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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  – feat.  Special guest singer Quentin Thony. Book Now

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

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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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Juliana Areias – Jazz Brazil Show and Tour

Thursday 20 September – 8pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club– (191 Beaufort St – Perth. Ph: 92281088)   SOLD OUT

Spring comes in full swing for Perth’s Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias. In between a performance to  an expected crowd of 30,000 in Sydney and before hitting the road again for a debut appearance in Adelaide, Juliana returns to The Ellington Jazz Club with her new Jazz Brazil Show on September 20.

As the name suggests , the concert showcases Juliana’s singular sense of rhythm, authentic musicality and interpretation of bossa & samba classics, meeting contemporary Brazilian Popular Music & original favorites, in an explicit jazz format, context and perspective.

The audience is invited to join this dynamic synergy created by the encounter of these two syncopated musical  universes, so harmoniously dissonant, amalgamated & contrasting , intuitive & precise at the same time.

Ritmo Festival Sydney 2012

On board with Juliana Areias in this sensuous musical adventure, are some of the most actually impressive and sought-after Australian talents: pianist Tal Cohen, drummer Bronton Ainsworth and bassist Robin Murray. And to make this an even more stunning evening, Juliana is thrilled to announce singer Shameem Taheri-Lee as her special guest, sharing their music, inspirations and the stage for the first time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a show baked with the perfect fusion of jazz harmony, beautiful melodies floating on top, fantastic and exclusive rhythm, very sensual language singing sound, diversity of intrinsic talents and a passionate stage presence.

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 performances at major international events such as the revered Montreau Jazz Festival.

Online Booking at The Ellington Jazz Club Website

Jazz Brazil Show and Tour are proudly sponsored by: Oi Exchange  , Totem,   Daniela Collection,  Sand Dance  and Total Brazil Beauty 

More photos of Ritmo Festival – Darling Harbor – Sydney 2012:

Marcio Mendes and Juliana Areias
Juliana Areias (Perth), Gabriela Soares (Sydney) and Trio Agogo (Melbourne) together at the Ritmo Festival 2012. Photos By Marco Estrella.