Abelita Mateus

New Jersey, United States

Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian Music. Pianist and singer, she studied classical piano in her teens, and gradually got more involved with Jazz. Since her childhood, she enjoyed to listen lots of Brazilian Music. She began her carrier in São Paulo, Brazil, where she performed in several situations, and with important names as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Now, living in New York, Abelita is researching Jazz in the best place in the world for it. Her idea is to apply all these “new sounds” into her own music, as a performer and composer. With Peter Slavov on bass and Alex Kautz on drums, she is beginning a new project, and getting ready to record her first album. She is also playing in different venues in New York and New Jersey, with great musicians, as Itaiguara Brandão, Peter Slavov, Portinho and Claudio Roditi.

  • Work
    • Pianist, Piano teacher, Composer, Singer
  • Education
    • MM in Jazz Performance at William Paterson University