Tyler Blanton/Helio Alves Group- Vibraphone/piano, brazilian jazz

The Tyler Blanton/Helio Alves group is a collaboration between rising star vibraphonist Tyler Blanton and venerable Brazilian pianist, Helio Alves. The group explores a wide range of Brazilian compositions, both familiar and obscure, uniquely arranged for the groups' instrumentation and sense of interplay. Tyler Blanton has gained notice in NYC the past decade for his lyrical and nuanced voice on the vibraphone. Originally from Sao Paolo Brazil, pianist Helio Alves is an in demand sideman and bandleader whos impressive performing and recording credits include Joe Henderson, Rosa Passos, Airto Moreira and Yo -Yo Ma and many others. They are joined by an energetic rhythm section of Tiago Michelin on drums and Eduardo Belo on bass.