Under direction of SMJ Artistic/Music Director NILSON MATTA, our 2019 Endicott faculty includes JOYCE MORENE, DOMINIQUE EADE, TUTTY MORENO and more TBA.

As a vocalist and/or instrumentalist, you will have the opportunity to work with each of them, as well as NILSON MATTA.


JOYCE (Joyce Moreno) 

A gifted vocalist, guitarist and composer, Joyce was hailed as “one of the best singers of all time” by Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim,  Born in Rio de Janeiro, Moreno arrived on the Brazil music scene in the late 1960s. Since then she has recorded more than 30 albums and 400 songs over her prolific, five-decade career. 

Joyce Moreno has a powerful combination of talents: a beautiful voice, a killer guitar groove, and inspired songwriting,” said Fernando Brandão, Associate Professor in Berklee’s Ensemble Department. “She is among the great composers of the post-bossa generation.”  Moreno’s songs have been interpreted by Brazilian greats Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Bethânia, Ney Matogrosso, and Milton Nascimento, to name just a few. Beyond Brazil, Moreno’s work has been recorded by Annie Lennox, Black Eyed Peas, David Sanchez, and others.

Moreno’s most recent album, Raiz, celebrates her 50-year recording career with a return to her classic bossa nova and samba roots. A four-time Latin Grammy nominee, she continues to perform each year on the Japanese Blue Note circuit and tour jazz festivals and other venues in Europe and North America.


Eade’s vocal control and imagination are peerless,” says the Boston Phoenix. “She’s one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade,” says New York Newsday of vocalist Dominique Eade. Peter Watrous of the New York Times praises her “…immensely appealing sound…” and in a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade “had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan’s fearsome technique” Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn’t seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident.” David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, “I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger…”  

Dominique, returning to Samba Meets Jazz – Endicott for the third year, is currently on the faculty at The New England Conservatory of Music.   If you want to dig into repertoire, work on technique, phrasing and interpretation and have FUN — Dominique’s the go-to vocal educator! 


Tutty Moreno, drummer and percussionist, was born in the north of Brasil and has been an important figure in Brazilian popular music from the days of bossa nova through to the jazz influenced fusion of the 1970’s, 1980’s and beyond. 

Tutty has recorded with all the finest brazilian artists, including Joyce, Caetano Veloso and his sister Maria Bethania, Gal Costa, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil and João Donato (to name but a few). He has also worked with many respected jazz musicians such as Ernie Watts, Larry Willis and Claus Ogerman.

From his base in Rio de Janeiro, Tutty still regularly records as one of Brasil’s premier percussionists.

He is married to singer/songwriter Joyce with whom he performs as well.