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Juliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Perth - Brazil - Adelaide) - Bossa and Beyond
Sunday 13 August 6.00pm
Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby invites Mike Bevan – one of the best Australian guitarists, based in Adelaide – for this unique musical collaboration at The Ellington Jazz Club.
Together they will present an enchanting repertoire of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossas and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre, the precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike in a seven string guitar.
It will also be a great opportunity to enjoy groovy improvisations and interesting originals such as “Estrela Acalanto” ( Star Lullaby) and “Garoto de Copacabana” ( The boy from Copacabana) co-composed by Juliana and Mike during one of Juliana’s trips to Adelaide.
About Juliana Areias
Perth based, Brazil born singer and song-writer Juliana Areias’s career includes performances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s of London and Auckland Festival. Her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth, has featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National and has been receiving multiple music award nominations, great reviews and continuous radio airplay in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America.
While a teenager, Juliana was introduced to the founders of Bossa Nova by prize-winning music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also dubbed her the ‘Bossa Nova Baby.’ This direct exposure to the Bossa Nova masters inspired her to become a professional singer and song-writer.
About Mike Bevan
Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US.
Mike tours the country regularly and has played WOMADelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival, the Famous Spiegeltent, the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.
He has produced two CDs with ‘Caliente’, ‘Bebé’ and ‘Menage à Guitar”; two with vocalist Charmaine Jones, ‘A Small Hotel ‘ and ‘Still'; a solo album, ‘Homage’, and ‘Never too Far Away’, a recent collaboration with his brother Andy Bevan.