“Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; 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
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 more percussive her pianism becomes, the more she opens up a song and reimagines it in what might be called a romantic carnival groove…a celebration of the vitality of a culture overflowing with life and natural beauty.” – The New York Times
“A citizen of the world. …An artist beyond category.” – Jazziz
Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Jazz Album and 2022 Latin GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album for her duo piano CD Mirror Mirror with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés, Brazilian pianist, vocalist, and composer Eliane Elias is on tour in support of her newest album Quietude, in which she returns to her Brazilian bossa nova roots. She stops at The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall Tuesday, April 18th.
Band members: Eliane Elias (piano and vocals), Marc Johnson (bass), Rafael Barata (drums) and Leandro Pellegrino (guitar).
Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style and artistry is one of the most celebrated and recognizable sounds in jazz and Brazilian music. 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.
On her new album, Quietude, Eliane, considered the reigning queen of bossa nova transports us into another world with a lusciously relaxing journey returning to the music of her Brazilian roots. A showcase of her sensuous Portuguese vocals, the piano takes a lower profile with her intoxicating, intimate singing prevailing often with acoustic guitar support. The vocalist-guitarist duo brings the authentic tradition, but in a very personal and expressive way through Eliane’s harmonic approach as revealed in these arrangements. “I like to make music that I personally would like to hear," she says. "This album makes me feel good, at peace and relaxed and I hope that listeners feel the same,”
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Now Grok This Free Tickets for Youth program, which makes a limited number of free admission tickets to select 2022-23 Shedd Classical and Jazz concerts available to youth high school and younger. The program is made possible by support from Friends of Classical Music at The Shedd. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
College students w/ current student ID receive a 50% discount.