Brazilian Ensemble Trio da Paz Performs at Zankel Hall, 4/5

Brazilian Ensemble Trio da Paz Performs at Zankel Hall, 4/5

On Saturday, April 5 at 9:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca-the three renowned Brazilian musicians that make up Trio da Paz-perform a program featuring the works of famed Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and celebrated American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz. The trio, known for its innovative take on Brazilian jazz, is joined for this program by tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, vibraphonist Joe Locke, and vocalist Maucha Adnet. This concert is presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.

Featuring three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990, the trio redefines Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms. The list of legendary musicians the members of Trio da Paz have recorded and performed with is extensive. A sampling would include guitarist Romero Lubambo's work with Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Jr. and Kathleen Battle; bassist Nilson Matta's work with Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paul Winter; and Grammy Award nominee drummer Duduka da Fonseca's work with Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Scofield, and Tom Harrell. As a group, Trio da Paz has recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron, and Naná Vasconcelos, among others.

Trio da Paz's critically acclaimed, multi-faceted debut recording Brazil from the Inside, with special guests Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, Joanne Brackeen, and Maucha Adnet, received the Indie Award for best album of the year. The trio followed that success with a daring and ambitious concept album, an exploration of the well-known themes from Black Orpheus, the soundtrack that set Brazilian music on a new course. Their third release, Partido Out, included a riveting mix of spirited original compositions embracing the full spectrum of rhythms, fusing jazz and Brazilian music in a most fresh and exciting way, and won the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Best Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year in 2002. The trio has since released three additional albums-Café (2002); Canta Brazil (2004); Somewhere (2005); and Live at JazzBaltica (2008).

Prior to this performance, starting at 8:00 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit Opened in September 2003, Zankel Hall-Carnegie Hall's modern, underground performance space-celebrates its tenth anniversary this season with concerts that reflect the wide variety of music for which the venue has become known, including appearances by up-and-coming and established artists in the classical, jazz, world music, and pop genres.

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