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Trio Da Paz with Joe Locke at Dizzy's August 14-19 and 21-26 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Trio Da Paz
Trio Da Paz


After sold-out shows last October and overwhelming public demand, Trio Da Paz are back this month for an unprecedented two weeks run at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. And once again Romero Lubambo (guitar), Nilson Matta (bass) and Duduka Da Fonseca (drums) have invited Joe Locke to continue their highly successful collaboration for the duration of this engagement. They will also be joined by vocalist Maucha Adnet and tenor sax man Harry Allen.

Joe Locke is considered by many to be the most gifted vibraphonist of his generation. Trio da Paz featuresthree of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, and updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes.
Trio Da Paz
Trio Da Paz

The 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. Trio da Paz 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, is 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. This CD won the Jazz Jornalists Association award of "The best brasilian jazz album of the year" in 2002. The Trio's latest release, CAFE, includes special performances by Cesar Camargo Mariano and Grammy Award winners Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano.

Joe Locke
Joe Locke
Born in Palo Alto, California, but raised in Rochester, N.Y., Joe Locke is a self-taught improviser, though he benefited from his early studies in classical percussion and composition at the Eastman School of Music with Gordon Stout, Ted Moore and David Mancini. Joe Locke has released more than 20 recordings as a band leader, and appeared on almost 100 albums as a guest artist. His international reputation as a player, composer, band leader and conceptualist has been further enhanced recently by the accolades he has received for the creative output of his touring and recording projects, namely his 4 Walls of Freedom (voted one of the top ten CDs of 2003 by DownBeat magazine), and his work in the U.S. and Japan with the Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group. This unit's live performance at the Ballard Jazz Festival in Seattle, was awarded the Earshot Jazz 2005 Golden Ear Award as Concert of the Year.

Locke's recording "Rev.elation" - The Music of Milt Jackson, stayed at #1 on Jazz Week's national radio chart for an unprecedented 8 weeks in 2005 / 2006 [Click here for a Jazz Police review]. In June 2006 Joe Locke was honored with the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Award for "Mallet Player of the Year". A list of the artists with whom Joe has performed and recorded exhibits his diversity as an artist. That list includes Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Jimmy Scott, Rod Stewart, Hiram Bullock, Bob Berg and Jeff "Tain" Watts, to name only a few. Joe Locke has released over 20 recordings as a band leader, and more than 100 as a guest artist.

Romero Lubambo
Romero Lubambo
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1955, Romero Lubambo studied classical piano and music theory as a young boy. From the time he played his first notes on the guitar at age thirteen, he devoted himself to that instrument. Lubambo graduated from the Villa-Lobos School of Music in Rio in 1978, a top student of classical guitar. In 1980 he received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro. The rhythms and melodies defining Brazilian music and American jazz fascinated Lubambo. He taught himself through intense research and practice, developing exceptional skill, versatility and fluency in both jazz and Brazilian idioms.

In 1985 he left Brazil for New York, where he worked for Astrud Gilberto for four years. Lubambo has since performed and recorded with many outstanding artists including Diane Reeves, Michael Brecker, Al Jarreau, Kathleen Battle, Herbie Mann, Ivan Lins, Flora Purim and Airto, Paquito D'Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Grover Washington Jr., Leny Andrade and Cesar Camargo Mariano.


Nilson Matta
Nilson Matta
Nilson Matta
has long been considered one of Brazil's best bass players. Since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. Nilson studied bass at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with Sandrino Santoro, Brazil's premier classical bass player. While in Brazil he played with such top artists as JoýGilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Nana Caymmi, JoýBosco, Johnny Alf, Nivaldo Ornellas, MPB-4, Helio Delmiro, Luis Bonfa, and many others. In 1984, while with drummer Pascoal Meirelles, Nilson founded the fusion band Cama De Gato.

Nilson moved to New York City in 1985. Five years after his move to the States, he co-founded an extraordinary quintet, The African Brazilian Connection, with pianist Don Pullen. In September 2006, Nilson released a CD for Blue Toucan Music, Nilson Matta and Friends: Walking With My Bass. It's a kind of autobiography project with a wide range of guests. Among them are Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Kenny Barron, Harry Allen, Rosa Passos, Robertinho Silva, Mauricio Einhorn, Joyce, Helio Alves, Filo Machado, Vic Juris and others. Since 1997 Nilson has taught bass at Bass Collective in New York City and at Montclair University in New Jersey.

Duduka Da Fonseca
Duduka Da Fonseca
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Duduka Da Fonseca began playing the drums at the age of thirteen. By fifteen he was appearing on television, and also erforming and recording with top Brazilian musicians. In 1975 Duduka moved to New York establishing numerous Brazilian Jazz Groups. One of these groups, Brazilian Express, appeared on a National PBS television special. The New York Samba Band performed at the Blue Note, Fat Tuesday's and the Village Gate, among many other clubs in the United States. The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars featured artists: Bob Mintzer, Eliane Elias and Randy Brecker. Duduka is a co-leader of Trio da Paz, nominated as the best New Latin Jazz Group of 1993 and winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Awards for the best Brazilian Jazz album of 2002(Partido Out- Malandro Records).

Duduka has recorded and performed with artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, Joanne Brackeen, Eddie Gomez, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, Gerry Mulligan, Jorge Dalto, Dom Salvador, Mýo Adnet, Paulo Jobim, Jacques Morelenbaum, Lee Konitz, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Phil Woods, Emily Remler, Nana Vasconcelos, Nancy Wilson, Slide Hampton, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell. In 2003 Duduka's first solo album "Samba Jazz Fantasia" was nominated for the GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Maucha Adnet
Maucha Adnet

Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started her professional singing career at the age of 15, as a member of vocal group Céu da Boca. From 1978 to 1984, Céu da Boca recorded two albums released by Polygram. From 1984 to 1994, Maucha performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and his band Banda Nova. Maucha toured with Jobim throughout Brazil, United States, Japan, Israel and Europe and performed in Jazz Festivals and halls. She was the guest vocalist on Randy Brecker's Grammy Winner CD 'Into the Sun'. Residing in New York for many years, Maucha has been performing regurlaly with her own band. Most recently she was the guest vocalist performing with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Cyro Baptista. Maucha has a solo CD 'Songs I Learned From Jobim', released in Japan (Venus Records).

Harry Allen
Harry Allen
Harry Allen
was born in Washington D.C. in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles, CA and Burrillville, RI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1988 from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and currently resides in New York City. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine’s reader’s poll. The Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet won the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance of 2006 and was nominated for Best Jazz Combo by the Jazz Journalists Association for the same year.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola presents Trio Da Paz with Joe Locke at Dizzy's, August 14 - 19 and 21 - 26

Featuring: Romero Lubambo (guitar), Nilson Matta (bass), Duduka Da Fonseca (drums), Joe Locke (vibes), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Harry Allen (tenor saxophone) 7:30 & 9:30 pm sets each evening, additional 11:30 pm sets on Friday and Saturday.
For more information visit www.jalc.org/dccc.


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