Brazilian and Jazz pianist Helio Alves blends traditional Brazilian sounds with traditional Jazz sounds fluidly and with grace.
A resident of NYC since the '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Watanabe, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera, Joyce, and Rosa Passos to name but a few.
*“Alves has sublety, musicality and a extraordinary facility for improvisation…” “…exceptional melodic improviser…”*
*-Roberti L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine*
ABOUT Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton
“A Young Vibraphonist with strong lyrical footing”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times
Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton is becoming known as a new and identifiable voice on the instrument. With his distinctly lyrical and nuanced 4 mallet approach to the vibraphone, he has been praised as “an heir to the swinging and melodically charged throne of post-bop masters such as Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson.”