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Eliane Elias

Thu, Sep 25 -
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

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 for four nights. Band members are Eliane Elias (piano/vocals), Marc Johnson (bass) and Graham Dechter (guitar).

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There’s no question about it: Five time GRAMMY® Award Nominee, four time “Gold Disc Award” recipient and three time winner of “Best Vocal Album” in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard Magazine, jazz radio charts and I-tunes to name a few accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants.

Elias’ latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) reached #1 on USA and France Amazon.com, #2 on itunes USA, France and Brazil and #4 on Billboard Jazz Charts. It offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion.

Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date 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, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”

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.

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