Juliana Areias Live in Sydney at Foundry 616 Jazz Club – April 6th

Hello Sydney! The Bossa Nova Baby is coming down your way! One night only at Foundry 616 Jazz Club.

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, come to Sydney for one night only at Foundry 616.

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award 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.

Juliana Areias Concert features the original songs of her Bossa Nova Baby album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.

The Bossa Nova Baby is super excited to share the stage with this fantastic line up of Sydney based musicians: Pedro Licio, pianist Rodric White, saxophinst/flutist Glenn Henrich, bassit Stan Valacos drummer Andrew Dickeson and very special guests from Sydney Choro Club – flautist Sara Müller, accordionist Lukas Maio, seven string guitarist Pedro Licio, bassist George Machado and percussionist Douglas Aguiar (playing Brazil’s luxurious tambourine called pandeiro).

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”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro and at Darling Harbour performing for over 30.000 people.

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 – 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

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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

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).

 

Bossa Nova is Back in Town

Amsterdam Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Tour 2015 Fred Polet 1(Photo by Fred Polet –  at Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam)

Next Show : Friday 23/10 – 7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club. BOOK NOW

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias, known as The Bossa Nova Baby is back in town celebrating the success of her Sydney and European tours, where she presented her Bossa Nova Baby Show at the Sydney Opera House, at the Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam and at the Ronnie Scott in London, the “Mecca” of the Jazz in Europe.

Showcasing a fine mixture of well loved bossa and samba hits such as the Girl from Ipanema and Mas que Nada, as well as her original songs, the concert presents an intimate version of the touring shows featuring a quintet formed by Juliana Areias – vocals, Paul Millard – sax/flute, Gabriel Fatin – piano, Adam Springuetti – bass and Brazilian super groovy stars Marcio Mendes – percussion/guitar and Fabio Macarrao – Drums.

Juliana Areias lived for many years in Switzerland and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and America’s Cup (NZ), The Kings Park Festival, The Perth International Jazz Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, for over 30.000 people.

” Back in Brazil, where she was raised and given the nickname Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias has been compared to Bebel Gilberto, the genre’s golden girl. Now this Sao Paulo-born singer is the toast of Perth’s 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.

Like Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger

*** Also enjoy Juliana Areias duo – Sunset Song Summer Season every Thursday 6.30-8pm at the Kiosk Floreat Beach – starting  on October 15th.

Bossa Nova Baby Tour – Sydney – Amsterdam – London

AA1 Juliana Areias Sydney Opera House by Duane Robinson 2With over a year of consecutive sold out concerts around Australia, Juliana Areias celebrates the success of her first original album Bossa Nova Baby with shows in Sydney, Amsterdam and London .

Two unique performances in Sydney:

Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Sydney Opera House 3– 8/9 – Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show at the Sydney Opera House ( sold-out)*

– 9/9 – Extra show at Foundry 616. ( Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Ph:(02) 9211 9442 )

AuBrBc Carlos Abreu Embassador all Juliana Areias at Sydney Opera House Brazil at the Harbour Bossa Nova Baby* The Bossa Nova Baby at the Sydney Opera House celebrates 70 years of relationship between Australia and Brazil. Event produced by the Australia-Brazil Business Consul, with the support of The Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney and The Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia.

Sydney Opera House Stage Door Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Band7 Piece Band composed by: Juliana Areias ( vocals), Paul Millard ( Sax/flute); Ray Walker ( guitar), Graham Wood (keyboard), Pete Jeavons ( bass and arrangements), Chris Tarr (Drums) and Dave Panichi ( trombone).

AuBrBc crowd 3 Juliana Areias at Sydney Opera House Brazil at the Harbour Bossa Nova BabyAA4 AuBrBc crowd 2 Juliana Areias at Sydney Opera House Brazil at the Harbour Bossa Nova Baby

One night only in Amsterdam:

– 2/10 – Munganga Theatre. – 9pm

Amsterdam Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Tour 2015 Fred Polet 15 Piece Band composed by: Juliana Areias ( vocals), Natálio Sued (sax), Daniel de Moraes ( guitar ), Jura Gomes ( bass) e Enrique Firpi ( Drums).

*Special thanks you to Fred Polet – ORTS FM 106.2 /cable 92.9 in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. UITZENDINGEN – Brazilian Blend Program); and Carlos Lagoeiro (Munganga Theatre).

One Night only in London:

– 8/10 – at the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

London IMG_0670 Ronnie Scott Cleide Juliana Areias 1dBand composed by: Juliana Areias ( vocals), Carlos Franco ( guitar), Carl Hudson (piano) and special guests.

* Usually £8 in advance through www.soundsdobrazil.com OR £10 on the door.

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“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

“Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of good Brazilian music, made far away. It’s bossa that plays soccer with jazz – like it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal” – O GLOBO, Brazil, Antonio Carlos Miguel, Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award”.

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

BIOGRAPHY

Juliana Areias 3 IMG_1633Bossa Nova Baby is her nick name. And now also the title of her first original album

When she was a teenager, she was introduced personally to the Bossa Nova movement’s founders by Brazilian Music biographer Ruy Castro – who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.

Juliana Areias lived for many years in Switzerland and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Her career includes performances at major international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, and America’s Cup (NZ). Recent performances include, The Perth International Jazz Festival, The Kings Park Festival, New York’s exhibition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond” at The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Ritmo Festival at The Darling Harbour, where she sang for a crowd of over 30.000 people.

