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

Celebration Time

Saturday 5 May – Juliana Areias – The Sounds of Brazil Show @ the Ellington Jazz Club – SOLD OUT  

Brazil! The very word excites the imagination with a delicious and unique blend of rhythms and sensations.

Celebrating the consecutive success of her performances,  Brazilian singer Juliana Areias “  –   is back to the Ellington presenting the “best chapters” of her previous shows – Ginga Brazil / Bossa Nova Baby / La vie en Rose in Ipanema / Born to Samba – as well as new vogue songs.

From fresh arrangements of  Jobim’s classics such as The Girl from Ipanema and Sergio Mendes’ popular samba recording Mas que nada to contemporary  Brazilian icons –  Djavan, Joao Bosco, Lenine, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Maria Rita, Rita Lee, Zelia Duncan,  Adriana Calcanhoto,  Arlindo Cruz, Moacyr Luz  and Aldyr Blanc – The Sounds of Brazil show also features some of Juliana’s original songs.

On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, is a stellar line up of new talents: just arrived Brazilian multi instrumentalist Leandro Cezarino (guitar, cavaquinho and percussion); pianist Jeremy Poole-Johnson, bassist Joe Southwell and drummer Bronton Ainsworth; plus surprise special guests – Marcio Mendes, Carlos Santos and Walber Almeida – and surprise reasons to celebrate. Sound Engineering: Liam Crosby.

Brazilian chanteuse Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe(Switzerland) and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Always working in the music circuit, her career includes a performance at the revered Montreau Jazz Festival. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are the trademarks of her work.

More information at The Ellington Jazz Club Website 

Concert proudly sponsored by:

–  Oi Exchange– the best way to send money to Brazil. Perth representant: 0405279160

– Totem  – Brazilian International Fashion Label

– Daniela Collection – hand crafted Brazilian jewellery www.danielacollection.com.au

– Make up by Sand Dance

– Hair designing – Total Brazil Beauty 

– Photos by Jayga McMullen and Santos Group

– Sound engineer: Liam Crosby

– Video by Luis Tasso Santos

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LIVE in the heart of the City

Juliana Areias @ The Shed – Concert Series –  March 7th to April 4th 2012

A very special musical treat for lovers of fine music, dance and entertainment.  Featuring some of the top musicians in town – pianist Tal Cohen, Bassist Adam Springuetti and Drummer Bronton Ainsworth – the band presents original tunes and their interpretations of songs made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Brazil 66, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, JoaoBosco, Djavan, Maria Gadu, Vanessa da Mata, Lenine, Maria Rita, Gonzaquinha, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos and Rita Lee.

The night is also an exclusive opportunity to LIVE experience “Samba de gafieira” – an elegant and fun samba partner dance style originated in the 1940′s in Rio, created from an unique combination of Samba, Tango, Swing and other dance genre styles – that has established its own identity, allowing the dancers to express grace, playfulness, intimacy and strength in a different art form.

Samba de Gafieira Video by Marcelo Amorim & Ana Elisa – from Brasilia. (*Samba de Gafieira Classes in Perth are taught by Alisson Sandi & Audrey Isautier )

Born to Samba – February / March 2012 @ The Ellington Jazz Club – SOLD OUT

@ Ellington Jazz Club (191 Beaufort St)–  7/2,  20/3 .– See more photos here

“Hamony Week” in Australia – a celebration of all cultural diversity of this country. Come and celebrate it with a great Samba Party.

Carnival, the greatest party on earth. It was precisely in a Carnival summer night that Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias was born.

Due to the high demand and incredible success of  Juliana Areias – Born to Samba Concert on 7 February, she is back to celebrate and create her own carnival in Perth, bringing to the Ellington Jazz Club a taste of this unique atmosphere again. The concert embraces sensuous Brazilian rhythms featuring some of the finest Sambas of all times, uniting traditional and contemporary composers such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, Joao Bosco, Gonzaquinha, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia, Lenine,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos,  Rita Lee and Maria Gadu.

Supported by a smoking and sensational “Samba Big Band”, Juliana Areias is honoured  to share the stage with:

–         Marcio Mendes  (guitar , cavaquinho, percussion, backing vocal , musical direction /arrangement)

–         Adam Springuetti ( double bass, guitar, backing vocals  musical direction/arrangement)

–         Jeremy Greig (Tombone)

–         Chris Tarr ( drums)

–         Tom Foss ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Gabriel Porto ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Special guest: Mark Shanaham ( guitar 7/2) .

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.

More information at:  The Ellington Jazz Club Website

Concert proudly sponsored by:

–  Oi Exchange– the best way to send money to Brazil. Perth representant: 0405279160

Totem  – Brazilian International Fashion Label

Daniela Collection – hand crafted Brazilian jewellery www.danielacollection.com.au

– Make up by Sand Dance

Sound engineer: Daine Spowart

Photos taken by Casa Juvenal ( Kiko Chao) on 7/2/2012 – here  and Timothy Grose.

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Here comes the sun – Sunset Songs Series – Every Thursday @ The Kiosk Floreat Beach

Summer brings Juliana Areias back to her original element and stage: the beach sands.

This year accompanied by guitarist Mark Shanahan, the duo presents The Sunset Songs – A refreshing selection of sensuous Bossa,  Samba, Beatles and  French Jazz  tunes performed with Brazilian passion and accent. From 5/1/2012, every Thursday at the Kiosk – Floreat Beach –  6-7.30pm ( Challenger Parade). Free Entry.

The kiosk is a Beach Restaurant and Bar with  free parking,  playground and beach volleyball courts.

Map and directions at The Kiosk Website  For booking and information: 92850048

See photos here: 2012, 2011, 2010

And to celebrate her coming birthday, Juliana is also preparing a great party , a new full band concert on Tuesday  7 February –  JULIANA AREIAS – BRAZIL SHOW @ The Ellington Jazz CLub ( 191 Beaufort St) Book Now

Come and celebrate it with us, while enjoying one of those things we love to do best: music.  More information coming soon.


End of the year show

Sun 11 December – JULIANA AREIAS – LA VIE EN ROSE IN IPANEMA – end of the year concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club  – SOLD OUT

If Edith Piaf was Brazilian and Carmen Miranda French how would their music sound?

After 2 sold out nights at the Ellington with her Bossa Nova Baby concert and a recent performance at the Ritmo Festival at Darling Harbour in Sydney for 30.000 people, the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias is back presenting a new show with a Brazilian-French twist.

Fasten your seat belts and free up your imagination to enjoy a stunning night of breathtaking French classics and other finely selected tunes which have a French connection – interpreted with a Brazilian touch, grooves and accent – displaying the French influence within Brazilian Music and Jazz.

The concert will embrace timeless classics by Edith Piaf, Henri Salvador, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco and Carmen Miranda.  On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, are some of the top, most versatile musos  in town: Cathie Travers -accordion, Glenn Rogers-guitar, Adam Springuetti-bass, Marcio Mendes -percussion/backing vocals and Mike Boase-drums.

Brazilian chanteuse Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe (Switzerland) and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Always working in the music circuit, her career includes a performance at the revered Montreau Jazz Festival. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are the trademarks of her work.
For booking and information: www.ellingtonjazz.com


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