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$20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students and alumni (with ID)
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto leads his Quinteto—with Chuck Deardorf (bass), Mark Ivester (drums), Ben Thomas (vibraphone), and Jeff Busch (percussion)—through his original compositions in a range of Brazilian styles.
Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer, and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. His personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies, and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. Currently, Santos Neto leads his Seattle-based Quinteto and teaches piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts. He can also be heard around the world as a piano soloist, working with symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, and chamber music groups and in collaboration with musicians such as his mentor Hermeto Pascoal, Bill Frisell, Paquito d’Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, David Sanchez, Joe Locke, and Marco Granados. Jovino’s many ensemble and duet recordings include Canto do Rio (2004), Roda Carioca (2006), and Live at Caramoor (2008), which were all nominated for Latin Grammy awards. His latest release is a solo piano recording, Vol. 4 of Adventure Music’s Piano Master Series. His compositions have been performed by the Seattle Symphony, the NDR Big Band in Hamburg, and numerous jazz and chamber music groups. Santos Neto has received commissions by the Cheswatyr Foundation, IAJE, ASCAP, CMA/Doris Duke Foundation, the Jack Straw Foundation, the City of Seattle, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and Meet the Composer. In 2012 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and his Quinteto won Best Northwest Acoustic Group in the Golden Ear Awards by Earshot Jazz. He was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship in Music in 2012.