Gidon Nunes Vaz
You Are Too Beautiful
Trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz (1991, Amsterdam) has been involved in the city’s jazz scène for the last 15 years.
Arising on an early age out of the jazz workshops of Peter Guidi, he graduated for his Master degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2015, as a student of Ruud Breuls. During his degree he also studied with Terell Stafford and John Swana at Temple University (Philadelphia, USA) in 2013. Apart from his regular appearance in quintet, sextet or quartet format, Gidon is a widely asked sideman in the Netherlands, he has played with The Eric Ineke JazzXpress, Rein de Graaff Quintet with Gary Smulyan, John Engels Quintet and a variety of professional big bands and ensembles. In the last years Gidon has produced four albums on Tritone Jazz Records. His music is well received by jazz lovers and professional musicians such as saxophonist Benjamin Herman: “A standard-bearer for a new generation of jazz trumpeters in Holland and a band leader of exquisite taste, Gidon is a wonderful example of the great times we live in.”