Arte Fuse review: ELIANE ELIAS AT BIRDLAND – December 4, 2014 (12/11/2014) - by Lisa Ellex To experience Eliane Elias in concert is to understand the notion of temporary bliss. With a career spanning forty years, this famed jazz pianist from Sao Paulo is an international treasure. Undoubtedly one of the finest musicians of our day, she is a singer, composer and arranger with a sound rooted in... Read more »
Jazzwise review: Skopje Jazz Festival (11/7/2014) - “Jazzwise” Skopje Jazz Festival “The most anticipated and certainly best sold artist at this years festival was Eliane Elias – with the audience crammed into every inch of the auditorium – Elias had the perfect ‘intimate’ setting for her very laid back latin-jazz show – a fantastic trio featuring Marc Johnson on bass and the... Read more »
S.F. Chronicle – At SFJazz: The many facets of Eliane Elias (9/15/2014) - By Andrew Gilbert With seats ringing the entire stage, SFJazz’s flagship Robert N. Miner Auditorium offers a rare opportunity to experience an artist in 360 degrees. But the most important perspective comes from the wide-angle view provided by SFJazz programming. The organization kicks off the third season in its still-awe-inspiring building with four entirely different... Read more »
IROM: Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, and Boz Scaggs at the Hollywood Bowl (7/21/2014) - By Don Heckman lt usually takes a while before a performer can generate enough dynamic energy to begin to steal the show. But at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night, the opening act – Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias – claimed a large chunk of the evening’s creative territory before her relatively brief half hour set was... Read more »
Jazz Weekly: Boz Scaggs/Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin/Eliane Elias@ The Hollywood Bowl 07.16.14 (7/21/2014) - Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias opened the evening with a fervent and winning formula of sensual and swinging bossa classics from the 50s and 60s. Underrated as a pianist, she showed poise, style and wit on pieces like “Chega De Saudade” and “Aquele Abraco” while her team of Marc Johnson/b, Graham Dechter/g and Rafael Barata/dr provided... Read more »
Hollywood Reporter: Eliane Elias at The Hollywood Bowl (7/21/2014) - It isn’t often — or ever — that a rendition of “Happy Birthday” steals the show at the Hollywood Bowl. But it definitely did Wednesday night in a moment of serene beauty amid an ill-fitting triple bill that found flat and fumbling headliner Boz Scaggs following a note-perfect turn from jazz legends Dave Grusin and... Read more »
Tout La Culture: (Live report) May 22nd at Oceanographic Institute: Wonderful Eliane Elias (6/2/2014) - Thursday, May 22 , this is not one concert but two offered by the fabulous Eliane Elias , singer and pianist of great talent. A memorable evening . Editor’s Note : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ For Brazilian Eliane Elias (! Whose very name contains beautiful alliteration ) , the Oceanographic Institute ( for scientists)... Read more »
Live Jazz: Eliane Elias and Her Trio at Catalina Bar & Grill (3/3/2014) - By Don Heckman Eliane Elias’ memorable performance at Catalina Bar & Grill last night was an impressive reminder of the creative interpretations that the Brazilian-born pianist/singer brings to every song she touches. It recalled the first time I heard Eliane in action, several decades ago at the original Catalina Bar & Grill, when it was... Read more »

I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker

Elias’ latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion.
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