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Brazilian Vibraphonist Lucas Amorim Releases Debut 'Live in New York City'


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Lucas Amorim
From humble beginnings in Florianopolis, the capital of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, rising vibraphonist Lucas Amorim readies to assert himself into New York City’s never sleeps jazz world with his live action debut Lucas Amorim: Live in New York City.

Stirred to express himself after falling under the spell of Milt Jackson and Gary Burton (notably Burton’s four mallet “pianistic" approach), Amorim left his boyhood drum set and began studying the vibes with a laser focus. Gigs throughout Brazil in 2014 led Amorim to the U.S. to attend Berklee's Five-Week Summer Program. Receiving a scholarship, Amorin began full time studies at Berklee in 2015, where, under the guidance of Ed Tomassi (Four Tops, The Temptations), Neil Smith (Cyrus Chestnut, Issac Hayes), Rick DiMuzio (Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington), and vibraphonist Ed Saindon (Louie Bellson, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna), he earned “The Most Active Mallet Player” for his contributions to the school and community.

In 2019, a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music brought Amorim under the auspices of vibists Joe Locke, Joel Ross and pianist Mark Soskin (Sonny Rollins) among others. In May 2022, Amorim graduated from MSM pursuing a Jazz Master's degree in Jazz Vibraphone.

Lucas Amorim: Live in New York City highlights Amorim in both solo and ensemble settings, as he sets afire compositions by McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, and Kenny Dorham as well as the solo “Mother Earth,” a dreamy, lyrical Amorim original.

There’s a new player in town New York, and you can hear him in his element on Lucas Amorim: Live in New York City.

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