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Trio da Paz Celebrates "30"

Only very special collaborations last 30 years, and rarely do they become more exciting and together over the decades. Trio da Paz, however, is one such long-lasting and still lightning band. The team of drummer Eduardo "Duduka" Da Fonseca, guitarist Romero Lubambo and bassist Nilson Matta, all Brasilian jazzmen of New York City, is just as dashing today as when the three first met in 1985...

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Will Friedwald - Wall Street Journal  - 2015    “...At the center of it all is Nilson Matta, who is both an outstanding bassist and an exceptional maestro, to employ another overused term.  As a bandleader, he has an inmate sense of orchestration, of flow, of sequence, of music space and time....”

Jazz Da Gama -  “EAST SIDE RIO DRIVE”   *****“...feel·ing (fee-ling): a function or the power of perceiving by touch. A particular sensation of this kind: a feeling of warmth. The general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc. Readily affected by emotion; sympathetic; a feeling heart; Indicating or characterized by emotion… So how does Nilson Matta set about creating feelings? To read the full article, click here

Downbeat Magazine - Ken Micallef  ****1/2 “A modern master of contemporary Brazilian music, bassist/composer Nilson Matta...”

Grammy Nominees 2017

Best Latin Jazz Album


August 21st to 26th

Nilson with Trio Da Paz

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola - Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York City

August 14th to 19th

Nilson with Trio Da Paz

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola - Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York City

August 3rd to 11th

Samba Meets Jazz Workshops

@ College of Atlantic

Bar Harbor - Maine

July 28th

with Trio Da Paz

@ Litchfield Jazz Festival

July 21st to 26th


Samba Meets Jazz Workshops @ Endicott College

Beverly - Massachusetts

June 2nd

With Trio Da Paz

@ Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Healdsburg, CA