Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Jazz Camp Jazz Fest:
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
3-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto returns to the Bay Area for a single performance with his Quinteto. The Brazilian-born pianist and composer will be joined by Dillon Vado on vibraphone, Peter Barshay on bass, David Flores on drums and Ami Molinelli on percussion. Their repertoire covers a wide spectrum of Brazilian styles, from Jovino’s self-propelling compositions to works by Hermeto Pascoal, Jobim, and other composers.
$20 General Admission
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. He was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to 1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records. Jovino’s 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.
Jovino 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, 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 many more.
Jovino’s works have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, NDR Big Band in Hamburg and by numerous jazz and chamber music groups worldwide. Jovino gives lectures, clinics and master classes on a variety of musical topics. He has been artist in residence at some of the most prestigious music schools and festivals in the world. He is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and his Quinteto won multiple times as Best Northwest Acoustic Group in Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards.