Saturday, October 8, 2022

Helio Alves Quartet Appearing @ William Paterson University Jazz Room Series: Sunday, October 9th, 4 PM



Helio Alves Quartet
@ William Paterson University
Jazz Room Series
Sunday, October 9th, 4 pm

Helio Alves: Piano
Chico Pinheiro: Guitar
Joe Martin: Bass
Alex Kautz: Drums


"Alves is a pianist whose instincts are lush and romantic and
expansive-and driven by an inner pulse.”
—Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

“Alves has sublety, musicality and a extraordinary facility for
improvisation…” “…exceptional melodic improviser…”
—Roberti L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine

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, Gato Barbieri, Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, to name a few.

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.

Helio's latest album called At Play, released in 2020, is a collaboration with guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Edu Ribeiro.



Shea Center
for Performing Arts 
William Paterson University - Shea Center 
300 Pompton Rd 
Wayne NJ 07470