Quarteto Moderno / Brazilian Jazz
CD "Live! Ao Vivo!"
Featured on acoustic guitar and vocals, Boukas is joined by woodwind virtuoso Lucas Pino and itinerant Brazilian sidemen Gustavo Amarante (bass) and Maurício Zottarelli (drums). Quarteto Moderno has performed extensively in the New York City metro area, including Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium (Baha'i Center), Johnny Pacheco Latin Jazz Festival and Queens College's Year of Brazil.
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Since his arrival in New York City from Phoenix, AZ, he has rapidly become one of today’s distinct virtuosos of the saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Pino is composer-leader of the No Net Nonet (CD Port Fenix, Origin Records 2015) which perfoms monthly at Small's Jazz Club in NYC. His his debut CD Yellow Flower was released in 2008. Pino's numerous sideman recordings and performances with cutting-edge jazz musicians include Rafal Sarnecki, Dave Baron, Florian Hoefner, Takuya Karoda and Jorn Swart. Lucas received his B.A. at New School Jazz and his M.A. at the Juilliard School. In 2012 he was guest performer on Boukas's landmark música mineira project. For more info visit lucaspino.com
GUSTAVO AMARANTE bass
Gustavo was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. After moving to the U.S. in 1994, he has established himself as first-call bassist for contemporary Brazilian music. Gustavo is an ideal interpreter of original music, always providing a solid groove, impeccable time and keen attention to detail. He has performed and recorded with numerous Brazilian and other reknown artists including the late Gato Barbieri, Toninho Horta, Jovino Santos Neto, Duduka Da Fonseca, Carlos Malta, Aquiles Báez, Hendrik Meurkens and Panamericana Big Band. He has played at major festivals and venues including Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Nuits D’Afrique (Montréal) and Java Jazz Fest (Jakarta, Indonesia). For more info, visit gustavoamarante.com
QUARTETO MODERNO PROGRAMS
QUARTETO MODERNO presents a variety of arts-in-education programs exploring Brazilian music from a performance, historical and cultural perspective.
Recent and upcoming programs and venues include:
• Contemporary Brazilian Jazz Panorama
(Hudson Hall Jazz Festival, Hudson NY)
(Lehman College/Johnny Pacheco Latin Jazz Festival)
• Tribute to Brazilian Masters
(Queens Public Library New Americans Program,
Ossining Public Library)
• Ernesto Nazareth 150 Birthday Celebration
(Queens College Year of Brazil)
• música mineira: The Music of Minas Gerais
(New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music)
BOOKINGS, MEDIA and MUSICAL INQUIRIES
COMPLETE CD CONCERT VIDEO
Frederic Frêvo (ded. to Chopin)
Boukas Baião (ded. Luiz Gonzaga)
Samba Pr'o Sérgio (ded. Sérgio Santos)
Chuva No Sertão (d. Jovino Santos Neto)
Marcha Radamés (ded. Radamés Gnattali)
Other Boukas Ensembles
Diálogos Chamber Duo
Law-Boukas Chamber Duo
In late 2016 the ensemble released their DEBUT CD, Live! Ao Vivo! from their acclaimed performance at New School for the Performing Arts where Boukas is jazz faculty. The CD features ten new Boukas original compositions, each a musical tribute to a Brazilian master composer.
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OFFICIAL MEDIA PAGE
QUARTETO MODERNO BIO (PDF)
CD LINER NOTES
COMPLETE VIDEO below
MAURÍCIO ZOTTARELLI drums
Maurício has been on the forefront of Brazilian, Latin and jazz music scenes for over fifteen years. Born in Rio Claro (São Paulo state), his sideman credits in Brazilian, Latin music and jazz include Eliane Elias, Paquito D'Rivera, Ivan Lins, Toninho Horta, Filó Machado, Rosa Passos, Chico Pinheiro, Dom Salvador, Jovino Santos Neto, Nilson Matta, Cláudio Roditi, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Hiromi, Keiko Matsui, Richard Bona, Richard Galliano, Joe Locke, Geoffrey Keezer, Oriente Lopez.
Zottarelli has four acclaimed CDs as a leader: "7 Lives" (2009); MOZIK (2011), "Glasses, No Glasses" (2014) and "Dig Trio" (2003). In 2012 he won the prestigious Brazilian music award, Prêmio da Música Brasileira as sideman with Dom Salvador on the CD "The Art of Samba jazz". Nominated several times in "best-of-the-year" publications including Jazz Station Blog, he has taught many workshops in Brazil, Europe and USA, and is a regular columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine in Brazil. His artist endorsements are LP Percussion, Vic Firth drumsticks, Soultone cymbals, Lexicon Pro Audio, GruvGear accessories, Powerclick in-ear monitors, Evans Drumheads and FSA Cajons. For more info visit www.mzdrums.com