By Litchfield Performing Arts, a not-for-profit educational charity.

Trio Da Paz

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca,  all three players are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes.

The list of legendary musicians with whom the Trio’s members have recorded and performed is extensive. Guitarist Romero Lubambo appears regularly with vocalist Dianne Reeves worldwide. He has also collaborated with Michael Brecker, John Pizzarelli, Grover Washington, Jr. and Kathleen Battle.  Bassist Nilson Matta has worked with Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Yo-Yo Ma and Paul Winter. Grammy nominated drummer Duduka da Fonseca’s has appeared with Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Scofield and Tom Harrell. Trio da Paz as a group has recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron and Nana Vasconcelos, among others.

The Trio’s critically acclaimed, debut recording Brazil From The Inside (1992), with special guests Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, Joanne Brackeen and Maucha Adnet, received the Indie award for best album of the year. They followed that success with a an ambitious concept album, an exploration of the themes from Black Orpheus, the film soundtrack that set Brazilian music on a new course. Their third release, Partido Out, is a mix of spirited original compositions fusing jazz and Brazilian music in a

fresh and exciting way. This CD won the Jazz Journalists Association award for Brasilian Jazz Album of the Year (2002).

CAFÉ (2002) includes special performances by Cesar Camargo Mariano and Grammy Award winners Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano. Their latest release is Zoho

Critic Howard Mandel said of the Trio, “If North Americans hadn’t invented jazz, then surely Brazilians such as the three talented young men (in Trio da Paz) would have invented something like it.”

This is a third appearance for Trio Da Paz at Litchfield, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to present them once more.

  • July 28, 2018
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Main Stage, Goshen Fairgrounds

Main Stage, Goshen Fairgrounds

By Car:
The Goshen Fairgrounds is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, on the right approximately 1/2 mile south of the center of Goshen on Route 63. The Litchfield Jazz Festival is held at the Goshen Fairgrounds and FREE parking for the Festival is at the Goshen Fairgrounds Fields, directly across the street from the Fairgrounds. It’s a lovely drive from any direction!

Address for Google Maps:
116 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756

HANDICAP PARKING is located directly on the Festival grounds. There will be ample signs to direct handicap patrons where to park.

By Train:
It’s easy, relaxing and affordable to get to Goshen on Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Station in New York City. Take the Harlem Line Train to the Metro-North's TenMile River stop in Amenia, NY, just 28 miles from Goshen where you can meet one of the Kent/Goshen area livery services (see list below). For Metro-North schedules and tickets visit

For questions email or call 860-361-6285.

By Plane:
Goshen is approximately 38 miles from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, 100 miles from Laguardia Airport and from John F. Kennedy Airport, both in New York. Once you arrive, you may need a livery service. Below are recommended services.

Livery Services:
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount on a round trip.

Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.

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