club, Kate Perry, Bruno Mars, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall and Herbie Hancock.

In the country of Samba, even Brazilian Pop Rock Stars were influenced by Bossa Nova in the way they sang so smoothly and composed songs combing Rock ‘n Roll attitude with poetry, wit, and tropical waves. The concert will give you the opportunity to taste Bossa Nova-inspired songs composed by Brazilian contemporary Pop Rock artists such as Rita Lee (Brazil’s Queen of Rock), Cazuza (Brazil’s Poet of Rock), Lenine, Paralamas do Sucesso, Lobao, Djavan, Maria Gadu, Marisa Montes, Tribalistas, Lulu Santos, Guilherme Arante, Bebel Gilberto and Rosa Passos as well as a few Juliana Areias original compositions.

Juliana Areias will samba-rock the stage with some of the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard (sax-flute), Joshua de Silva (seven string guitar), Joe Southwell (bass), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and special guest Rafael Medeiros (Brazilian percussion).

Juliana Areias has performed on celebrated stages around the world 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, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan 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 idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record, Bill Nutt. – USA

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.

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

– “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 good Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Antonio

Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award” – Brazil

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

Juliana Areias – Bossa ‘N Roll Concert – Book Now

(*photo by Dani Mendes – Kings Park Festival. Dress by Totem Australia-Melko. Jewlery by Daniela Collection).

 

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JULIANA AREIAS – OCEANO CONCERT

Saturday 20 October 7.00pm – Book Now

After enthralling audiences across the US and Japan, with her “Bossa Nova Baby” concerts in New York, California, Florida, New Jersey, Tokyo and Nagoya, Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back at the Ellington Jazz Club, and invites you on a musical voyage, with her new show called “Oceano”.

The Oceano concert will feature songs about the seven seas, iconic beaches, mythic creatures and magic tales of Neptune, Poseidon, Yemanja, sirens, mermaids, pirates, fish-men, African slave ships and Atlantis’s mysteries.

Dive into a repertoire of alluring originals and irresistible covers; from bossa and jazz classics like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Beyond the Sea” (“La Mer”); to a water-colour of rhythms by Brazilian artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Roberto Menescal, Djavan, Tim Maia, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Lenine, Marina, Lulu Santos, Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo.

The concert will also reference UK artists who influenced Juliana Areias when she lived in Europe during the 90’s – David Byrne’s record with Caetano Veloso “Dreamworld – Red Hot” (1998) and Smoke City’s record “Underwater Love” (1997).

Aboard with Juliana for this maritime excursion are her captains of groove: guitarist Ray Walker, pianist Ben Mathews, bassist Joe Southwell, Drummer Bronton Ainsworth and special guests Joshua de Silva (seven string guitar) and Rafael Medeiros ( Brazilian percussion).

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages around the world 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, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan 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 idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record, Bill Nutt. – USA

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.

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

– “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 good Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Antonio

Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award” – Brazil

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

Packing up songs to Japan’s 60 Years of Bossa Nova Official Celebrations – Focus Brasil Press Awards

After a successful USA Tour, with performances in New York, California, Florida and New Jersey; Australia based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, salutes 60 years of Bossa Nova presenting her original album Bossa Nova Baby in Japan as the featuring artist of the 7th Focus Brasil Press Award. She will open the event with intimate Bossa Nova Baby concert at the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo on the 4th of September for a guest audience and then she will close the event with a free concert for 450 people at the Fukiagi Hall in Nagoya on the 9th of September. Get your free tickets now.

The Bossa Nova Baby concert features the exuberant arrangements of the 12 original songs of the Bossa Nova Baby álbum produced in Perth, Western Australia with the support of The Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australian and of a successful crowd-funding campaign – as well as exclusive arrangements of Bossa Nova classics such as “Waters of March”, “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Rio”.

Juliana will be joined by a stellar line-up of jazz musicians based in Japan, including Australian saxophonist Andy Bevan and guitarrist Hirishi Nakanuma in Tokyo ; and Brazilian bassist Bete Bezerra quintet in Nagoya featuring Japanese instrumentalists Manabu Suzuki – sax and flute, Shinobu Wakayama – piano, Komori Atsushi-guitar, Naoto-Tanii – bass and Hideki Shibata – Drums.

It has always been my dream to visit and perform in Japan. I am very excited to present the contemporary songs of the Bossa Nova Baby album paying tribute to the 60 years of Bossa Nova and showing its evolution at the same time. It will be a magical artistic encounter of 3 nations -Japan, Brazil and Australia – sharing our common language: our the love for music and bossa nova.” – tells Juliana Areias.

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 City, The Bickford Theatre in Metropolitan New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.

As a teenager Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by the iconic 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.

