Hot off her 2022 Grammy win for Best Latin Jazz Album with Mirror Mirror, superstar pianist, singer, composer, and arranger Eliane Elias returns to her Brazilian bossa nova roots with Quietude.
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. This album makes me feel good, at peace and relaxed and I hope that listeners feel the same,” she says.
With 31 albums and over 2.4 million albums sold to date, Eliane Elias has a strong presence on Spotify with over 600,000 monthly listeners and over 27 million Spotify listens of her song “Little Paradise.” She has toured 74 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 and 2021 albums (Love Stories and Mirror Mirror) were both voted DownBeat’s Best Album of the Year, and as most of her previous releases, her recordings hit #1 on the jazz charts worldwide. To date Eliane has won two Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy and combined has been nominated 11 times in five different categories.
Eliane’s live performances showcase her piano, vocals, arranging and compositional skills, together with her charismatic personality, bringing a wide spectrum of musical experiences and unique presentations to the audience. Melding her immense talents in jazz, Brazilian, classical, and pop music, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”