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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
The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled
Dany Maia - Kew Court House May 2
March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Upcoming Gigs

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

The Afro Sambas Tour 2020 cancelled

March/April 2020

Panorama Brasil and Alda Rezende

Os Afro Sambas - CANCELLED

The amazing Alda Rezende returns to Australia to perform Os Afro Sambas (The Afro Sambas) with Panorama Brasil.  The Afro Sambas are amongst the most important works of Brazilian music post-bossa nova.  You can see video here of Alda singing Berimbau in the studio with Panorama Brasil.

Saturday March 28 - Bar Maurocco, Castlemaine

Thursday April 2, 1pm - Monash University lunchtime concert. Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music auditorium.

Saturday April 4, 7pm & 9:30pm - Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne

Wednesday April 8 - Hedberg, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Thursday April 9 - Gnomon Pavilion, The Wharf, Ulverstone.

Dany Maia - Kew Court House May 2

Dany Maia Quintet at the Kew Court House

Saturday May 2, 8pm

 

Direct from Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, Dany Maia brings the authentic sounds of Brazilian music to Australian audiences. A multi-talented performer with an irrepressible stage presence, Dany reflects the cultural melting-pot in which she was born and raised.

 

Her music merges the classic bossa nova with jazz and samba tunes from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Showcasing an uplifting selection of Brazilian music, including songs by Tom Jobim, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Elis Regina, this show is not to be missed!

 Information and tickets here.

Dany Maia 1

 

 

 

March 15 - Trio Agogo at Brunswick Green

Sunday March 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.