Thursday, February 20
Transcribing the music of Bill Evans at age 10, chairing the piano department at São Paulo Conservatory at 15, touring at 17, and arriving in New York at 21 , including the classic 2007 Blue Note Records release, Lawn Chair ociety featuring Brian Blade, Dave Douglas and Chris Potter, to join Steps Ahead, Eliane Elias is at home not only in her native Brazil but where ever she plays and sings: “I can’t imagine not doing both.” A lyrical pianist, she has composed and recorded over 20 albums with her own bands, and others, including Herbie Hancock. Elias was nominated for a Grammy® in the Best Jazz Solo Performance category for her 1995 release, Solo and Duets with Herbie Hancock. Elias documented 20 albums for Blue Note records from 1989-2009. Her Blue Note @ 75 performance will captivate boasting the works by her favorites; Jobim, Evans and Chet Baker.