Eliane headlining Wiltshire Jazz Festival this summer
Tell your boss he needs to sort out his Skype!” says jazz star Eliane Elias, pointedly but with a laugh, before she says a rushed goodbye. Skype, as you know, is a computer programme that allows you to make free video or “telephone” calls via the internet. Now, with this wonderful piece of technology, Eliane in New York and I (in Dinton) have been trying to connect for a full half hour. We resort to the telephone.
Eliane is featured in Valor Economico magazine, in Brazil
Eliane is in Brazil this week for the release of Light My Fire in her country. Her feature in the magazine Valor Economico came out today. See it here …
Great singers, great songs 2011 …
A Blog Supreme
Both Eliane and her husband Marc Johnson were separately included in NPR’s top 5 recorded vocal songs of 2011: Eliane singing “Light My Fire,” and Marc’s song “Samurai Cowboy” sung by Kurt Elling. Congratulations to Eliane and Marc!
Read more @ NPR’s Blog Supreme
Light My Fire is the buzz
“Eliane Elias stands out from other Brazilian singers because she not only has a deep-rooted feel for the rhythms of her native land but also is fluent in the American jazz idiom after spending some 30 years in the United States. Light My Fire showcases her talents as a four-tool player — singer, pianist, arranger and songwriter — with a romantic collection of classic Brazilian songs, American pop and jazz standards set to Brazilian grooves,
Light My Fire set for May 31, 2011 release on Concord Picante
Pianist/vocalist/composer/arranger Eliane Elias (pronounced eh-lee-AH-neh eh-LEE-ahs) has grafted various elements of jazz, pop, soul and other styles to her deep Brazilian roots to create a hybrid groove that exists comfortably on any hemisphere. Borrowing from an array of sources and singing in a variety of languages, Elias consistently forges a sound that appeals to listeners of every geographic locale and cultural persuasion.
Her new album, Light My Fire – set for a May 31,