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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

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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