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Vinicius Gomes, Matt Penman & Alex Kautz / Brazilian Jazz
Vinicius Gomes, Matt Penman & Alex Kautz / Brazilian Jazz

Fri, Jun 28


Terraza 7

Vinicius Gomes, Matt Penman & Alex Kautz / Brazilian Jazz

Featuring guitarist Vinicius Gomes, this trio blends Brazilian music with modern jazz. Gomes has performed with artists like Zizi Possi and collaborated with orchestras such as OSESP. The trio showcases a dynamic fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz influences.

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Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

About the event

Vinicius Gomes, Matt Penman & Alex Kautz / Brazilian Jazz Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Friday, June 28th, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm.

Admission: $20 Cover Charge for Mezzanine


Vinicius Gomes / Guitar Matt Penman / Bass Alex kautz / 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 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

About Matt Penman:

A renowned jazz bassist from New Zealand, moved to the U.S. in 1994 to attend Berklee College of Music and then to New York in 1995. He is a key member of the SFJazz Collective and co-founded the quartet James Farm with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, and Eric Harland. Penman regularly collaborates with top musicians like John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and Wayne Shorter.

As an educator, Penman has led workshops across Europe, served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Brubeck Institute, and is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Roots, Jazz, and American Music program. His discography includes the albums ‘Flipside’, ‘The Unquiet’, ‘Catch of the Day’, and ‘Good Question’. Penman is known for his powerful grooves and innovative approach to bass playing.


  • 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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