Trio del Barrio

The acoustic music group, Trio del Barrio with special guests Elizabeth Woodbury on piano, Jonathan Greene on clarinet and Hector Morales on percussion will perform on Sunday, December 13th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair.
With a wide range of talents from mandolinist John Ehlis, guitarist Martin Moretto and bassist David Von Dollen, Trio del Barrio brings to life the cafe sounds of South America. Though the group is rooted in the music of Hermeto Pascoal, they tap into other styles of music from Brasil, particularly the choro and bossa nova repertoire. Their music is a bit more cross cultural than your typical “Choro Ensemble”.
The mandolin playing of John Ehlis adds a distinctive sound, similar to the traditional Bandolim instrument played in Brasil. Primarily a guitarist, Ehlis learned the mandolin busking on the streets of Denmark, Germany and Italy and continues to perform on the mandolin in a variety of cultural styles.
Argentine guitarist, Martin Moretto has a great sense for Brasilian music and shines on the Tangos and Milongas of Argentina. Martin is also a member of the legendary Argentine Progressive Tango group, Alas (Wings), led by his father Gustavo Moretto. He has performed in the concert halls of Brasil, Argentina, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Peru, Chile and numerous clubs in the New York area.
Bassist David Von Dollen provides a solid foundation with his warm tone and at times he can turn his bass into a complete rhythm section. He has recorded and performed with Railroad Earth, an Americana-roots jam band and studied bass with several notable jazz bassists including Reggie Workman and Eddie Gomez.
Elizabeth Woodbury is a composer, pianist and leader of the new world jazz ensemble, HEARD. Elizabeth received her formal musical training at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she studied ethnomusicology, piano performance and composition with Brazilian luminary Jovino Santos Neto, jazz artists Julian Priester and Jim Knapp, and Nigerian juju musician IK Dairo. She is currently at work on her third CD, following Shade Songs released in 2001 and Watermusic, 2008.
Percussionist Hector Morales started playing the Cajon (traditional afro-Peruvian percussion instrument) at the age of eight. Since graduating from William Paterson University in 2003 he continues to study drumming traditions from around the world. Hector has performed at international venues such as the National Museum of Per