Helio Alves

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Helio Alves
Born 1966 (age 51–52)
São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Jazz
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Circlechant
Website helioalvesmusic.com

Helio Alves (born Santos, 1966) is a jazz pianist and son of pianists. He is equally at home in Brazilian and jazz idioms.

He moved to Boston, Massachusetts at 18 and studied at the Berklee College of Music. He stayed in Boston until age 24 when he moved to New York City on advice from a friend. He now[when?] lives in New York city with his wife and two daughters.

In 2003 he was pianist on a Grammy-winning album of Yo Yo Ma Obrigado Brasil, Joe Henderson Big Band and Paquito D'Rivera Brazilian Dreams. He has collaborated over many years with Claudio Roditi, including on several albums including the Grammy nominated "Brazilliance X4" (2007).[1]
He is featured soloist on "Then Again" as a member of the Paul Peress Trio, release in 2006.[2] Alves was a member of Santi Debriano's ensemble, Circlechant. Rosa Passos, Paquito D'Rivera, Duduka Da Fonseca, Joyce, Paul Peress Project, Airto Moreira, Maucha Adnet[3]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

  • Brazilliance X4 (2007) with Claudio Roditi
  • Samba Manhattan Style (1995) with Claudio Roditi
  • Double Standards (1996) with Claudio Roditi
  • Simpatico (2010) with Claudio Roditi

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