Eliane Elias

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Eliane EliasEliane Elias_header_cell_0_0_0
Background informationEliane Elias_header_cell_0_1_0
BornEliane Elias_header_cell_0_2_0 (1960-03-19) 19 March 1960 (age 60)

São Paulo, BrazilEliane Elias_cell_0_2_1

GenresEliane Elias_header_cell_0_3_0 Jazz, bossa novaEliane Elias_cell_0_3_1
Occupation(s)Eliane Elias_header_cell_0_4_0 Musician, composer, arranger, producerEliane Elias_cell_0_4_1
InstrumentsEliane Elias_header_cell_0_5_0 Piano, vocalsEliane Elias_cell_0_5_1
Years activeEliane Elias_header_cell_0_6_0 1981–presentEliane Elias_cell_0_6_1
LabelsEliane Elias_header_cell_0_7_0 Denon, Blue Note, EMI, RCA, Sony/BMG, ECM Records, ConcordEliane Elias_cell_0_7_1
Associated actsEliane Elias_header_cell_0_8_0 Herbie Hancock, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Steps Ahead, Randy Brecker, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, Toots ThielemansEliane Elias_cell_0_8_1
WebsiteEliane Elias_header_cell_0_9_0 Eliane Elias_cell_0_9_1

Eliane Elias (Portuguese: [ɛliˈani eˈliəʃ; born 19 March 1960) is a Brazilian jazz pianist, singer, composer and arranger. Eliane Elias_sentence_0

Biography Eliane Elias_section_0

Elias was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Eliane Elias_sentence_1

She started studying piano at age seven, and at age twelve she was transcribing solos from jazz musicians. Eliane Elias_sentence_2

At fifteen, she was teaching piano and improvisation. Eliane Elias_sentence_3

Her performing career began in Brazil at age seventeen with Brazilian singer-songwriter Toquinho and touring with the poet Vinicius de Moraes. Eliane Elias_sentence_4

In 1981 she moved to New York City, where she attended The Juilliard School of Music. Eliane Elias_sentence_5

A year later she became part of the group Steps Ahead. Eliane Elias_sentence_6

In 1993 Elias signed with EMI Classics to record classical pieces, which were released on On the Classical Side. Eliane Elias_sentence_7

In 2001, Calle 54, a documentary film by Spanish director Fernando Trueba, included Elias performing "Samba Triste." Eliane Elias_sentence_8

In 2002 she recorded The Lost Days with Denyce Graves, arranging two Brazilian classical pieces and writing an original composition especially for Graves entitled "HaabiaTupi." Eliane Elias_sentence_9

In 2002, Elias signed with RCA/Bluebird, which Kissed by Nature, an album of mostly original compositions. Eliane Elias_sentence_10

Dreamer was released in 2004 and received the Gold Disc Award, as well as being voted Best Vocal Album in Japan. Eliane Elias_sentence_11

It reached No. Eliane Elias_sentence_12

3 on the pop charts in France and No. Eliane Elias_sentence_13

4 on the Billboard magazine charts in the U.S. Around the City was released by RCA Victor in August 2006. Eliane Elias_sentence_14

Elias returned to Blue Note/EMI in 2007 with Something for You, which won Best Vocal Album of the Year and the Gold Disc Award in Japan. Eliane Elias_sentence_15

This was her third consecutive recording to receive these awards, and her fourth overall. Eliane Elias_sentence_16

Something for You reached No. Eliane Elias_sentence_17

1 on the U.S. jazz charts, No. Eliane Elias_sentence_18

8 on Billboard, and No. Eliane Elias_sentence_19

2 on the French jazz charts. Eliane Elias_sentence_20

In 2008, she recorded Bossa Nova Stories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova. Eliane Elias_sentence_21

In 2009, EMI Japan released Eliane Elias Plays Live. Eliane Elias_sentence_22

Light My Fire, released in 2011, features four compositions written or co-written by Elias and includes covers of songs by the Doors, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Desmond. Eliane Elias_sentence_23

In September 2011, her song "What About the Heart (Bate Bate)" was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Brazilian Song. Eliane Elias_sentence_24

In 2012 she collaborated with bassist Marc Johnson on the album Swept Away, the Editor's and Critic's choice in 2012 Downbeat and Jazztimes magazines, respectively. Eliane Elias_sentence_25

Her 2013 release, I Thought About You, reached No. Eliane Elias_sentence_26

1 on the U.S. and French Amazon.com websites; No. Eliane Elias_sentence_27

2 on iTunes U.S., France and Brazil; and No. Eliane Elias_sentence_28

4 on Billboard. Eliane Elias_sentence_29

Made in Brazil, was followed by Dance of Time, which debuted at No. Eliane Elias_sentence_30

1 on two Billboard: jazz and world music. Eliane Elias_sentence_31

Both Made in Brazil and Dance of Time debuted at No. Eliane Elias_sentence_32

1 on iTunes in seven countries and won Grammy awards for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Eliane Elias_sentence_33

Personal life Eliane Elias_section_1

Elias is of Lebanese descent. Eliane Elias_sentence_34

She was married to American trumpeter Randy Brecker, with whom she has a daughter, the singer/songwriter Amanda Elias Brecker, born in 1984. Eliane Elias_sentence_35

She is married to Marc Johnson, who plays bass in her band and co-produces her recordings. Eliane Elias_sentence_36

Awards Eliane Elias_section_2

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  • 1995: Grammy nomination, Best Jazz Solo Performance, Solos and Duets with Herbie HancockEliane Elias_item_0_0
  • 1997: Best Jazz Album, Down Beat magazine Readers' Poll, The Three AmericasEliane Elias_item_0_1
  • 1998: Grammy nomination, Best Large Jazz Ensemble, Impulsive with Bob Brookmeyer and The Danish Radio Jazz OrchestraEliane Elias_item_0_2
  • 2002: Grammy nomination, Best Latin Jazz Album, Calle 54Eliane Elias_item_0_3
  • 2011: Latin Grammy nomination, Best Brazilian Song, What About the Heart (Bate Bate)Eliane Elias_item_0_4
  • 2015: Latin Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Made in BrazilEliane Elias_item_0_5
  • 2016: Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz Album, Made in BrazilEliane Elias_item_0_6
  • 2017: Latin Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Dance of TimeEliane Elias_item_0_7
  • 2017: Latin Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album, Dance of TimeEliane Elias_item_0_8
  • 2018: Winner of the Edison Lifetime Achievement Award (Holland)Eliane Elias_item_0_9
  • Five Gold Disc Awards (Japan)Eliane Elias_item_0_10

Discography Eliane Elias_section_3

As leader Eliane Elias_section_4

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With Steps Ahead Eliane Elias_sentence_37

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  • Steps Ahead (Elektra Musician, 1983)Eliane Elias_item_2_38
  • Holding Together (NYC, 2002)Eliane Elias_item_2_39

As guest Eliane Elias_section_5

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See also Eliane Elias_section_6

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