Before moving to Australia, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe and lectured in New Zealand, but it was her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth that elevated her to the next level. Featured on ABC National Radio on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Filled with original tunes, the CD is an infectious blend of bossa-nova with samba, jazz, pop, funk, choro, ballad, and tango rhythms.

Now it is your turn to experience live the sounds of the Bossa Nova Baby in concert.

More information, media clips, and social media links at http://www.JulianaAreias.com /

JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NOVA BABY ALBUM – FETURING REVIEWS

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

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath. – Australia

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

– “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. – Australia

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

A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“Key and Chords – Patrick Van de Wiele . – Belgium, Europe

Photos from Bossa Nova Baby Concert in Nagoya taken by Alex Santos Photography. (See full album here).

 

 

Back in Perth – Juliana Areias salutes 60 years of Bossa Nova

Juliana Areias – Celebration of 60 Years of Bossa Nova at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA -Saturday 28 July 7.00pm – Book now

After a brilliant USA Tour, with performances in New York, California, Florida and New Jersey; Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back to salute 60 years of Bossa Nova at the Ellington Jazz Club.

The concert will feature exuberant arrangements of select originals and many of the most-loved Bossa Nova classics – including The Girl From Ipanema, Mas que Nada, and One Note Samba – revealing how Bossa Nova keeps evolving and enchanting the world.

Juliana will be joined by a stellar line-up of musicians and friends: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Ray Walker – guitar, Joe Southwell – bass and Brazilian drummer Fabio Macarrao.

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.

As a teenager Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by the iconic 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.

Before moving to Australia, Juliana Areias began her music career in Europe and lectured in New Zealand, but it was her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth that elevated her to the next level. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Filled with original tunes, the CD is an infectious blend of bossa-nova with samba, jazz, pop, funk, choro, ballad, and tango rhythms.

Now it is your turn to experience live the sounds of the Bossa Nova Baby in concert.

More information at www.JulianaAreias.com

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

“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian,  John McBeath. – Australia

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

– “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. – Australia

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

” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords –  Patrick Van de Wiele . – Belgium, Europe

The World’s Music & Art Rendezvous

The heart of New Your’s Culture is now in Perth. 

Juliana Areias’ music  meets Frida Carlo, Van Gogh , Dali and Beyond at AGWA – The Art Gallery of Western Australia 

Friday 19 July 2013 –  Guided Tour 6pm /  Show 7-8pm  $19 – BOOK NOW

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This visually stunning exhibition presents 134 masterworks by 96 of the world’s greatest artists. Re-imagining the world around them, these artists invented new strategies that shaped modern art. This exhibition presents three of the most fundamental artistic genres which link and transcend the ‘isms’ of twentieth century art, from Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and beyond to the art of today.

This outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, and media works from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York spans over 120 years and presents the timeless subjects of landscape, still life, and portraiture with renewed urgency and vitality.

Works by eminent artists such as van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Klimt, Dalí, Kahlo, Wesselmann, Koons, and Richter allow you to experience some of the most innovative interpretations of traditional genres, and discover a renewed sense of wonder at what the world can be. Many of the most important artists of the 20th century will be represented, with works that reinvented Landscape, Still Life and Portraiture in their time.

Juliana Areias full  interview for WAM / AGWA:

1) How will performing as part of the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond exhibition shape your performance?

Art Semana art moderna Sao Paulo Juliana Areias websiteI feel that performing at a modernist exhibition such as this one has a lot to do with my work in the sense that the Brazilian music as we have today already is, to a certain extent, a result of what happened in Brazil during the Modern Art Week in 1922.

There and then, this artistic and cultural movement brought about patriotism and Brazilians started to transform all arts coming from overseas – in what was known as the “Anthropophagite Manifesto”– making that art their own.

The music that I do today is a contemporary dialogue with that artistic movement. My music has been influenced by various musicians and composers from Brazil and overseas where I have lived since the age of 21. I try to stay true to my cultural roots while communicating with the audience of the world through my music, so I blend in the tunes my own creative approach offering to the listeners something that goes beyond any clichés which is very important to me. Like for the artists in this exhibition, I aim with my performances to break boundaries, language barriers and preconceived ideas, mixing the old and the new, the simplicity and the sophistication that can help us all think outside the box.

2) Do you have a favourite artist from the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond exhibition?

Art Frida Kahlo Sun and Life painting Juliana Areias websiteWhenever I talk about visual arts it is always hard to tell. I always absorb something from all artists and this comes from the natural curiosity of a former fine arts student from Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal da Bahia where I confirmed that apart from the classes about “History of Arts and Aesthetics”, I was more interested in singing at the university choir. That said, I feel particularly connected with the work and Art Frida Kahlo self portrai in a velvet dress juliana Areias websitebiography of Frida Kahlo. I love her colours, the authenticity and honesty of her work. She was a woman who was not scared to say what she thought and felt both in her professional and personal lives. Once again, she was nowhere near any clichés, in my opinion. I like the way Frida explores the feminine universe, feelings and I will certainly dedicate a song to her – as “music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

What can the AGWA audience expect from your performance?

