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11 Sep 2017

The sounds of Brazil swept into Evanston on Friday evening, though imbued with the character of American jazz. Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias has been intertwining the two, to varying degrees, through most of her career, and during her first set at SPACE she very nearly erased lines separating them. For whether she was playing up-tempo fare (most of the time) or occasional ballads, she combined the rhythmic lilt of Brazilian samba and bossa nova with the robust spirit and harmonic […]

28 May 2017

Two years ago, Eliane Elias released Made In Brazil (Concord, 2015) and all it did was win the 2016 Grammy for Best Latin Album. It’s a great album and with Dance of Time, Elias hasn’t repeated a successful formula; she’s perfected it. This is an opulent recording, rich in its authenticity and lavish in its glorious accomplishments.  As Elias has transitioned from a pianist/vocalist to a vocalist/pianist (there is a difference), some fans and certainly some critics have wondered if […]

29 Apr 2017

ELIANE ELIAS CELEBRATES HER ROOTS USA-based Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias has become of the most familiar names in the world of Brazilian-rooted jazz. Her new album Dance of Time takes Eliane back to her Brazilian roots in a brilliant manner. Dance of Time was recorded in Brazil and the result is a truly exquisite recording. There is not a weak track on this album. Eliane Elias effortlessly balances her talent as a pianist and singer-songwriter, delivering some of […]

21 Apr 2017

Eliane Elias, review: Legend of the bossa queen Elias proved she’s an artist at her peak, says Jane Cornwell 4/21/17 Spectacular playing:  She’s told it before but she’ll tell it again: Eliane Elias was just 17, leading her trio at a gig in Sao Paolo, when she spotted Joao Gilberto and Vinicius de Moraes, the creators of bossa nova, seated down the front. “As close as you are now,” said the New York-based virtuoso, 57, smiling at a rapt front row […]

21 Apr 2017

The Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias must occasionally glance at the tour schedule of Diana Krall (two nights at the Albert Hall) and wonder why her star hasn’t risen quite so high. They are two glamorous women playing jazz with a breezy hipness. Elias’s voice is characterful if small compared with Krall’s, but as an improvising pianist she puts the Canadian in the shade. Still, six sold-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s is no small achievement and Elias arrived trailing accolades for […]

3 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Grammy-winning pianist/singer/composer/arranger Eliane Elias as her new album, Dance of Time, debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Albums and World Music Albums Charts!

28 Mar 2017

Eliane Elias Celebrates the Samba on Her New #1 Album Dance of Time Click here to see the review  Eliane Elias is on a recorded roll. Following the success of her Grammy-winning 2015 release Made in Brazil, the famed pianist, composer and vocalist is back with her new album Dance of Time, just released on the Concord Jazz label. A salute to both the 100th anniversary of the Brazilian samba, as well as Elias’ own multifaceted musical gifts, the album […]