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Eliane Elias

Thu, Sep 19 -
Sun, Sep 22, 2013

Doors open at 6:00 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
$28.50 Free parking

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias touring in support of her new release, I Thought About You, for four nights. Band members are Eliane Elias (piano and voice), Marc Johnson (bass), Steve Cardenas (electric guitar) and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums and percussion). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.

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There’s no question about it: pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias is amazingly versatile. Elias’ I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) (2013) is an album that offers her personalized spin on the work of a key American jazz artist while spotlighting her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition. It fully demonstrates the range of interests that Elias’ art now boasts, and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Long known for her native feel of Brazilian music, this new album truly demonstrates Elias' expertise in yet another realm: an interpreter of American standards. An expressive, swinging singer and insightful instrumentalist and arranger, on I Thought About You she thoughtfully switches the size and approach of her impressive ensemble from track to track, yielding to each tune’s inner logic.

Multi-GRAMMY® Award nominee 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. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive compositional and piano skills. All her recordings went top five on Billboard and top five on the radio charts in the U.S., with many reaching number one. In Japan, four of Elias’s recordings received the Gold Disc Award from Swing Journal. Her 2007 release, Something for You, received the Best Vocal Album of the Year Award in Japan. In 2008, Eliane was the number two artist in CD sales in France on the Annual Jazz Charts.

With a highly successful international career, Elias performs concerts around the world. Her fans everywhere have learned that her name is pronounced in Portuguese: eh-lee-AH-neh eh-LEE-ahs. Her outstanding piano playing, arranging, and beautiful vocal interpretations have solidified her place in the pantheon of international music giants. 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, she is, as Jazziz magazine recently called her, “A citizen of the world” and “An artist beyond category.”

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