I will be there with all my heart to blend classic and contemporary bossa and samba. I love the spontaneity and flair with which Mark Shanahan, Adam Springuetti and Chris Tarr improvise and I cannot wait to enjoy the company of their sassy music notes. My music embraces a wide spectrum of the Brazilian rhythms that at times also resonates with jazz and other international music styles. 

4) What has the last 12 months been like for your band?

A very inspiring and busy year of work, creation and collaboration with some of best jazz musicians in Australia, such as the virtuoso Melbourne guitarist Doug de Vries, Perth’s dearest pianist Tal Cohen, musicians from the Cirque du Soleil, performing at concerts all around WA, Australia and overseas as well, during summer having more then 20 performances per month.

5) Can you tell us a bit about your style of music?

As the Brazilian journalist and writer Ruy Castro would agree when he nicknamed me as “the bossa nova baby”, I cannot deny that bossa nova is my essence as a singer. I must confess that even if through the “bossa nova” lenses, I do love exploring other Brazilian styles – such as samba, forro (baiao, xote, chachado), maracatu – and creating a relation between them and other international music styles such as jazz, funk and rock.

6) What is the best gallery or exhibition you have ever visited?

Art Espace Dali Paris Juliana Areias websiteThis is a hard question. I have been to quite a few galleries and exhibitions in South America, Europe and a few here in Australia. I would even go further and say that I really like street art or “the gallery outside the gallery”. When I used to live in Geneva in Switzerland in the late 90’s, I used to go to Paris quite regularly, it was then that I visited the “Espace Dali” not only did I enjoy the art collection but also – and mainly – loved being in Montmartre.

AArt Masp Juliana Areias website museum that has always been very dear to me and that I used to visit quite regularly was MASP (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo). MASP is internationally recognised for its collection of European art, considered the finest in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere. This is a place that makes me really proud of the city where I was born, Sao Paulo, MASP is right in the heart of the city, on Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista). It is a pulsing vein of the Brazilian metropolis and not only it exhibits art but also political engagement, acting involuntarily as a stage for public demonstrations, debates and sometimes even concerts.

Art Carybe Juliana Areias websiteIn Brazil, one of my favorite artist is Carybe from Bahia (actually, he was born in Buenos Aires but he is also Brazilian). He was one of the pioneers at the Modern Art in Bahia. I fell in love with his work because I lived in Bahia for four years. His work can be found at various public places in Salvador.

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman art work photo collage by Juliana AreiasHere in Perth, I have been particularly fascinated  by the Coppelia Project of Australian artist  Geoffrey Drake-Brockman whose work, in broad terms, links science and art. This is something that interests me in a world where our perception is constantly being influenced by the inevitable technological platforms. As a performer and ‘samba de gafieira dance’ lover, I can’t wait to see how robot ballerinas will sync their steps with human ones on stage. Worth watching the Artist’s  TEDx Talk  for background and context of his work. 

7) What do you do when you’re not playing music?

Art Samba de Gafieira Original by PicassomioThe mind is always working and creating. Even when I’m not performing, rehearsing, composing; I am always involved with other aspects of music production. I pretty much manage my career on my own, so I also have to keep up with website updates, promotion, sponsors, video productions. I also dedicate time to other passions such as learning and practicing Samba de gafieira Dance – the Brazilian answer to Tango; it is a very elegant and lively form of dance for couples. I also spend time supporting culture related business, associations and similar cross-cultural initiatives. And of course, I love to enjoy time and get inspired by my kids, family, friends, people, the sea, the nature and all forms of art in general.

8) Which other musicians inspire you?

My favorite singers are Rosa Passos, Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Rita Lee Esperanza Spalding and local jazz singer James Flynn. And my favourite composers are Tom Jobim, Djavan, Lenine, Steve Wonder and John Mayer.

9) What does the next year have in store for you?

I will definitely continue with the concerts and I will start working more intensely on my new original album and tour.

10) What has been the highlight of your career thus far?

It is funny how so many small moments can be life changing in an artist’s career. I can guarantee there have been many of those, which were extremely valuable and would be enough subjects for a few long chats.

But a few key concerts so far have certainly won a special place in my career as they symbolise that the broader audience has connected with my work: Montreux Jazz Festival 1998, American’s Cup 2002, Auckland Festival 2005, Darling Harbour 2011/2012 performances for over 30.000 people, and more recently, the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival 2013.