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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
Panorama Brasil - Nov 29 Paris Cat
Dany Maia - Nov 15 Paris Cat
Oct 19 - Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Upcoming Gigs

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Panorama Brasil - Nov 29 Paris Cat

Friday Nov 29, 8:30pm

Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

The incredible Dany Maia joins Panorama Brasil at the Paris Cat Jazz Club for a night of beautiful Brazlian song, with special guest Rodrigo Salgado (bass).  Music from some of Brazil's greatest composers - Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Djavan and more.  Bookings recommended - reserved seats for these shows always sell out.  Limited door sales available.  Bookings here.



Dany Maia - Nov 15 Paris Cat

Dany Maia Sextet at Paris Cat Jazz Club

Friday Nov 15, 7pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to the Paris Cat Jazz Club.  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.  6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne.Dany Maia 1




Oct 19 - Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Saturday Oct 19, 6pm

Trio Agogo at Wesley Anne

Featuring Ben Carr

The Agogos are back at Wesley Anne.  Two sets of high-energy choro with guest saxophonist Ben Carr.  Adam May (7-string guitar and cavaco), Paul Carey (guitar) and Al Kerr (pandeiro).  250 High St, Northcote.  Free entry.