Eliane Elias: My Songs, An Anthology
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Eliane Elias
A Retrospective Celebration

Eliane Elias: My Songs, An Anthology

MAR 7–10 | ELIANE ELIAS

Mar 08
Miner Auditorium
FriMar 8
7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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More than a masterful instrumentalist and vocalist, Elias is a well-established composer, with over 100 songs to her credit including the GRAMMY-nominated “What About the Heart.” From the time of her first led albums after leaving Steps Ahead in the mid 1980s, Elias has been building a rich songbook that encompasses samba, bossa nova, fusion, bebop, ballads, and classically influenced compositions. These nights focus on her work as a writer, with a set list of originals handpicked from the over two-dozen full-length recordings under her name.

ABOUT ELIANE ELIAS
A superlative pianist and evocative singer who combines the sensuous, sun-splashed melodicism of Brazil with the harmonic sophistication of New York City, São Paulo-born Eliane Elias made an immediate splash in New York when she settled there in 1981, becoming an original member of the seminal fusion band Steps Ahead with Mike Mainieri, Michael Brecker, Eddie Gomez, and Peter Erskine. Since that auspicious debut, Elias has been thriving as a bandleader, leading a telepathic and flexible quartet able to navigate fire-breathing bebop and gentle sambas with equal aplomb. She has recorded a succession of wide-ranging sessions for Blue Note and Concord encompassing jazz standards, solo piano, and the music of her homeland as well as tributes to influential icons Bill Evans and Chet Baker.

ABOUT ELIANE ELIAS

A rare chance to hear music that isn’t often performed live.

Elias’ strengths as a jazz artist, combined with her roots in São Paulo, maker her one of the most impressive interpreters of jazz-linked bossa novas, sambas, and choros.

Los Angeles Times

Elias’ strengths as a jazz artist, combined with her roots in São Paulo, maker her one of the most impressive interpreters of jazz-linked bossa novas, sambas, and choros.

Los Angeles Times

Personnel

Eliane Elias piano & vocals
Marc Johnson bass
Rubens de La Corte guitar
Tiago Michelin drums & percussion
Rafael Barata drums & percussion

Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond younger sister of the mythical Girl From Ipanema.

The New York Times

Personnel

Eliane Elias piano & vocals
Marc Johnson bass
Rubens de La Corte guitar
Tiago Michelin drums & percussion
Rafael Barata drums & percussion

Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond younger sister of the mythical Girl From Ipanema.

The New York Times

Watch & Listen

Eliane Elias

By Hand

Eliane Elias

Swept Away

Eliane Elias

By Hand

Eliane Elias

Swept Away