19 - August - 2017

Eliana Cuevas

Acoustic - Folk - Latin - Vocal - World Jazz
From Toronto, Ontario

BIO

“Canada’s emerging Latin music queen” - 680 News, Toronto
 
Subtle, strong, elegant, sophisticated yet simple and honest, that is how I would describe Eliana Cuevas’ singing, stage presence and music” - The Live Music Report
 
Musical class on an international level meets driving Caribbean rhythms and first class Latin” - Hamburg Morning Daily
 
After a decade of intensive performing, writing and composing, Venezuelan born Toronto based Eliana Cuevas is rising from the ranks to acclaim as one of Canada’s finest world and jazz music performers and creators. She has released three albums in Canada under her own name -- Cohesion (2002),  Ventura (2004) and Vidas (2007) and also one album in Europe -- Luna Llena (2009). She has toured extensively across the country bringing her music to various concert halls and Festivals in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon, Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2006 she made her debut on her native Venezuelan soil at the Hatillo Jazz Festival and her European debut at the Reeperbahn Jazz Festival in Hamburg.  In 2007 Eliana won the Toronto Independent Music Award for World Music Artist of the Year. In 2008 she was nominated in the Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best World Music Solo Artist. In 2009 Eliana won the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year and toured in Germany following the release of Luna Llena. Eliana has spent the last 3 years composing for her new CD ‘Espejo’ to be released in May of 2013 and also performing in Canada and abroad with her band and other projects including the Jorge Miguel flamenco ensemble and Juno nominee jazz trombonist and composer Darren Sigesmund. In Canada, the performances have taken place in various cities of Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. Abroad, they have taken place in various countries such as Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Luxembourg, Australia, Japan, Belgium and Switzerland. The combination of original words and music, an exceptional band and her own superb vocal abilities make Eliana Cuevas an artist to both appreciate and watch out for more of. Her Latin American songwriting style with musical elements that draw on Latin American popular tradition, jazz tradition and more, results in a branch of world music impossible to define, compelling, beautiful and 100% Eliana Cuevas.

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS
Sep. ’03  - Vocalist of the Year - Latin American Achievement Awards
Aug. ’04 - Winner - OCFF Songs From the Heart Competition 2004 in the ‘World’ category
Feb. ’05 - Nominee - Favourite Latin Alternative Artist - Canadian Independent Music Awards
Oct. ’07 - Winner - Latin Artist of the Year - Toronto Independent Music Awards
Oct. ’08 - Nominee - World Solo Artist - Canadian Folk Music Awards
May ‘09 - Winner - Latin Jazz Artist of the Year - National Jazz Awards

MORE DISCOGRAPHY
1998    ‘Self-titled’ -- Jason Wilson & Tabarruk – Guest vocalist
2000    ‘Pra Voce’ – Pedras da Rua -- Lead Vocalist
2001    ‘Alma do mar’ – Pedras da Rua – Lead Vocalist
           ‘Cohesion’ – Eliana Cuevas
2003    ‘Return to Ipanema’ -- Avalon Music – Lead Vocalist
2004    ‘Ventura’ – Eliana Cuevas
     ‘Little People: Cantemos en español!’ -- Fisher Price Music Series – Lead Vocalist 
    ‘Flamenco’ -- Jorge Miguel – Lead vocalist.
2005    ‘Real Divas II Compilation’ – Bill King – Lead vocalist
    ‘Kaiso Blue’ – Jeremy Ledbetter & CaneFire – Guest vocalist
2006    ‘Batuque’ – Samba Squad – Guest vocalist
    ‘Sounds of the Season’ – CBC Records Christmas Compilation – Guest vocalist/composer
2007    ‘Jogo da Vida’ -- Celso Machado -- Guest vocalist -- JUNO nominated Best World Music Album
    ‘Little People: Spanish ABC’ –  Fisher Price Music Series – Lead Vocalist
    ‘Vidas’ – Eliana Cuevas
2009    ‘Strands II’ -- Darren Sigesmund -- vocalist -- JUNO nominated Best Traditional Jazz Album
    ‘Luna Llena’ -- Eliana Cuevas -- European Release
2010    ‘Pandemonium’ – CaneFire – Guest vocalist
2013 'Espejo' -- Eliana Cuevas



For a more extended bio and up-to-date concert information please visit: www.elianacuevas.com

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Gigs

Lula Lounge - CD Release Concert presented by Lula World - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Arbor Room, Jazz at Oscar's, U of T - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Capilano College Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Guvernment - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Jazz East's 7th Annual Gala For Music Education - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Birdland - Hamburg, Germany - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kulturforum - Kiel, Germany - Thursday, January 1, 2009

A-Trane - Berlin, Germany - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fellows Hall - Dawson City, Yukon Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A. Rawlison Centre for the Atrs - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Festival Place - Edmonton, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Imperial Theatre - Saint John, Newfoundland Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Immaculata Auditorium - Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Glenn Gould Studio - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg, Germany - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Port Theatre - Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

National Jazz Awards, George Weston Recital Hall - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Little Carib Theatre - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Yukon Arts Centre - Whitehorse, Northwest Territories Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Festival de Jazz del Hatillo - Caracas, Venezuela - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Band Members

Eliana Cuevas
Jeremy Ledbetter
George Koller
Daniel Stone
Luis Orbegoso
Mark Kelso

Manager

Gary Cristall
Email: info@elianacuevas.com
Phone: 1 604 215 9077

Discography

Espejo
Indie, 2013

Luna Llena
Minor Music Records, 2009

Vidas
Indie, 2007

Ventura
Indie, 2004

Pre-Release for Cohesion
Indie, 2002