Brazilian Jazz Pianist
Siskiyou Music Project and Britt Education welcomes three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, and 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 to1992, 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. Currently, Jovino teaches piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts. As part of this collaboration with Britt Education, Jovino and his group will be presenting a master-class for students at North Medford High School.
Enjoy this video of Jovino in a live session for KPLU