Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Thursday March 19
Patricio Morales & Vitor Goncalves
Two masters bring a vibrant new sound to world music
Emmy-award winning composer and guitarist, Patricio Morales, plays music straight from the soul combining elements of jazz and folk with the technical brilliance of a classical virtuoso. Long before world music became fashionable, Patricio had immersed himself in many cultures, distilling the best elements of each and always evoking the spirit of his native Chile.
After living, studying, and touring in the US for a decade, Patricio headed for Europe playing numerous venues, with numerous musicians like singer songwriter Ole Paus, jazz and world music vibraphonist Ruud Wiener and violinist Zoltan Lantos. He lived in Switzerland for almost two decades where he continued performing, teaching and composing.
Always pursuing his musical quest, Patricio founded the company North South Music Production, providing original music libraries for motion pictures. He went on to score dozens of film and television soundtracks, including long-lived daytime shows such as As The World Turns, One Life To Live and All My Children, winning an Emmy Award in the process and establishing a bespoke music library for broadcasters, advertising and corporate clients.
Patricio has released two albums of original guitar compositions, Tierra del Fuego and Doble Sol, featuring guest musicians from South America and Europe. The music showcases his roots in the wide-open spaces of the Americas along with the sophistication of Europe's long musical heritage. The songs feature lyrical melodies that Pat Metheny would be proud of and lush harmonies reminiscent of John McLaughlin's early acoustic work.
Patricio recently returned with his wife to the US, settling in New York's Hudson Valley where he continues to teach, compose and perform.
Brazilian pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger, Vitor Gonçalves, enjoyed an illustrious career as an in demand musician in Brazil, playing with icons Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Itiberê Zwarg, among others, He ultimately made the move to NYC, where he currently resides.
He has garnered acclaim and built a star-studded resumé, including features in NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride and The New York Times as a guest of the renowned Spok Frevo Orquestra. A frequent resident on the stages of Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, and the Jazz Gallery, he leads his own projects, and collaborates with figures well known in the New York scene such as Anat Cohen, Vinícius Cantuária, Anthony Wilson, Cyro Baptista, and Yotam Silberstein.
He also has played in Jazz Festivals and venues worldwide, such as Newport Jazz, Jazz à Vienne, Umbria Jazz Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and the Coliseum in Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2017 he released his debut album on Sunnyside Records, Vitor Gonçalves Quartet, featuring Dan Weiss (drums), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Todd Neufeld (guitar). Downbeat's review garnered 4.5 stars! Vitor's two 2020 Grammy nominations were for Best Latin Jazz album with Thalma de Freitas and for Best Large Jazz Ensemble with Anat Cohen Tentet.