Antonio Adolfo/Hendrik Meurkens Quartet

Thursday, August 29
Sets at 8:30 and 10:30PM

Two prodigious names in Brazilian music join forces in this extraordinary one-night  performance featuring music from Antonio Adolfo's latest CD, "Finas Misturas"— as  Antonio explains the title, "the fine musical mixtures seasoned by jazz and Brazilian  phrasing." 

Antonio Adolfo:  Pianist, composer, producer and arranger, Antonio Adolfo has long been one of Brazil’s most revered performers  and educators, whose influence has been felt by a whole new generation of musicians.  He has been among the elite of Rio de Janeiro’s jazz scene for decades, where his  prodigious talent was nurtured with the bossa nova movement of the 1960's, when he  led his own trio and toured with legendary Brazilian singers, including Elis Regina and  Milton Nascimento.

During August of 2013 he has been  in New York City performing and conducting packed workshops. This performance at  Zinc Bar is a rare treat and the grand finale of his tour de New York.  

"There’s a finesse and beauty that keeps Adolfo’s music from becoming a simple  combination of jazz standards floating over Brazilian rhythms. . . Adolfo’s playing is  full of lush colors and smart interplay. . . inspiring us with their beautiful perspective on  jazz." -- Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner  

Hendrik Meurkens:  Virtuoso instrumentalist and composer Hendrik Meurkens began his career in Germany playing vibes. His career has  taken him from Brazil to Germany, then throughout the European continent where he  became a pivotal force on the studio and jazz scene, performing, composing, recording,  and touring extensively with his own ensembles as well as with visiting legends Harry  Sweets Edison and Buddy Tate.  

Critics and the jazz  listening public alike have recognized Meurkens' incredible talent, listing him repeatedly  in the Downbeat and Jazziz Polls.

 "Hendrik's understanding of the Brazilian music vocabulary is absolute...His music  feels like the work of a native Brazilian composer. Hendrik Meurkens is one of those  rare musicians who makes you listen to his instrument - the harmonica - as a virtuoso  instrument." -- Claudio Roditi

Antonio Adolfo, piano
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica
Leo Traversa, bass
Adriano Santos, drums


82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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