A São Paulo native long based in New York, Eliane Elias is a virtuoso pianist whose classical training neatly complements her improvisational prowess in a variety of jazz contexts, plus her potent Brazilian roots. She was playing with the likes of Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes in her teens, then moved to the States in her early 20s and joined the fusion super-group Steps Ahead. Launching her solo career not long afterward, she gradually started singing as well, her sensuous voice glowing with that sense of sly swing that's uniquely... More >>>