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Alex Kautz Quartet
Alex Kautz Quartet

Thu, Jan 11


Terraza 7

Alex Kautz Quartet

The Alex Kautz Quartet offers a vibrant fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz, showcasing Alex's expertise as a percussionist and composer. Their music is a unique blend of rhythmic sophistication and melodic flair, reflecting Alex's passion for and deep understanding of diverse musical genres.

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Time & Location

Jan 11, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Alex Kautz  / Brazilian Jazz

Presented by Terraza 7

 Thursday, January 11th 2024 at 8:00 pm

$20 Cover charge for Mezzanine


  • Fabio Gouvea/ Guitar
  • Hamish Smith / Bass
  • John Ellis /Sax
  • Alex Kautz / Drums and arrangements

About Alex Kautz:

Renowned for his musicality, groove, and knowledge of various genres, Alex Kautz stands out as a distinguished percussionist, educator, and composer. With an unwavering passion for jazz and world music, he has crafted a captivating and distinct musical voice and unique artistic expression.

Alex has been an important part of the NY competitive music scene for the last decade and has played and/or recorded with some of the top artists in the industry today including Tim Ries, Magos Herrera, Nilson Matta, Chico Pinheiro, Steve Willson, Lenny Andrade, Fabio Gouvea, Helio Alves, Victor Prieto and Lionel Loueke among others.

In addition to his work with various artists, Alex has taken the lead in various projects where he combines the sounds  of Brazilian music fused with jazz. Notably, he played a vital role as a co-founder of the collective ensemble known as "Trio Afora" and he is releasing his new album, "Where We Begin," with Sunnyside Records in Spring 2024.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Alex received the “Best Achievement merit Scholarship” while attending the prestigious institution in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. He later received a full scholarship award from Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) to study a Masters of Arts Degree in Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.

As an active educator since 2001, Alex has been an important part of the artistic community in different countries including USA, Mexico, India, and Brazil teaching private lessons as well as master classes. In addition he has been a guest professor in Souza Lima Conservatory and College of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil, JAZZUV School of Music in Veracruz Mexico and in Swarnabhomi School of Music in India and he is currently part of the faculty at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes Concervatory in NYC.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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