Bossa Nova Baby Album out now. More info at: www,julianaareias.com

Sydney Tour 2014 – Abuka and Juliana Areias Concert at 505

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BOSSA NOVA BABY ALBUM - JULIANA AREIAS FINAL REHEARSAL 22 Sept 2014 INSTAGRAMAfter the great concert at the Kings Park Festival and the 2 first weeks of the recording and production  of the Bossa Nova Baby Album, Juliana Areias heads to Sydney for one night only concert with ABUKA at the 505 on the October 16th. Together they will showcase 505 logo - Juliana Areias Brazilian Singeroriginal songs as well as their influences in the vast Brazilian and world music scene. Book now.  (505: 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills – Corner of Cleveland and Perry St)

Abuka logo Juliana Areias Brazilian Singer AustraliaThe concert,  named Pipoca Moderna refers to “Tropicalismo”, a movement, whose diverse influence and anthropophagic behaviour, changed Brazilian music history in the 60s.

Tropicalismo portrayed a critical and complex picture of the country combining the archaic Brazil of tradition and the modern Brazil of mass culture through music, cinema and visual arts.

The repertoire of Brazilian popular music became more sophisticated and innovative yet open and all-inclusive. Tropicalismo mixed rock and bossa nova, samba, rumba, bolero, baião and beyond.

Sandro Bueno Abuka 505 Juliana AreiasBoth Juliana Areias and Abuka are undoubtedly shaped by the Tropicalia concept, therefore their music are a wonderful melting pot of rhythms blending Brazilian and world sounds.

Thiago de Lucca Abuka Juliana AreiasSinger/songwriter Tiago De Lucca and multi-percussionist Sandro Bueno, based in Sydney,  are the minds behind Abuka. Playing together for the past 5 years they have exchanged music ideas and shared stages with an array of outstanding Australian and international musicians.

Jonathan Zwartz Abuka Juliana Areias 505On the double-bass, one of the major players on the Australian Jazz landscape, winner of the Australian Independent Record Industry (AIR) in 2013, best selling jazz artist album for Birdland record for two years (2013/14) consecutively, the APRA Ambassador Jonathan Zwartz. 

Bruno Silveira Abuka 505 Juliana AreiasOn drums recently arrived from Brazil, Bruno Silveira is a fresh muso in Sydney bringing his spectacular curriculum and groove knowledge to our shores. Bruno recorded with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, such as Caetano Veloso, Elza Soares, Black Rio and list goes on.  

Daniel Pliner Abuka 505 Juliana AreiasOn piano/keyboards the master Daniel Pliner, whose talent is justified as one of the most sought after musicians in town. He shares his talent with various bands and music projects. Barefoot Divas, The Strides and Watussi are a few of the hot Australian bands where Pliner add his flawless style.

At the same very night, Vibez Brazil will put on a selection of rare, classics and contemporary Brazilian grooves, a 100% on VINYL. Vibez Brazil will guide Raphael Brasil Vivez Brazil Abuka 505 Juliana Areiasyou thru different periods of Brazilian music and a beautiful insight of Tropicalia sounds.

If you haven’t been at 505 yet, this is a great opportunity to experience one of the finest live music venues in Sydney. We encourage you to get there early as we believe the whole night will be a combination of elements including amazing music, food and people.

 Book now.  (505: 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills – Corner of Cleveland and Perry St)

*Kings Park Festival photo by Gus Potenza.  Pipoca Moderna – Abuka and Juliana Areias show photo at 505 by Ana Paula Gomes 

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Spring news: Sunset songs , Perth & Sydney Concerts

 

Juliana Areias Show Kings PArk Festival 2014 photo by Gus PotenzaThis spring brings exciting news and concerts!

Kings Park festival festival_poster_2014The production of the “Bossa Nova Baby Album” is progressing in full swing – or , shall we say “in full bossa” – thanks to the amazing talent and passion of all the musicians and professionals involved in the project and  with the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts and fans around the world. You can pre-order your copy of the album now.

Following a month of shows at the Crown Casino and aCINE VIVO LIFE Juliana Areias special invitation to perform at the Cine Vivo – 10th Latin American Film Festival  (20/9), Juliana Areias is confirmed to perform on the closing day of the Kings Park Festival , on 28/9 – 12.30pm- 2pm at the main stage, located in the WA Botanic Garden, near the corner of Lovekin and Forrest Drives. The Belleville Gypsy Quartet and  Libby Hammer Big Band are also part of the program.

SUNSET SONGS MINI LOGOThe new season of SUNSET SONGS  begins on 02/10! Every Thursday 6.30-8pm  at the Kiosk Floreat Beach  – Brazilian Music and the beach, the perfect combination, this year featuring Juliana Areias & Gus Potenza.  This musical residency started in 2010 with  So Brazil Duo and  it has become a musical tradition in Perth since then. Come and find out why so many people love to be there and enjoy a happy hour of  stunning sunset & sound tracks.  ( Challenger Parade – City Beach . Ph:  92850048.)

505 logo - Juliana Areias Brazilian SingerAbuka logo Juliana Areias Brazilian Singer AustraliaIn October,  Juliana Areias heads to Sydney for a one night only concert with ABUKA at the 505 on the October 16th. Together they will showcase original songs as well as their influences from the vast Brazilian and world music scene. More details coming soon!

Book now.  (505: 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills – Corner of Cleveland and Perry St).