Shake things up this spring with Juliana Areias, touring Sydney to promote her Bossa Nova Baby album. With shows at the Sydney Opera House on the 8th of September (part of the official celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Brazil) and again at Foundry 616 on the 9th of September, it's sure to bring you closer to the sounds and style of Brazil.
The album is a great mix of time-honoured Bossa Nova style as well as, Juliana explains, "the present, here-and-now, as well as the richness of the whole spectrum of Brazilian music with its multiple influences". The album features 12 original songs, and was recorded with some of Australia's most well-respected musicians, such as Pete Jeavons (bass, double bass, arranger and producer), Graham Wood (piano), Ray Walker (guitar), Marcio Mendes (percussion), Chris Tarr (drums), and Paul Millard (sax, flute). You may have heard Juliana's songs on ABC Jazz, SBS, RTR FM as well as stations in Brazil, Europe, and the USA.
The live performance will be just as entertaining as the album, with the show featuring bossa, samba, jazz, tango, choro, pop and funk, as well as featuring originals songs such as "Night in Takapuna", "Maré Cheia" (Full Tide) and "Meu Lugar" (My Place), Flecha (Arrow). You'll also get surprise arrangements of classics like "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Lavadeira do Rio".
bossa that plays soccer with jazz – like it has since the 60's – and scoring a goal." – O Globo – Brazil - Antonio Carlos Miguel – judge member of the Latin Grammy Award
Juliana Areias is an accomplished performer, where she has wowed audiences at international festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Auckland Festival. She has collaborated with Brazilian poet, composer and diplomat Marcio Catunda, where she sang tracks for six of his albums.
As a young girl, Juliana was introduced to Bossa Nova by celebrated Brazilian Music historian Ruy Castro, who prompty gave her the nickname, "The Bossa Nova Baby". The Brazilian magazine EPOCA, and Australian music critics have also compared her to legendary Bossa Nova singer
Juliana Areias' performance on the 9th September in Sydney will be her last before she continues touring in Europe, so get your tickets fast!