Sunday, February 18 at 3pm
Richard Boukas, guitar/vocals/composer
Gustavo Amarente, bass
Lucas Pino, woodwinds
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums
Led by multi-faceted guitarist, vocalist, composer, educator, musicologist and four-time NEA Jazz Performance Fellow Richard Boukas, Quarteto Moderno synergizes traditional Brazilian genres like samba and baião with a rich melodic and harmonic vocabulary drawn from contemporary jazz and chamber music. Formed in 2008, this innovative group offers fiery, spontaneous interactions driven by daring improvisations and perpetual rhythmic explorations. Their debut CD, Live! Ao Vivo!, was recorded at The New School for the Performing Arts where Boukas has taught since 1995 and showcases ten of his compositions, each a tribute to a legendary Brazilian musician. Lucas Pino is a virtuoso of the saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, whose recordings include Yellow Flower With Snail (Port Fenix), and No Net Nonet (Origin). A Brazilian native, bassist Gustavo Amarente quickly established himself in the US as first-call sideman for icons like Gato Barbieri, Toninho Horta, Duduka Da Fonseca and Hendrik Meurkens, and performs at major venues including Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli completes the quartet, and is the drummer of choice for Eliane Elias, Paquito D’Rivera, Ivan Lins and other stars.
Curated by noted jazz pianist Armen Donelian, the Hudson Jazz Festival runs from February 16-18 in Hudson Hall’s historic 1855 theater. Check out the full festival lineup HERE. And don’t forget, Members receive a 20% discount until January 15, 2018 on all Hudson Jazz Festival ticket purchases!