Amaro Freitas Trio

Amaro Freitas
Cosmopolite Scene
Thursday 12. October 2023
The doors open at 19:00
Concert starts at 20:00
Ticket price
320/270,- +avg
Age limit
18 years with valid ID
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Amaro Freitas Trio

“The rhythmic complexity of Amaro Freitas Trio is dizzying” – DOWNBEAT

From playing the piano in church as a twelve-year-old in Brazilian city Recife, to becoming one of the leading young talents in jazz piano today, Amaro Freitas’ love for both afro-Brazilian rhythms and Coltrane, Parker and Monk has taken him where he is today.

“You can quite easily forget that piano is a percussion instrument, but when you hear the playing of Amaro Freitas it suddenly becomes very, very clear” - BBC RADIO 6

Freitas newest album Sankofa is a spiritual quest into the forgotten stories, ancient philosophies, and inspirational figures of Black Brazil - is his most stunning and sincere work to date.

“A melting pot that just keeps giving” - BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

The transformative moment came at age 15 when Freitas stumbled across a DVD of a Chick Corea concert, “he completely blew my mind, I’d never seen anything like it, but I knew that’s what I wanted to do with a piano”. He studied day and night on an imaginary piano because he did not have access to one at home. As a 22-year-old musician, he was one of the most sought-after jazz pianists, and had a regular performance at the jazz club Mingus. Freitas is now a rising star in Brazilian music.

"The blend of integrity, passion and technical mastery in Sankofa is increasingly seductive" – LONDON JAZZ NEWS


Amaro Freitas - piano

Aniel Someillan - double bass

François Morin -  drums