NILSON MATTA’S BRAZILIAN JAZZ QUARTET

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Bossa Nova, Jazz and Beyond

Nilson Matta, Bass
Helio Alves (Paquito D’Rivera, Yo Yo Ma), Piano
Harry Allen (John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli), Sax
Adriano Santos (Claudio Roditi, Vic Juris), Drums

Playing songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, Donato, Roberto Menescal and originals by Mr. Matta

www.nilsonmatta.com

Considered one of the greatest bassists in the world, Grammy nominated Nilson Matta is a pioneer in the art of playing Brazilian jazz on an acoustic bass and has been a force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz. He has performed and recorded with renowned artists  Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, and many others. He recorded with Yo-Yo Ma on “Obrigado Brazil”, “Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall” and “Yo-Yo Ma & Friends”. All of these were Grammy winners.

“A powerhouse bass player!”
Downbeat Magazine

photo credit: Angela P. Schapiro

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NILSON MATTA’S BRAZILIAN JAZZ VOYAGE

The mighty mighty NILSON MATTA, bass/percussion
HARRY ALLEN, sax
HELIO ALVES, piano
ADRIANO SANTOS, drums

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8 pm

He’s the hottest Brazilian jazz bassist in the whole world but he is exclusively Maverick tonight! Nilson Matta and his ensemble have returned to celebrate the music of the greatest Brazilian composers of all time – Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (the “Father of Bossa Nova”), Luiz Bonfá, Donato, Roberto Menescal, Mr. Matta himself, and we couldn’t be happier! The Grammy-nominated Matta has been a prominent force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz. He has performed and recorded with renowned artists Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, and many others. When Yo Yo Ma sought band members to fill his Brazilian project, Nilson was the obvious choice on bass. He recorded on “Obrigado Brazil”, “Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall” and “Yo Yo Ma & Friends”. All of these were Grammy winners. So fasten your seat belts, get ready to enjoy this incredible Brazilian voyage, and let’s show these wonderful performers loads of Maverick love!