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30 Apr 2015

Eliane performs in Paris on April 30th, International Jazz Day, streamed live! Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together acclaimed jazz artists from around the world for a performance spanning styles, cultures, and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the Global All Star Concert takes place in Paris in a venue imbued with rich historical significance, representing jazz’s ability to connect disparate traditions and cultural identities. The 2015 All-Star Global Concert will feature a cast of internationally renowned jazz […]

20 Apr 2015

Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together acclaimed jazz artists from around the world for a performance spanning styles, cultures, and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the Global All Star Concert takes place in a venue imbued with rich historical significance, representing jazz’s ability to connect disparate traditions and cultural identities. Few locations better embody this concept than the Paris UNESCO Headquarters. Completed in 1958, the building’s distinctive three-pointed star design was the work of 3 […]

30 Mar 2015

Listen to Eliane Elias’ interview with Scott Simon from Weekend Edition Saturday. “For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.” Listen Here

3 Feb 2015

ELIANE ELIAS’ MADE IN BRAZIL MARKS A MUSICAL HOMECOMING March 31st release features Take 6, guitarist/vocalist Roberto Menescal and vocalists Mark Kibble and Ed Motta, with seven orchestral arrangements by Rob Mathes recorded at Abbey Road Studios For Immediate Release – Eliane Elias’ Made in Brazil, scheduled for release on March 31, 2015 on Concord Jazz, marks a musical homecoming for the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/keyboardist/singer/composer. In her three-decade long career as a solo artist, Made in Brazil results from the first […]

7 Oct 2013

Clive Davis 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, […]

16 Aug 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 not when she performed. Read more here.

24 Jul 2013

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 […]

10 Jul 2013

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. The heat permeates the […]

10 Jul 2013

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, lounge, Jobim tributes and straight-ahead […]