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Eliane Elias in Concert

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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Gualala Arts presents Eliane Elias in concert on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coleman auditorium.

Eliane Elias "Eliane Elias, the internationally acclaimed and award-winning vocalist, pianist, composer and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, has for years topped my list of choices for a Gualala Arts concert," said music coordinator Fred Adler. Now, at last, this dream becomes reality in a glittering merger of both the Gualala Arts Jazz Series and the Global Harmony Series.

Eliane's uniquely low key, natural and intoxicating musical style, beauty, sensuality, ebullience and charisma fills major concert halls from Paris to Tokyo and from New York City to San Francisco. She will soon grace the Coleman Auditorium stage on Saturday, October 20, here on the Mendocino Coast, along with her stellar trio of musicians: Rubens De La Corte, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums, as a part of her 2012 world concert tour. And, yes, Eliane does perform her dazzling, joyous, swinging and delicate piano / vocal stylings in barefoot!

As an early associate of Brazil's bossa nova legend Antônio Carlos Jobim, Eliane specializes in this lilting style of music. Jazz, pop, contemporary and even classical are also her trademarks. Additionally she will engage the audience briefly with a few words about her native country, Brazil, in honor of the Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series.

Eliane Elias is truly an authentic global music celebrity not to be missed! For more information: visit

This concert is presented in association with Fred Adler, KTDE 100.5 FM, who will be the emcee, and is partially underwritten by North Coast Brewing Company.

"To be honest, I would prefer to see Eliane Elias, even over the marvelous Diana Krall!" - Chris Doering, Mendocino Coast guitarist.

A no-host martini bar including traditional Brazilian cocktails will be available.

Advance tickets are $28 for adults, $14 for youth (7-17), $5 more on the day of the performance. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

About Eliane Elias

Multi-Grammy Award nominee, Brazilian pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots, 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.

Eliane Elias In Japan, four of Eliane's recordings received the Gold Disc Award from Swing Journal (including consecutively her last three releases). 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.

Her latest album, Light My Fire - released in May, 2011 - debuted at #3 on Billboard's Jazz Chart and so far has reached #3 on iTunes and #4 on Amazon's Jazz Charts. Eliane and Light My Fire are receiving great praise and unanimously amazing reviews. Eliane's song "What about the Heart" (Bate Bate) just received a Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Song.

The CD features Eliane on vocals and piano, her arranging, and four compositions written or co-written by Eliane herself. It also includes covers of familiar works by songwriters as diverse as Jim Morrison and the Doors, pop icon Stevie Wonder and jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond. Backing her is a crew of twelve high-caliber players, including special guests such as guitarist / vocalist Gilberto Gil and trumpeter Randy Brecker.

With a highly successful international career, Eliane performs concerts around the world. In her work she has documented dozens of her own compositions. Her outstanding piano playing, arranging, and beautiful vocal interpretations have solidified her place in the pantheon of 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."

Eliane announces the release of "Swept Away," a collaboration with bassist Marc Johnson, on ECM Records. The CD will be released worldwide on September 25.

North Coast Brewing
Gualala Arts gratefully acknowledges North Coast Brewing,
whose partial underwriting helped make this concert possible.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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