w. Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage Quintet

With bassist/percussionist Nilson Matta, pianist Helio Alves, drummer Adriano Santos, tap dancer Felipe Galganni, alto saxophonist/flutist Steve Wilson (2/1 and 2/2), and trumpeter Brian Lynch (1/30 and 1/31).

Nilson Matta is well known as the world-class bassist of Trio da Paz and as a multi-Grammy Award–winning collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, and Herbie Mann, but his solo career as a composer and bandleader is equally noteworthy. His music brings together lush harmonies, contemporary Brazilian rhythms, and expert improvisation across a variety of moods, making “Brazilian Voyage” an apt title for the group. In every performance, Matta’s expert knowledge of the traditions and modern explorations of Brazilian jazz reveals an evolution in which he continues to play a major role.