October brings two very special concerts at the Ellington Jazz CLub celebrating original music inspirations and Brazilian women composers!

Both concerts are connected in terms of what inspires me and who inspires me to dedicate my life to Brazilian music… If you would like to travel with us in the whole spectrum of this musical journey and get ready for a double dose of  Juliana Areias & The Bossa Nova Baby band. We would love to share it all with you!

* Wed  13 October – Perth Jazz Sociaty presents Juliana Areias: Originals – From Ipanema & Itapua to Takapuna, Scarborough & Cottesloe @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm-BOOK NOW 

What inspires you? Perth Jazz Society invites Juliana Areias to perform her own compositions inspired by the beach sands from Ipanema & Itapua to Takapuna, Scarborough & Cottesloe. One night only Wed 13 Oct 2021.

Areias means beach sands in Portuguese, the language of Brazil, bossa nova and samba. Let’s catch the wave of inspiration with Juliana Areias, presenting the songs of her acclaimed Bossa Nova Baby album and a hint of the new compositions she is cooking up for her next album in 2022.

* Sat 16 October – Juliana Areias – Feminina Concert – a tribute to Brazilian women composers @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – BOOK NOW

The Feminina Concert will celebrate what means to be a woman – the pleasures and challenges – according to the creative perspective of an amazing selection of Brazilian women songwriters: Joyce, Rosa Passos, Rita Lee, Marina, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Adriana Calcanhoto, Ana Carolina, Luedji Luna, Fatima Guedes, Zelia Duncan, Maria Luiza Jobim, Vanessa Moreno, Vanessa da Mata, Teresa Cristina, Alcione, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ivone Lara, Dolores Duran and Ale Kali. All of them are inspirations for Juliana Areias.

This concert will happen in the week of the 174th birthday of the virtuoso, prolific and daring pianist Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazil’s first woman conductor and successful composer who had her first musical hit in 1877 – a song called “Atraente” (attractive) in a polca-choro style. Also from Chiquinha Gonzaga comes the very first Carnival March Samba called “O, Abre Alas” (Please give way) released for the Carnival of 1899 and sung every Carnival parade in Brazil ever since. Chiquinha certainly pathed the way for every other Brazilian woman composer, including Rita Lee, Brazil’s queen of Rock, who recorded many songs with Joao Gilberto – the father of Bossa Nova. Rita and Joao, both pivotal musical influences for Juliana Areias as an artist.

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Music is good for your health – Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert Sat 4 April in Perth

Hello Perth! Because music is good for your health. Very limited tickets. See you in Perth on Sat 4 April 7pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club for Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert- Book now 

After touring Singapore and Australia, Award winning Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back in Perth to present a tribute to her favourite composer and bossa nova master; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba,  Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco)  – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; –  as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary 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.

For this exceptionally special concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage on this sensuous musical journey with  the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – guitar, Tommi Flamenco – bass, Bronton Ainsworth – drums and percussionists Rafael Medeiro de Souza and Lee Coumbe.

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.

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

More information: www.julianaareias.com