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The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars


Duduka Da Fonseca is a Grammy winning, legendary Brazilian jazz drummer who tours with his own groups and others, internationally. Duduka came in to national prominence accompanying Herbie Mann, Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Da Fonseca has co-lead the group "Trio Da Paz" for over 25 years. 

Vocalist Maucha Adnet sang with Antonio Carlos Jobim for the last 10 years of his career. Maucha has emerged as one of the leading Bossa nova vocalist. She often tours Europe as well as the US and her exquisite new duo recording "Milagre" with pianist Helio Alves is already receiving rave reviews. This is a rare DC performance buy Maucha. 

Pianist Helio Alves is one of the most in- demand Brazilan jazz musicians on the New York scene. Helio often tours the globe and records with with many acclaimed artists including Airto, Duduka Da Fonseca. 

Chuck Redd is an accomplished performer on both drums and vibraphone. Chuck began performing and recording internationally when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio in 1980 at the age of 21. That year, he also joined the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are thirteen extensive European tours and five tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. He served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008.

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Video 11/9/2014: The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars

Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.

  The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars