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Helio Alves Trio



May 6
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY
New York, NY 11373 United States
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+01 347-808-0518
Helio Alves Trio
Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoor Concert Series.
Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Donation suggested: $10
Helio Alves / Piano.
Portinho / Drums.
Giliard Leitzke Lopes  / Bass
His performances were technically astonishing, showing great rhythmic, harmonic, and improvisational strengths, which few if any, could match. His melodic free form inventiveness and sense of time stood out like a free spirit seeking to liberate itself from all traditional constraints.” –Bruce Gilman, brazzil.com
A mix of straight-ahead and Brazilian sensibilities reflect Alves’ personal tastes and his musical complexity. “I love jazz, and I love Brazilian music, and I always try to open things up a bit by mixing the two together,” he says. “It’s good to be able to go back and forth, trading one of the other. It keeps things interesting.”
Helio Alves:
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern Brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Slide Hampton, Paquito D’Rivera, Airto Moreira, and Flora Purim.
Helio was nominated for a Grammy with the album “Forests”, by the “Brazilian Trio”, a group that he co-leads with bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca. He has released four albums under his own name: “Trios” (1998), “Portrait in Black & White” (2004), “It’s Clear” (2009) and most recently, “Musica”
featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi, and Romero Lubambo.
Together with musical partner Maucha Adnet, Helio has released the piano-voice album “Milagre” on Zoho Music (2013).
“Alves has subtlety, musicality, and an extraordinary facility for improvisation…” “…exceptional melodic improviser…”
-Roberti L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine
“Alves plays with a gravity and stylistic flair that’s truly impressive”
-Phillip Van Vleck, Billboard Magazine