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Helio Alves Trio LIVE at Roxy Bar

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - September 24, 2023, 12pm - 2:30pm

Famed Brazilian pianist Helio Alves returns to the Roxy Bar with a high energy trio.

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.

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.