(New York City, NY) – Australian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias
wraps up her first U.S. Tour on Friday, June 29, with a salute to 60 years of the bossa nova at The Green Room 42, an upscale cabaret club serving New York City’s theater district. Drawing on traditional Brazilian bossa nova rhythms, Ms. Areias performs a distinctive style of Latin Jazz which has made her a hit down under.
She will be joined by a Brazilian jazz ensemble which includes Oriente Lopez
on piano, Jorge Continentino
on flute and sax, Itaiguara Brandão
on bass, and Samuel Martinelle
on drums. Her show highlights a blend of original songs from her internationally acclaimed “Bossa Nova Baby” CD plus a selection of exclusive arrangements of bossa classics and samba hits.
Born and raised in Brazil, Juliana Areias
began her music career in Europe before moving to Australia. It was her all original CD “Bossa Nova Baby” that catapulted her to fame less than two years ago. Featured on Australia Day 2016, the CD received multiple music award nominations and earned regular air play around the world. Her Bossa Nova Baby Show
is filled with original tunes as well as classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Mas Que Nada,” blending jazz, pop, funk, ballad, and tango, all drawing on infectious samba rhythms.
Ms. Areias has performed at many major venues around the world including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and Beco des Garrafas, the legendary jazz club in Rio de Janeiro. Her first U.S. tour which began in Florida and ends in New York City marks the launch of her “Bossa Nova Baby” CD in America. In mid-June, she performed at New Jersey’s popular Bickford Theatre to an enthusiastic audience of bossa nova fans.
“I’m looking forward to appearing at New York City’s Green Room 42 with such a talented group of musicians,” said Juliana Areias. “Bossa Nova is my essence as a person, my original impulse as a singer and my life-soul-heart’s pulsation and it is an honor to share it with audiences around the world. Touring the United States has been a thrill and it has touched my heart to see my fans have as much fun as I do at each show.”
Joining Ms. Areias for the finale of her U.S. tour will be a talented ensemble of jazz musicians. Multiple Grammy-winning pianist Oriente Lopez
came to New York from his native Cuba in 1993 and has collaborated with many artists including Paul Simon, Regina Carter, and Paquito D’Rivera. Jorge Continentino
was born in Rio de Janeiro where he studied flute and saxophone. Since moving to New York 15 years ago, he has become best known for his collaborative Latin music group Forro in the Dark
. The Brazilian guitarist Itaiguara Brandao
is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has become one of the most sought-after Latin and World Music artists, touring and recording with musicians such as Romero Lubambo, Robin Eubanks, and Paquito D’Rivera. And drummer Samuel Martinelli
has worked with many top jazz musicians including Claudio Roditi, Alcione, Hendrik Meurkens, Nilson Matta, and Marcus McLaurine.