Eliane Elias and Vinícius Cantuária Announce Show at EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

By 21 October, 2019

Two giants of the Brazilian jazz world, Eliane Elias and Vinícius Cantuária, have announced that they will be performing at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019. Their show will be an exciting opportunity to see these two Brazilian musicians perform in the UK, and will be held at the world-famous Barbican Centre.

Headlining the show is multi Grammy-winning Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias. A formidable player, Eliane trained at the world-famous Juilliard School in New York before joining jazz-fusion supergroup Steps Ahead, featuring Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Mike Manieri, and Eddie Gomez. She later went on to release solo records with Blue Note and has since established herself as one of the great names in Brazilian jazz. Her most recent album, Love Stories, has received a 5-star review from Downbeat and exhibits her smooth, unique voice and great improvisatory talent.

Supporting her is the singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist Vinícius Cantuária, who is regarded as one of the pioneers of neo-Brazilian music. Cantuária’s musical career has seen him perform with musicians such as Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisel, as well as write commercially successful hits for Caetano Veloso and Fabio Jr. His band’s repertoire is known to include songs by the Brazilian legends Jobim and Gilberto Gil, as well as Cantuária’s own wealth of original songs, making this show a must-see for any fans of classic Brazilian music.

Eliane Elias and Vinícius Cantuária will be playing London’s Barbican on Friday 22nd November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Tickets and info at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/eliane-and-vinicius

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