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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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Bossa Nova Baby Juliana Areias celebrates her double nomination for USA Florida Music Award Focus Brasil

Hello Bossa Nova Babies around the globe! What amazing news! I am so grateful and honoured to share with you that the Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show and album have been nominated for two major awards in Florida, USA!

Would you consider voting for me? It only takes 30 seconds. Anyone in the world can vote at www.focusbrasil.org (for Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby in categories 7 and 8 for Best Musical Presentation and Best Brazilian Music CD).

If you do vote, please leave a message below so I can thank you individually.

Your support is very precious to me. Thank you so much for your generous vote and for being part of this journey!

The Focus Brasil Press Award is the most important event for Brazilian Culture and Arts in the USA.

After the craziness of living four months in the USA with the loves of my life, my partner and kids, to promote our artistic works there; investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be nominated among so many amazing artists… including many of our new incredibly talented friends and also one of my idols – Grammy & Latin Grammy finalist Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Sa Marina” and many other Brazilian iconic songs). Congratulation to all nominees! To be nominated alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the Focus Brasil Foundation team for all the opportunities and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening the doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well…

I am eternally grateful to all of you…

Thank you so much for voting at www.focusbrasil.org (for Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby in categories 7 and 8 for Best Musical Presentation and Best Brazilian Music CD).

Kisses full of bossa!

Ju 🙂

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Olá Bossa Nova Babies ao redor do mundo! Olha que notícia fantástica! Com muita gratidão e honra compartilho com vocês que o show e álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby foi nomeado para dois prêmios significativos na Flórida, Estados Unidos!

Será que posso contar com seu voto? Demora apenas 30 segundos para votar. Qualquer pessoa no mundo pode votar no website www.focusbrasil.org ( para Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, nas categorias 7 e 8 para melhor apresentação e melhor álbum).

Se você votar, por favor deixe uma mensagem abaixo, assim posso lhe agradecer individualmente.

O sua ajuda vale muito para mim. Muitíssimo obrigada pelo seu voto generoso e por fazer parte dessa jornada!

O Focus Brasil Press Award é o evento mais importante de Cultura e Arte Brasileira nos Estados Unidos.

Depois da loucura de ter ido morar por 4 meses nos EUA junto com os amores da minha vida, meu companheiro e filhotes, para promovermos nossa arte lá, investindo tanta coragem, energia, dinheiro, tempo, trabalho duro e emoções – é humildemente gratificante ser nomeada entre tantos artistas incríveis, incluindo vários de nossos novos e super talentosos amigos e também um dos meus ídolos , finalista do Grammy e Latin Grammy , Antonio Adolfo (compositor de “Sa Marina” e tantos outros clássico da música brasileira). Parabéns a todos nomeados! Ser nomeada ao lado de vocês já é um previlégio enorme… Super obrigada todo o time do Focus Brasil Foundation pelas oportunidades e por todos os nossos antigos e novos amigos nos EUA por abrirem as portas, seus braços e seus corações, nos recebendo tão bem…

Sou eternamente grata a cada um de vocês…

Muitissimo obrigada por votar no website www.focusbrasil.org ( para Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, nas categorias 7 e 8 para melhor apresentação e melhor álbum).

Beijos cheios de bossa!

Ju 🙂

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).

 

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).

 

 

Bossa Nova Baby USA Tour 2018

Let’s “sway in the USA” with Juliana Areias for The Bossa Nova Baby’s first American tour.
Celebrating 60 years of Bossa Nova and the success of her multi-award finalist Bossa Nova Baby album, Australia-based Brazilian singer and songwriter Juliana Areias will now bring all her bossa flair to Florida, California, New Jersey and New York.
Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby concert features exuberant arrangements of Bossa Nova classics & originals – revealing how Bossa Nova keeps evolving and enchanting the world.
Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro.
Now it is your turn to experience live the sounds of the Bossa Nova Baby in concert.
BOSSA NOVA BABY – USA TOUR DATES
* FLORIDA – Sat 12/5 – Special guest appearance at Press Award – Bossa Nova 60 Years International Celebration 7- 11pm – at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale.
* CALIFORNIA – Sat 9/6 – Westgate Hotel – 8-11pm – San Diego.
* NEW JERSEY – Fri 15/6 – Brickford Theatre – Morris Museum – 8pm – Morristown, Metropolitan New York.
* NEW YORK – Sat 16/6 – Club Bonafide – 8pm – 212 East 52th – Manhattan, New York City.
* NEW YORK – Sat 29/6 The Green Room 42 – 9.30pm. 570 W 10th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City.
FEATURING REVIEWS
– “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 – Grammy Award Winner.
– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.
– “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”.
– ” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords, Belgium/Europe – Patrick Van de Wiele .
BOSSA NOVA BABY – USA TOUR PHOTOS
Photos Taken by:
  – Jack Grasso at the Morris Museum Bickford Theatre .
–  Bill Coelho – Acontece Magazine Florida – Bossa Nova 60 Years Focus Brasil Press Award

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.