SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | 7 PM | $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)
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!
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fifth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 31 new artists including six teenagers and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Meet the artists of East End Collected5 and EEC Jr. as well as Curator Paton Miller at our popular Thursday night social club, “Hangout.” Come view the new exhibition, socialize with the artists and members of the community, have a glass of wine, listen to music, play ping-pong and just hang out!