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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 »
London Times review of Eliane at Union Chapel (10/7/2013) - At first it seemed it might be the wrong venue. After all, Eliane Elias is much more used to playing Ronnie Scott’s when she comes to London. Yet by the end of the evening the Brazilian singer-pianist had turned the crowded Congregational church into the most intimate of nightclubs. It makes perfect sense for her... Read more »
Eliane Elias: Brazilian musician blends piano, voice (8/16/2013) - Pianist Eliane Elias was nine months pregnant with her daughter, Amanda, when she finally gave in to her then-husband, jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker, and agreed to sing on their forthcoming 1986 CD, named for the newborn who became singer-songwriter Amanda Brecker. Elias was always singing lovely songs from her native Brazil around the house but... 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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