With three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates and redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, all seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music.
The members of Trio da Paz have recorded and performed with an extensive list of legendary musicians, including Lubambo’s work with Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Jr. and Kathleen Battle; Matta’s work with Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Yo-Yo Ma and Paul Winter; and Grammy nominee da Fonseca’s work with Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Scofield and Tom Harrell. As Trio da Paz, they have recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron and Nana Vasconcelos, among others.
The Trio’s critically acclaimed debut recording Brazil from the Inside received the “Indie” award for best album of the year. They followed that success with an ambitious concept album exploring themes from Black Orpheus. Their third release, Partido Out, won the 2002 Jazz Journalists Association award for “The best brasilian jazz album of the year.” Their latest release, CAFE, includes special performances by Cesar Camargo Mariano and Grammy Award winners Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano.