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Brazilian Supergroup Trio da Paz Celebrates 30 Years with Album, Grammy Nod (DownBeat)

Trio da Paz – Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka Da Fonseca – are celebrating 30 years as the best known trio in Brazilian jazz with the group’s first Grammy nomination, for their album “30.” Here’s my interview with them in DownBeat.

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Jazz Greats Gather at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Debut of New Jazz Record Label

(L-R) Monty Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Temperley, Jimmy Heath

(L-R) Monty Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Temperley, Jimmy Heath

What a swell party last night (6/30/15) at Jazz at Lincoln Center for launch of a new JALC-branded jazz record label, to be called Blue Engine Records. The turnout included these jazz masters and many more of the greatest musicians in New York, among them Christian McBride, Aaron Diehl, Nilson Matta, Ted Nash, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, and Catherine Russell. My report will be posted at DownBeat.com tomorrow (July 2).

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Brazilian uber-bassist Nilson Matta on WBGO 88.3 FM

Nilson Matta in NYCOn January 9th at 9 pm, the super-talented bassist Nilson Matta, will appear on Awilda Rivera’s program on @WBGO 88.3FM playing his music and talking about the Samba Meets Jazz Workshops in Rio and Bar Harbor, ME, of which he is Artistic Director.  Tune in at http://www.wbgo.org!

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Looking fwd to “Samba Meets Jazz” tonight at Kitano Hotel

Nilson Matta in NYC

Nilson Matta in NYC

Looking fwd to beautiful music tonight @nilsonmatta ‘s “Samba Meets Jazz” at Jazz@Kitano, NYC. http://ow.ly/qZjtl

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