Occurs on Thursday July 18 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Performance Notes

× Nilson Matta is well known as the worldclass bassist of Trio da Paz, but his solo career as a composer and bandleader is equally noteworthy. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Matta was recognized at a young age and played with such luminaries as Joao Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, and Luis Bonfa, among others. Since his arrival in New York in 1985, he has performed and recorded with Joe Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, and many others. With longtime friends Romero Lubambo and Duduka da Fonseca, he is a founding member of Trio Da Paz, which has earned accolades as one of the foremost Brazilian jazz groups in the world. “Brazilian Voyage” is an apt title for tonight’s group, as Matta’s expert knowledge of Brazilian jazz unfolds.

Pre-show entertainment on the Shea Center Plaza at 6:15 pm - The Joe Spinelli Trio

Admission: Public-$10 per evening concert or $40 for a weeklong Jazz Pass. (Jazz Pass is on sale through Thursday July 11 by calling the Box Office. They are not available at the door). Seniors, WP Community & Non WP students-$10. WP Students may have 1 free ticket with valid ID on show night.

Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office. There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office by cash. Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price. All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change. Valid government photo ID required for all transactions. Lobby opens 1 hour prior to event. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

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