|April 11, 2019|
The trio led by drummer Stephane San Juan with Pablo Vergara on piano and Eduardo Belo on bass plays a repertoire of instrumental brazilian, african and american songs in a Bossa Nova, Samba Jazz style.
Drummer, percussionist, singer-composer and record producer Stephane San Juan was born in France where he started to work as a musician at the age of 17, then lived in many countries like Bangladesh, Cuba, England, Mali, Senegal before moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2002 and stayed until 2017 when he made New York his permanent home. where leading his own projects as well as collaborating with Bernard Purdie, On Fillmore (Glenn Kotche/Darin Gray) and Yuka Honda. San Juan’s recording and touring career includes work with Amadou & Mariam, Andy Sheppard, Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Elza Soares, Eumir Deodato, Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira, Jane Birkin, Jean-Claude Vannier, Joao Donato, Kassin, Manu Dibango, Marcos Valle, Rodrigo Amarante, Seu Jorge, Wilson das Neves and many more.
Producer, pianist and composer Pablo Vergara is an award-winning musician who has performed across four continents. A classically-trained pianist in his native Chile, Pablo moved to New York to study with some of his jazz heroes like Barry Harris, Ron Carter and Bruce Barth. Since then he has worked with artists like saxophone legend Gato Barbieri, Grammy winners Dave Valentin and Paquito D’Rivera, Turkish music masters Husnu Senlendirici and Omar Faruk, Claudia Acuña, Fred Wesley, Edmar Castañeda, Alain Pérez, Bebel Gilberto, Mino Cinelu, Keith Carlock and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Eduardo Belo is a New York based bass player from Brazil that is known for his versatility, switching from Brazilian music and Jazz fluidly. He has worked with artists such as Claudio Roditi, Steve Wilson, Kevin Hays, Bebel Gilberto, Clarica Assad, Duduka da Fonseca, Chico Pinheiro and many more.