There’s no question about it: Five time GRAMMY® Award Nominee, four time Gold Disc Award recipient and three time winner of Best Vocal Album in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio airplay in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard’s jazz chart, jazz radio charts and iTunes to name just a few of the accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants.
In addition to receiving glowing critical praise, Elias’ latest recording, I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker), reached #1 album in the U.S. and France in sales on Amazon.com, #2 on iTunes in several countries including the U.S., France and Brazil, #4 on Billboard’s jazz Charts and top jazz radio charts. She offers a 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.
Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous, alluring voice with impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”