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The Brooklyn Rooftop Series Presents Live Jazz with Duduka Da Fonseca Trio on April 23

Frank Hammel • News • April 14, 2021

On Friday, April 23, The Brooklyn Rooftop Series presents Duduka Da Fonseca and his NYC Trio, live and in person, featuring vocalist Maucha Adnet. Along with the music, which starts at 7:30, there will be a pre-performance fashion show from 3pm to 6pm with ready-to-wear and couture collections as part of Fashion Week Brooklyn.

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Following his sold-out, socially-distanced April 9 Rooftop Jazz show, impresario Michael Brovkine (Founder of Made in New York Jazz) continues to guide music fans across NYC on a timely return to the live concert world with this exciting set from the acclaimed Brazilian jazz drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. Fonseca will be accompanied by Helio Alves on keys, Peter Washington on bass, and joined by special guest vocalist Maucha Adnet. Prior to the performance, attendees are invited to join us on the rooftop early for a fashion show of the RTW and Couture Collections, presented as part of Fashion Week Brooklyn.

This set is part of Mr. Brovkine’s ongoing, biweekly Brooklyn Rooftop Series, currently hosted in Brooklyn. These shows will be staged on open-air rooftop space to best take advantage of social distancing protocols and the warming weather and will feature regular dinner and drink service throughout the evening. In the event of inclement weather, limited and socially distanced indoor seating is available. Paid tickets guarantee entry and socially-distanced dinner seating. All attendees must wear masks while at the event. Please refer to our complete COVID protocol information below.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca is a three-time Grammy nominee. He has appeared on over 200 albums alongside American and Brazilian jazz icons, making him one of the most recorded Brazilian drummers in his idiom. In 2002, Duduka’s first solo album, Samba Jazz Fantasia, was nominated for the American Grammy Award. He is one of the very few Brazilians and the only Brazilian drummer thus far to be nominated for this prestigious award. Duduka was a founding member and co-leader of Trio da Paz, nominated for an Indie Award as Best Latin Jazz Group in 1993. Their recording Partido Out won the Jazz Journalists Association Awards for best Brazilian Jazz Album of 2002. In 2016, Trio da Pazwon the Hot House NYC Award for the best group and was nominated for the American Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz category with their album 30. From 1984 to 2000, Duduka was a faculty member of the Drummers Collective NYC. He has also conducted workshops and master classes in Brazil, Europe and Asia. In 2002, he formed the Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet featuring Anat Cohen, Guilherme Monteiro, Helio Alves and Leonardo Cioglia. The Quintet has recorded two critically acclaimed albums. Their second album Samba Jazz-Jazz Samba was listed among the ten best albums of the year in Jazziz Magazine. In 2009, Duduka formed his Brazilian-based Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, featuring David Feldman on piano and Guto Wirtti on acoustic bass. The Trio’s fourth album Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador, was released by Sunnyside Records in 2018.

Reservations for the April 23 event are available now on Eventbrite at

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