Eliane Elias: Songs From Brazil
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Eliane Elias
Bossa and Beyond

Eliane Elias: Songs From Brazil

MAR 7–10 | ELIANE ELIAS

Mar 09 - Mar 10
Miner Auditorium
SatMar 9
7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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SunMar 10
7:00 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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“Ms. Elias is never more sumptuously at home than when she turns to bossa nova” (NY Times). The São Paulo-born pianist and singer plays a selection of her favorite Brazilian music from the likes of Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, and more. Her recent Concord Jazz release chronicling the music of her home country, Made In Brazil, won the 2016 GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album.

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

Scintillating, vividly contemporary jazz.

The Guardian

What distinguishes Elias as one of today’s leading bossa nova interpreters is her superb musicianship, the way she floats above the rhythm and meshes her vocals with her robust jazz piano accompaniment.

Associated Press

What distinguishes Elias as one of today’s leading bossa nova interpreters is her superb musicianship, the way she floats above the rhythm and meshes her vocals with her robust jazz piano accompaniment.

Associated Press

Personnel

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

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
Rafael Barata drums

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

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