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Brazilian Jazz Jam hosted Vinicius Gomes (2)
Brazilian Jazz Jam hosted Vinicius Gomes (2)

Sun, Dec 17


Terraza 7

Brazilian Jazz Jam hosted Vinicius Gomes (2)

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

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Time & Location

Dec 17, 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 

Sunday, December 17th, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

$15 Cover Charge for Mezzanine


  • Vinicius Gomes / Guitar
  • Gili  Lopez / Bass
  • Rafael Barata / Drums

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 Rafael Barata:

Rafael Barata, a renowned drummer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began his musical journey at 5, deeply influenced by Samba and Bossa Nova through his father and brother, both musicians. By 14, he was already making strides in the studio and won two prestigious Batuka Drum contests by age 20. His early exposure to Samba Jazz legends led him into the jazz realm, culminating in a move to New York to play with jazz masters.

Barata's career boasts collaborations with numerous acclaimed artists like Herbie Hancock, Eliane Elias, and Esperanza Spalding. He was a fixture at Rio's Mistura Fina, playing alongside greats like Osmar Milito. His global tours have included performances at major jazz festivals and with projects like the "Cello Samba Trio" and Grammy winner Dianne Reeves.

A Grammy-nominated artist himself, Barata has contributed to award-winning projects and has a profound impact as an educator, offering clinics and master classes worldwide. His "Core of Research and Development of Art and Music" project addresses the emotional aspects of musicianship.

Nicknamed 'The Traveler,' he continues to inspire through online performances and music consulting, adapting to the challenges of the Covid-19 era. Rafael is endorsed by leading brands like Tama Drums and Zildjian Cymbals, underscoring his status in the global music community.

About Gili Lopes:

Gili is a Brazilian-born bassist and composer currently based in New York City. Born in 1983 in Porto Alegre, his musical journey began with the rich sounds of Brazilian folklore. At the age of 14, he embarked on a self-taught path to mastering the bass guitar, quickly gaining recognition by performing with local bands in his home state.

In his early twenties, Gili made the move to London to further his musical education, focusing on the upright bass. He pursued formal studies at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, earning a bachelor's degree in jazz studies. Subsequently, he spent a decade as a sought-after freelance musician in the United Kingdom.

In 2013, Gili received a prestigious invitation to advance his musical knowledge at the Jazz Institute in Berlin. There, he pursued a Master's degree in composition and arrangement from the University of Fine Arts of Berlin (UDK).

Throughout his career, Gili Lopes has graced stages in over 35 countries worldwide, including Qatar, Canada, Bulgaria, Chile, Portugal, Jordan, South Korea, and Turkey. He has performed at renowned venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SummerStage in Central Park, Nice Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Seoul Jazz Festival, Frederic Chopin Philharmonic, and Jazz is Dead in Los Angeles, among many others.

Gili's extensive discography includes collaborations on notable projects like "Yes!" by Duduka Da Fonseca and "Samborium" by Dom Salvador Trio, which earned a nomination for the Brazilian Music Award as the best instrumental album of the year. His work also secured the Gold medal in the Latin Jazz category of the 2022 Global Music Awards.

With a diverse track record that includes compositions like "Antalya," "De Longe," "Yalla," and "The Fortress," Gili Lopes continues to make waves in the global music scene, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication to the art of music.


  • Patio

    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.

    +$0.38 service fee
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