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The Doug de Vries Trio

Doug de Vries is one of Australia’s foremost guitarists and a significant composer for the guitar, excelling in many musical genres, from jazz to choro, samba and bossa nova. He is considered Australia’s leading exponent of Brazilian guitar repertoire and recently released a solo album of Brazilian repertoire, DdV Solo. He is particularly noted for his sophisticated accompaniments, deep knowledge, and daring improvisations - in jazz and other settings.

In this Trio he is joined by bassist Frank Di Sario and drummer/percussionist Alastair Kerr. Di Sario has performed with the cream of Australian jazz, including Paul Grabowsky, Dale Barlow and Don Burrows, and has also appeared alongside international artists such as George Coleman jr, and Nigel Kennedy. Kerr is an in-demand percussionist in Australia's burgeoning Brazilian music scene, as well as leading his own jazz groups, Panorama do Brasil and The Alastair Kerr Quartet.

De Vries leads the Trio through a broad range of Brazilian music - afro-sambas, bossa nova, choro, forró and Brazilian jazz. Their performances convey the depth and beauty of this music while maintaining the spontaneity of jazz, with intricate interplay seamlessly woven through the sublime rhythms of Brazil.

The Trio has played to full houses at the Melbourne International and Wangaratta Jazz Festivals, and opened for legendary Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Upcoming Gigs
Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown
Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos
Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown

Saturday September 29, 8:30pm

Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown Jazz Cafe

One of Australia's leading trumpeters, Paul Williamson, presents music from great Australian composers, with his quartet featuring Joe O'Connor, Hiroki Hoshino and Al Kerr. 171 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.




Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos

Dany Maia Quintet at Vamos

Fridays from 7:30pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to Vamos every Friday night.  Joined by her stellar band, Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance.  Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne.  Bookings here.  Level 1, 37 Little Bourke St.Dany Maia 1




Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Saturday October 6

Featuring Doug de Vries and Diana Clark

Panorama Brasil hit the road for a one-off concert in Wangaratta, featuring the amazing Doug de Vries and Diana Clark.  Full details and tickets here.