The Museum’s Music on the Terrace series features the New York-based jazz bass player

with percussionist and keyboards.

Nilson Matta Trio at the Parrish, 2016. Photo: Hazel Hutchins 


Grammy nominated Brazilian virtuoso bassist and composer Nilson Matta and his trio kicks off the Parrish Art Museum’s outdoor series Music on the Terrace, Friday, June 28 at 6pm. The New York-based artist, who has been instrumental in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz in the United States, is known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage.

“Music on the Terrace is a great way for Museum visitors to hear amazing musicians while enjoying the great weather,” said Jennifer Duque, Head of Museum Experiences. “And Nilson Matta’s Brazilian jazz is like a tropical breeze.”

Matta, the Artistic and Music Director of Samba Meets Jazz, has collaborated with Brazilian jazz musicians including Hermeto Pascoal, Joao Gilberto, Luis Bonfa, and Johnny Alf. He was invited by classical cello great Yo Yo Ma to participate in one of his many original projects, leading to a two-year international tour. Based in New York, Matta has taught at Cass Collective in New York and Litchfield Jazz Camps, conducted master classes worldwide, and performed around the globe.

Jazz on the Terrace at the Parrish, organized by Richie Siegler, features live, outdoor performances by accomplished jazz artists with a backdrop of the East End sunset. Guests may also bring their own chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy the live music from the terrace and the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Foundation Event Lawn. Table seating on the terrace is reserved for Golden Pear Cafe patrons.

All summer concerts are free with Museum admission and take place rain or shine.


Jazz on the Terrace: Nilson Matta Trio

Friday, June 28, 2018 – 6:00pm

$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students

Includes Museum admission

Friday nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. 


Parrish Art Museum


Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


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