Sat, Sep 23|
Brazilian Jazz Jam hosted Vinicius Gomes
A Brazilian jazz jam session for all musicians to perform and collaborate one day a month in Queens, NY. All performers are welcome to sit in and play with the house band hosted by guitarist Vinicius Gomes, and his ensembles. All are welcome to join us to listen and support live jazz at one of NYC’s
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St, Elmhurst, NY 11373
About the event
Brazilian Jazz Jam hosted Vinicius Gomes Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoors Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm.
$15 Cover Charge for Mezzanine
- Vinicius Gomes / Guitar
- Alex Kautz / Drums
- Edward Perez / Bass
About Vinicius Gomes: Guitarist, guitarist and composer, releasing in 2017 his first album entirely authorial, “Resilience”, dedicated to merge the Brazilian universe to modern jazz.
He has performed with important composers and performers, such as Zizi Possi (with whom he acts as guitarist and arranger in the show “À Flor da Pele”), Rosa Passos, Jane Duboc, Arthur Verocai and Oswaldinho do Acordeon, as well as names of instrumental music such as Toninho Ferragutti (with whom he recorded the album “A Gata Café”, winner of the Brazilian Music Award 2017), Thiago Espirito Santo, Robertinho Silva and Mestrinho. He has also worked with orchestras such as OSESP and Jazz Sinfônica de SP.
He has a master’s degree from ECA/USP, where he wrote the work “Helio Delmiro – Compositions for Guitar Solo”, winner of PROAC 2015 in the instrumental music category.
He has been participating in various Brazilian instrumental music authorial works with musicians such as Daniel de Paula, Guilherme Ribeiro, Rafael Abdalla and Alexandre Silverio, besides being one of the leaders of the group KVAR.
He has performed in festivals such as: Festival Internacional de Jazz de Buenos Aires (ARG), Festival de Jazz do Capão (Chapada Diamantina – BA), Jazz a La Calle (Mercedes – Uruguay), Bourbon Street Festival (Paraty – RJ), FIMUPA (Belém – PA) Festival de Jazz de La Plata (ARG), Festival de Garanhuns (PE), SESC Jazz & Blues (SP). He has also performed in Finland, Sweden and Colombia.
About Alex Kautz:
Alex hailing from Mansfield, Texas, is a distinguished American songwriter, celebrated for amassing over 1 million streams on Spotify. His groundbreaking debut album, "Alex in Wonderland," gained widespread recognition in 2020 when it was spotlighted in Taco Bell’s "Artist To Watch" campaign.
In the same year, Kautz relocated to Nashville and showcased his intriguing androgynous side on ABC's American Idol. His unique style led to comparisons with the legendary David Bowie by none other than Lionel Richie.
In addition to his musical prowess, Kautz's multifaceted talents have led him to appear on the Investigation Discovery Channel's show "In Pursuit with John Walsh: Twisted Mysteries."
Continuing his artistic journey, Kautz released his sophomore album, “We’re All Gonna Die,” on November 29, 2021, further cementing his place in the contemporary music scene.
About Edward Perez:
A multifaceted musician from Queens, New York, is renowned for his work as a composer, arranger, and bassist. His compositions have graced stages from New York's intimate clubs to renowned venues like the Kennedy Center and Boston Symphony Hall, with performances by notable artists including Yo-Yo Ma, The Silkroad Ensemble, and Latin-jazz legend Ignacio Berroa.
Starting as a jazz bassist, Perez's musical palette expanded to embrace Latin-Jazz and South American traditions. A Harvard math graduate, he honed his skills in Boston's jazz scene before immersing himself in Lima, Peru's vibrant music world, collaborating with Grammy winners Eva Ayllón and Juan Medrano Cotito.
Back in the US, Perez made waves in modern jazz, touring across 20+ countries with jazz icons like Lee Konitz and Paquito D’Rivera. His recording credits include the Grammy-nominated "Second Chance" by Hector Martignon.
An avid educator, Perez has taught at institutions like The New School of Jazz and the Queens College Center for Preparatory Studies in Music. He also imparts knowledge at Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop and holds masterclasses worldwide.
Presently, he co-leads the Terraza Big Band, melding modern jazz with Latin American styles, and remains a versatile bassist, letting collaborations shape his evolving compositional style.
Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7 Outdoors, 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.$15.00+$0.38 service fee