Helio Alves Quintet

Friday, February 03


Acclaimed Brazilian pianist Helio Alves returns with a high energy quintet.

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 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. He was also 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.