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Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves featuring Maucha Adnet: Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim

Read "Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Since 2007, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet have been presenting the titular program at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at other venues throughout the world. A concept set steeped in personalized history of varied sorts--Da Fonseca's, absorbing this hybridized style at the foot ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto: Por Causa De Voce

Read "Por Causa De Voce" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Brazilian pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto came to the United Startes in 1993, and settled in the city of Seattle. He had visited the city while on tour with the legendary Brazilian musician/composer Hermeto Pascoal, and identified with the physical beauty and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. No matter his global location, Santos Neto is not ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Jazz at Kitano: Duduka Da Fonseca and Brazilian Express

Read "Jazz at Kitano: Duduka Da Fonseca and Brazilian Express" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Brazilian percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca has led a variety of groups in Gotham venues for the past several years, performing the wildly popular samba music he learned growing up in Rio de Janeiro. His December 8 performance at The Kitano Hotel lounge in New York City was a high point of the holiday season, celebrating the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Wind: Light Blue

Read "Light Blue" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Releasing a defining album is a pretty nice way to celebrate hitting age 50. If it's a particularly solid outing, so much the better. Martin Wind's milestone comes as he also marks 25 years as a recording player. It seems faintly miraculous that there's really time for him to do his own thing, considering that he's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

Read "Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene" reviewed by Mark Holston

Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens
The Triple Door
Seattle, Washington
May 22, 2015

Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

The Brazilian tidal wave which has been building throughout the fall at Dizzy's continued its flow with a holiday line-up of samba stalwarts. Led by percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet, the all-star group featured sax/ clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Hans Glawischnig.

Most interesting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Maucha Adnet - Helio Alves: Milagre

Read "Milagre" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Benchè dotato di ragguardevole statura artistica, il duo composto da Maucha Adnet e Helio Alves firma un CD anonimo ed irrisolto. Se l'intento era quello di svincolarsi dai consunti cliché brasiliani in favore di un andamento melodico più volatile, bisognava costruire un percorso capace di metabolizzare le due influenze stilistiche di riferimento (jazz e Brasile). Sia pur ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Trio da Paz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

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Trio da Paz

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

jny: New York City, NY

August 27, 2013

There can be no doubt that Trio da Paz is the hottest jazz group working in Gotham these days. In the last week of August the band was booked for an extended two-week engagement, once again featuring “friends" ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below

Read "Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below" reviewed by Nick Catalano

One of Gotham's newest music rooms 54 Below has decided to feature Brazilian music this summer and two veteran Brasileros--Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves--recently added their contributions. Performing music from Milagre (ZOHO, 2013), the duo invited clarinetist Anat Cohen and percussionist Cyro Baptista for the date.

Brazilian vocalists have been populating the jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Helio Alves and Duduka Da Fonseca (HD2): Songs from the Last Century

Read "Songs from the Last Century" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of the many delights of writing for All About Jazz is stumbling upon a great CD from the past, and being able to bring it to an audience that might have missed its debut. It's clear that Songs from the Last Century is one of these rare gems--even before a single note is heard, the ...