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The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

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The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

Joe Carter – guitar

Harvie S – bass

Graciliano Zambonin - drums

The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio celebrates the music of Brazil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao and more.  Their repertoire features songs by Brazil’s classic composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Moacir Santos, Jacob do Bandolim, Luiz Bonfa, Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, Ary Barroso and others.  The Trio takes things a step further by using their Jazz backgrounds to add Jazz improvisation into the tunes, creating a sound that blends the best of both worlds.  In other words:  the best of Music from “Both Sides of the Equator”.

Joe Carter is currently the Director of the Academic Music Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where he teaches The History of Jazz, The Music of Latin America and directs the Jazz Ensemble.

Harvie S, award winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer, is continually challenging himself and his peers, expanding the borders of musical direction.

Graciliano Zambonim, born in Brazil and now based in the New York City area, has been an important contributor to the rich Brazilian Jazz scene in the U.S.  He has recorded over 30 albums and is one of the first called New York drummers for this music. 

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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