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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
Panorama Brasil - Feb 1 Paris Cat
Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11
Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

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

Panorama Brasil - Feb 1 Paris Cat

Saturday Feb 1, 7pm

Panorama Brasil All-Stars at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

A night of samba with Panorama Brasil, featuring Jacqueline Gawler and Dany Maia.

Two wonderful singers and an incredible band take a journey through some of the great sambas.  Songs from Cartola, Alves, Barroso, Djavan, Baden Powell and more.  Bookings here.

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Dany Maia Sextet - Paris Cat Jan 11

Dany Maia Sextet at the Paris Cat Jazz Club

Saturday January 11, 7pm

Melbourne's favourite Baiana returns to the Paris Cat for her first show of the new year.  Dany Maia is an exhilirating performer, and with her stellar band she never fails to present an incredible show.  Tickets here.

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Dec 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday Dec 15, 4-6pm

Trio Agogo at the Brunswick Green

The Agogos are back at the Brunswick Green for the summer, on the third Sunday of each month, Nov-March.  Two sets of high-energy choro with guests such as saxophonist Ben Carr and guitarist Max Rudd.  Adam May (7-string guitar and cavaco), Paul Carey (guitar) and Al Kerr (pandeiro).  313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.  Free entry.