Jazz on the Terrace: Nilson Matta
Grammy nominated Brazilian virtuoso bassist and composer Nilson Matta and his trio kicks off the Parrish Art Museum’s outdoor series Jazz on the Terrace. The New York-based artist, who has been instrumental in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz in the United States, is known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage.
Matta, the Artistic and Music Director of Samba Meets Jazz, has collaborated with Brazilian jazz musicians including Hermeto Pascoal, Joao Gilberto, Luis Bonfa, and Johnny Alf. He was invited by classical cello great Yo Yo Ma to participate in one of his many original projects, leading to a two-year international tour. Matta has taught at Cass Collective in New York and Litchfield Jazz Camps, conducted master classes worldwide, and performed around the globe.
Jazz on the Terrace at the Parrish, organized by Richie Siegler, features live, outdoor performances by accomplished jazz artists with a backdrop of the East End sunset. Guests may also bring their own chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy the live music from the terrace and the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Foundation Event Lawn. Table seating on the terrace is reserved for Golden Pear Cafe patrons.
$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students