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Ulisses Rocha Trio with Scott Wilson

Saturday, March 18th

Brazilian Guitarist Ulisses Rocha with EVI Master Scott Wilson and Bassist Erik Olvar

Considered one of Brazil’s finest guitarist/composers in the past twenty years, Ulisses Rocha has achieved international acclaim with his performances in international festivals in United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Cuba, Syria, Kuwait, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, France, Lithuania, Japan, Netherlands, and Belgium. Mr. Rocha is currently a visiting professor at the University of Florida, where he performs and records as a soloist, but also continues his musical collaborations with some of Brazil’s most prominent artists. Mr. Rocha teaches at Unicamp (University of Campinas, Brazil) since 1990 and in (2012-2013) was a Bacardi Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. He has collaborated with renowned Brazilian artists such as Gal Costa and Cesar Camargo Mariano and recorded with Hermeto Pascoal. He has also shared the stage in special performances with Egberto Gismonti, Al Di Meola, Eliane Elias, Marco Pereira, Toquinho, and Paulo Belinatti. A prolific performer, Ulisses Rocha has recorded 14 CD’s, 3 video tapes and a guitar book. In addition to his own compositions, he has also recorded numerous collections and works by other artists.

This very special trio presentation also features the great talent of trumpeter Scott Wilson.  Listen to Ulisses and Scott’s unique music HERE.

Trumpeter Scott Wilson has established himself as one of the rising stars of jazz – both as a performer and as a pedagogue. Since earning two masters degrees from the University of North Texas and paying his dues on concert stages from Orlando to Osaka, Scott is in constant demand as a player, composer and educator. In addition to his dynamic live and recorded performances on trumpet, he is regarded as one of the world’s foremost proponents of the electronic valve instrument (EVI). Wilson has diverse international performance credits having shared the stage with jazz luminaries including Benny Green, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Coffin, Shelly Berg, Denis DeBlasio, Peter Erskine, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Terrell Stafford, Ron Blake, John Pizzarelli, Ed Shaughnessy, Alex Acuna, and others. He has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China, and has been a featured trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea and Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Orlando.

Showtimes:  7:30pm and 9:30pm            Admission:  $25.***



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