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Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

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About Eliane Elias

“To experience Eliane Elias in concert is to understand the notion of temporary bliss.” -Arte Fuse

Enchanting. Seductive. Divine. Sensuous.

These are not words one would use to describe a typical jazz artist, but they come up over and over again when speaking of Eliane Elias. In nearly four decades of performing, Elias has come to occupy a very special musical space. She fuses incredible piano technique with a cool, alluring voice, creating a rarefied Brazilian-informed modern jazz style. Her piano playing is commanding and intoxicating, and her vocal style, pure and unaffected, serves as a perfect complement.

Eliane Elias has certainly taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. She has sold over 2 million albums during the span of her career.  But she’s not resting on her laurels. Her newest album, Dance of Time, features certain guest artists who were integral in Elias’ early artistic journey in both Brazil and the U.S., and also celebrates 100 years of the Samba.

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 26 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and producer 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.”

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Elias can captivate audiences with both her prodigious piano skills and alluring voice.”DCist

“Elias plays with enough improvisational inventiveness and hard-driving swing to establish her musical credibility without ever singing another note…” – Don Heckman, L.A. Times

“Elias has been one of the genre’s most consistently masterful virtuosos… this is top shelf material and highly recommended.”- All About Jazz

“…romantic Brazilian jazz, blending the rhythms and harmonies of samba, straight-ahead jazz and smoother fare.” – New York Times