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Eliane Elias - Artist of the Month March 2018

Born March 19, 1960 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently based in New York City, 90.5 WICN artist of the month, Eliane Elias (pronounced Elly-ahn E-ly-ahs) is one of very few artists to have concurrently released jazz and classical albums.


The incredibly talented and versatile pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader’s biography is a roster of the most prestigious awards in music:
• 1995: Grammy nomination, Best Jazz Solo Performance, Solos and Duets with Herbie Hancock
• 1997: Best Jazz Album, Down Beat magazine Readers Poll, The Three Americas
• 1998: Grammy Nomination, Best Large Jazz Ensemble, "Impulsive" with Bob Brookmeyer and The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra
• 2002: Grammy nomination, Best Latin Jazz Album, "Calle 54"
• 2011: Latin Grammy nomination, Best Brazilian Song, "What About the Heart (Bate Bate)"
• 2015: Grammy Award Winner for Best Latin Jazz Album, Made in Brazil
• 2015: Latin Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, "Made in Brazil"
2017: Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album, Dance of Time[12]
2017: Latin Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Dance of Time[12]
• Five times receiver of "Gold Disc Awards" in Japan

Eliane Elias was born in São Paulo; she started studying piano at age seven, and at age twelve was transcribing solos from jazz masters. By the time she was fifteen, she was teaching piano and improvisation.[4]

Multi GRAMMY® Award winning artist, Eliane Elias, has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. She has sold over 2.2 million albums during the span of her career.  Her 2017 release Dance of Time won a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album of the year after receiving two Latin Grammy nominations (Best Latin Jazz album and Best Engineered album categories), and debuting at #1 on two Billboard’s Charts: Traditional Jazz Charts and World Music Albums Charts, and also at #1 on iTunes USA, Germany, France and Brazil and #1 Best Seller. (

If you want to know more about this amazing musician, check out the embedded links above and below:

If you want to see and hear her live, Eliane Elias will be at Scullers Jazz Club May 11 & 12:

Here’s a video which features Eliane talking about her most recent album, Dance of Time:


Here’s a link to Eliane’s facebook page:

Watch, listen, learn, enjoy…then repeat all month long on 90.5 as we feature the gorgeous, elegant and infectious sounds of Eliane Elias!

Previous 2018 Artist of the Month:

February: Nina Simone

January: Milton Jackson


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