London Times review of Eliane at Union Chapel
Published at 12:01AM, October 1 2013
The Times of London
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 to have chosen Chet Baker as the subject of her new album,
Eliane Elias: Brazilian musician blends piano, voice
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 not when she performed.
Some Velvet Morning – Jazzwise Feature
Pianist and singer Eliane Elias always brings a rarefied blend of sensuality and intelligence to everything she plays – be it her recent Brazilian treatment of classics by The Doors and Dave Brubec, her outstanding instrumental work as a solo artist, or her collaborations with Herbie Hancock and as an early member of Steps Ahead. Peter Quinn talks to her about bringing all this together on her emotionally charged new album that’s a tribute to the beautifully melancholic life and music of Chet Baker.
Ouest France review of Eliane Elias in Caen Fr.
Ten minutes after the doors opened, the church of Saint-Nicolas de Caen is already packed on Thursday night for the highlight of the festival Voice Viva Voce. People are impatient to listen to one of the most beautiful voices in contemporary jazz. Eliane Elias, accompanied by three musicians on the scene. Direction to Brazil surfing bossa nova rhythms with the song Bananeira, bananier in French. A soft voice, suave put a little sunshine in their hearts.
ICON Suggests: Eliane Elias, I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
A one-of-a-kind pianist and performer, you never know what Eliane Elias will do next. The Brazilian native is an indefatigable interpreter of song, effortlessly shifting between styles and moods. In concert, she has a story behind every tune and infuses her playing with a party-like groove, yet she remains a consummate musician with a deep, soulful vibe that she always brings to the material. Over the course of many albums, she has dabbled in pop,
Read Eliane's live concert review at The Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT
Eliane’s concert really swung this week in Burlington