(WAYNE, NJ) -- The Helio Alves Quartet comes to the Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University as part of their Jazz Room Series on Sunday, October 9th at 4:00pm. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern Brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. The quartet includes Helio Alves: Piano; Chico Pinheiro: Guitar; Joe Martin: Bass; and Alex Kautz: Drums.
A resident of NYC, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Slide Hampton, Paquito D'Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, to name a few. Helio was nominated for a Grammy with the album "Forests", by the "Brazilian Trio", a group that he co leads with bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca. He has released four albums under his own name: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009) and most recently, "Musica" featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi and Romero Lubambo.
Helio's latest album called "At Play", released in 2020, is a collaboration with guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Edu Ribeiro.
General Admission: Public $15; William Paterson Community and Seniors $12; Non-William Paterson Students $8. WP Students get 1 free ticket with valid ID card at the Box Office on show day. Tickets are available for purchase online. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. There is an additional $5 charge PER TICKET if purchased at the box office on show day. William Paterson University is committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To minimize exposure all visitors are required to adhere to state and local laws and University health policies to ensure the safety of our community.
The concert takes place at the Shea Center for Performing Arts located on the William Paterson University campus at 300 Pompton Road in Wayne, New Jersey.