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Helio Alves  Quintet / Brazilian Jazz
Helio Alves  Quintet / Brazilian Jazz

Sat, May 18


Terraza 7

Helio Alves Quintet / Brazilian Jazz

Experience the captivating sounds of Brazilian Jazz with the renowned pianist Helio Alves and his trio in New York. Enjoy an unforgettable night of music at Terraza 7!

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Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

About the event

Helio Alves Quintet / Brazilian Jazz

Presented by Terraza 7. 

Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 

Time: 7:30 PM

Admission: $20 Cover Charge for Mezzanine Seating


  • Alex Kautz / Drums
  • Gili Lopes / Bass
  • Helio Alves / Piano
  • Chico Pinheiro / Guitar
  • Helio Alves / Piano

About Helio Alves:

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves seamlessly weaves the intricate rhythms of modern Brazilian music with the electrifying energy of contemporary jazz. A New York City resident since the '90s, Alves has earned accolades as a sought-after sideman, gracing the stage with luminaries like Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Watanabe, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera, Joyce, Rosa Passos, and many others.

Helio has also made his mark as a bandleader with four captivating albums: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009), and his latest offering, "Musica," featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi, and Romero Lubambo.

Explore the world of Brazilian Jazz Piano through my piano course, "Brazilian Jazz Piano." And don't miss my newest album, "At Play," where I collaborate with the exceptional talents of Romero Lubambo, Reuben Rogers, and Edu Ribeiro. Visit for more.

Additionally, be sure to check out "Águas Brasileiras," my latest album with The Brazilian Trio (featuring Nilson Matta and Duduka Da Fonseca), available now on Zoho Music. Discover more at

About Chico Pinheiro: "An exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, a unique composer of originality and maturity." Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Chico Pinheiro started playing the guitar when he was 6. At 14 he started working as a studio session guitarist and soon began to be called to collaborate with a wide range of artists in his hometown, then in Brazil, then abroad. In 2002 Chico puts together a band of his own and starts recording as a leader. His first album, 'Meia Noite Meio Dia' (Sony Music/ 2003) was released in 2003 with great reviews at all the most important newspapers and music magazines in Brazil and abroad and was included in the 'Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year' in the major newspapers of Brazil: 'O Estado de São Paulo', 'A Folha de São Paulo' and 'O Globo'. This well-received debut included performances from special guest vocalists Lenine, Ed Motta, Chico César, and Maria Rita. His second release, 'Chico Pinheiro' (Biscoito Fino/ 2005) enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim, once more being included in the 'Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year' by newspapers 'O Estado', 'O Globo' and 'Folha de São Paulo'. The third album, NOVA, was released in Dec/ 2007 in collaboration with the American guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson. It was, again, celebrated by critics and the audience.

About Eduardo Belo: Eduardo is an Acoustic bassist born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, and has been living in NYC for the last 7 years. Renowned for his talents in Brazilian music, Gypsy, and Modern Jazz, he has performed with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time (Brad Mehldau, Bebel Gilberto…) at venues all over the world. Eduardo is known for his versatility, switching from Brazilian music and jazz fluidly. He has worked playing with names such as Claudio Roditi, Steve Wilson, Kevin Hays, Bebel Gilberto, Clarice Assad, Duduka da Fonseca, Chico Pinheiro, and many many more.

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

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