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Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias: Sinatra & Bossa Nova

Eliane Elias

Sinatra and the Bossa Nova

Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias: Sinatra & Bossa Nova

Delving into the rich songbook associated with the Chairman of the Board, Brazil’s reigning jazz pianist, vocalist and composer pays homage to one of her greatest influences. A prodigious artist who was transcribing the solos of Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Art Tatum before she attended high school, Eliane Elias’ early life in Sao Paulo was steeped not only in the songs of her Brazilian homeland but the inescapable influence of music coming from the U.S. Naturally, Frank Sinatra’s looming presence on the radio made a sizable impact and Eliane has performed and recorded several of Sinatra’s gems from his golden period of the 1950’s. For this night, Eliane delves further into Sinatra’s expansive songbook with a notable nod to the 1967 landmark recording Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. Expect rapture when Eliane Elias combines the rich melodies of Brazil with her formidable arranging skills and rich harmonic knowledge as she brings together the best of two beautiful musical worlds and interprets the music of Sinatra with a distinctly Brazilian flair.

Artist Personnel

Eliane Elias piano, vocals
Marc Johnson bass
Rubens de La Corte guitar
Rafael Barata drums, percussion

Artist Website

"Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times. " — San Francisco Examiner
"Eliane Elias has come to epitomize a cool, sophisticated jazz sensibility, especially on the bossa nova songs of her native Brazil. " — All About Jazz

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