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Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage, Featuring Harry Allen on Saxophone, Will Perform at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 13, 2007

(Mahwah) – Jazz at The Berrie Center presents Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage, featuring Harry Allen on saxophone, Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Brazilian Voyage infuses bossa nova with a new spirit.

Nilson Matta has long been considered one of Brazil’s best bass players.  Since his arrival in New York in 1985, he has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Joe Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, Mark Murphy, Oscar Castro Neves, Don Friedman, Paul Winter and Yo Yo Ma, among others.

In 2006 Matta released a CD for Blue Toucan Music, “Nilson Matta & Friends Walking With My Bass,” an autobiography project with a wide range of guests, including Harry Allen.

Tickets for Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage are $26, $23 or $20 for adults; $15 for children under 17 and a five percent discount off regular ticket prices for senior citizens and members of the New Jersey Jazz Society and WBGO Radio.

The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call 201.684.7844.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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