SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | 7 PM | $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)
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NILSON MATTA’S BRAZILIAN VOYAGE QUINTET – Bossa Nova and Beyond!
With Nilson Matta on bass, Helio Alves on piano, John Snauwaert on sax, Marcello Pelliteri on drums, and vocalist Debora Watts.
Nilson Matta returns to SAC with his quintet and a very special vocalist for a night of Bossa Nova.
Matta is a pioneer in the art of playing Brazilian Jazz on acoustic bass. Nilson studied at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, and is considered one of the greatest bassist in the world. Since moving to New York City he has performed and recorded with renowned musicians such as Yo Yo Ma, Joe Henderson, Paul Winter, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Don Pullen, Trio da Paz, Gato Barbieri, and many others. Nilson is also a 2017 Grammy nominee.
Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage has been touring all over the world. Matta will be accompanied by Helio Alves on piano, John Snauwaert on sax, Marcello Pelliteri on drums, and special guest vocalist Debora Watts. The quintet will perform Nilson’s originals mixed with Brazilian song book standards. It will literally take the audience on an exciting Brazilian Voyage!
Come experience and enjoy a soothing, deeply relaxing, immersive Sound Meditation with Daniel Lauter, using hand selected exquisite crystal bowls and gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, and more. Wellness @SAC has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.