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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.

Visit us at www.dougdevries.com

 

Upcoming Gigs
Feb 16 - Dany Maia at the Paris Cat
Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green
Jan 31 - Brazil's Modern Poets

Upcoming Gigs

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

Feb 16 - Dany Maia at the Paris Cat

Friday Feb 16, 7pm

Dany Maia at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

 

Dany Maia returns to the Paris Cat in 2018 with her great blend of samba, bossa nova, MPB and more.  Dany is from Salvador da Bahia - the centre of Afro-Brazilian music and culture - and she'll be singing some incredible songs from her homeland.  Music from Baden Powell, Cartola, Jobim and more.  Doors open 6:30pm  Bookings strongly recommended.

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Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

Second Sunday of each month

Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

In the garden, 4-6pm

Trio Agogo and friends are back at the Brunswick Green for a summer of great music in the garden.  Choro on the second Sunday of each month.  313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.

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Jan 31 - Brazil's Modern Poets

Panorama Brasil and the Melbourne Recital Centre present:

Brazil's Modern Poets

Featuring Diana Clark, Jacqueline Gawler, and Doug de Vries

In this brand new presentation, Panorama Brasil turns their focus to the great lyricists of Brazil...

From the earliest days of samba, Brazil has produced lyricists capable of social insight, cutting wit and subtle beauty. From the protest songs of the dictatorship eras, to the intimacy of bossa nova, Panorama Brasil presents incredible songs from some of Brazil’s greatest modern poets, including Chico Buarque, Fernando Brant, Vinicius de Moraes and Edu Lobo.

Tickets through the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Jacqueline Gawler