Abelita Mateus Takes Piano to ‘The Terrace’

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Abelita Mateus

Abelita Mateus is a singer, songwriter and pianist, part of the new generation of great Brazilian musicians.

And she is also Grammy-nominated.

On Friday, July 19, she will be the next voice of the Parrish Art Museum’s “Jazz on the Terrace” series, bringing her original songs and virtuoso piano playing outdoors in Water Mill.

“Hearing live music in the museum’s beautiful natural setting, while enjoying the sunset and refreshments, is a real joy of summer,” Jennifer Duque, head of museum experiences, said in a press release. “‘Jazz on the Terrace’ is one of the many ways the museum provides opportunities to be outside while experiencing great art and artists.”

Originally from São Paulo, Mateus began her classical piano studies in her teens and gradually developed a passion for jazz that brought her to the United States to pursue a degree at William Paterson University. She is currently the pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, and has performed with such notables as Paquito D’Rivera, John Lee, Antonio Hart, Eric Alexander, Larry Coryell, Claudio Roditi, Raul de Souza, Hermeto Pascoal and more.

Tickets are $12 and free for members, children and students, and bring your own blankets and chairs. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.

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