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FY22 Folly Jazz Series: Eliane Elias

JazzTalk with Doug Auwarter at 7:00PM

Multi GRAMMY® Award winning internationally acclaimed recording artist, pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style is one of the most unique and immediately recognizable sounds in jazz. She blends her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, her classical and compositional skills, while she consistently displays her pianistic mastery and ability to integrate the many artistic roles she takes on.

In this special release album show, Eliane and her band will perform her Brazilian hits and favorites and introduce exciting new material from her new album MIRROR MIRROR, (Candid Records Sept. 10).

MIRROR MIRROR is a lifelong musical dream come true—an extraordinary piano duet recording of Eliane with the late legendary jazz great Chick Corea, and famed Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés. While her highly successful recordings have predominantly featured her alluring voice and piano mastery, the piano has always been her first love and working with these two incredible icons was a rare opportunity to record in a two-piano setting, something she hasn’t done in many years.

With nearly 30 albums and over 2.3 million albums sold to date, Eliane Elias has a strong presence on Spotify with 575,000 monthly listeners and over 22 million Spotify listens for her song “Little Paradise.”  She has toured 71 countries, is a four-time Gold Disc Award recipient, a three-time Best Vocal Album winner in Japan and winner of the 2018 Edison Lifetime Achievement Award in Holland to name a few accolades.  Her 2019 album Love Stories was voted “Downbeat’s Best Album of 2019- Masterpiece” and as most of her previous releases, hit #1 on the jazz charts worldwide.

Band Line-Up

Eliane Elias – Piano and Vocals

Marc Johnson – Bass

TBA – Drummer

“The Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond older sister of the mythical Girl from Ipanema.” – The New York Times

“Her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elites of the musical world.” – DownBeat

JazzTalk with Doug Auwarter at 7:00PM

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