Duduka Da Fonseca & Brazilian Express - Jazz at Kitano December 7 & 8

3-Time Grammy Nominated Brazilian Drummer

Duduka Da Fonseca
Brazilian Express

Plays Dom Salvador & Jobim

Appearing at Jazz At Kitano
Friday, December 7th & Saturday December 8th
Sets 8 & 10pm
66 Park Ave.
New York NY 10016

Maucha Adnet - Vocals
Billy Drewes - Sax & Flute
Helio Alves - Piano
Martin Wind - Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca - Drums

Duduka is a fantastic drummer, he has worked with me and I love the way he plays."
Antonio Carlos Jobim

"Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the most important Brazilian drummers ever. Combining brain, soul, deep knowledge of Brazilian styles, and American jazz, Duduka is unique and has created a musical genre that is called Samba-Jazz for the present and the future!"
Claudio Roditi

"Duduka Da Fonseca has done for Brazilian jazz drumming, what Kenny Clarke had done for jazz drumming in America."
Dom Salvador

"Duduka Da Fonseca had the flowing beat doing his bidding, making one dance while sitting down. A master of "Brasilient" rhythms, he is equally capable of grooving a jazz 4/4 with his great loosey-goosey swing."
Ira Gitler, American jazz historian and journalist

"Da Fonseca divulges a keen awareness of where Brazilian jazz has been and where it's headed."
Todd Jenkins, DownBeat

"Drummer Da Fonseca perhaps the best Brazilian trap drummer of his generation, plays with uncommon mix of finesse and drive."
Mark Holston, Jazziz

"The Brazilian percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, a key member of Trio Da Paz, may be the most impressive jazz-besotted Brazilian percussionist since Airto Moreira. He balances tropical rhythms and swing with uncommon ease."

"Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the very few drummers, or perhaps the only drummer, who has found his own unique voice by combining the two traditions. His command of Brazilian and American rhythms and his ability to integrate them so seamlessly is truly innovative.

With music in mind,

Sincerely, "

Billy Hart

"Da Fonseca wasn't the first to fuse the rhythmic patterns of Brazil's samba and bossa nova with jazz language and mannerisms, but he's done more with that combination than anybody before him"
Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"In the blazing finale, Duduka proves touch also facilitates power, pushing the tune to a tidal surge, then unleashing a ripping solo that ramps the trio to a fireworks finale.
Spirited and intimate."
Jeff Potter, Modern Drummer

"The universal appeal of Brazilian jazz is how measured, melodic emotion is energized from within by subtle, invincible rhythm. Da Fonseca may be the best in the world at motivating and sustaining that special vital pulse."
Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

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