On Sunday, September 24, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of The João Donato Trio.
We’ve captured one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova on a couple of dates. He played live on KUVO from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio back in 2000, accompanied by the late drummer Claudio Slon and noted Colorado bassist Mark Simon. Also from 2000, we’ve got the Donato Trio with bassist Luis Alves and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra of Sao Paulo.
Donato was in fine form on these dates, with fresh compositions to add to the Brazilian jazz canon.