Offered by LCCA, The Henderson Memorial Piano Series Steering Committee

Piano Extravaganza

Latin Grammy award winner Jovino Santos-Neto

Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012, 7:30 pm

Admission: By Donation

Featuring the piano genius of Brazilian-born Jovino Santos Neto with superb bassist Chuck Deardorf, plus other surprise piano performances

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. His compositions include samba, choro,baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.

Currently, Jovino leads his Seattle-based Quinteto and teaches piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts. He can also be heard 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, Marco Granados and many more.

Sponsored by
Stuart and Ilse Oles, Bobbie Devore and John Narver, Carol and John Whetten, Ron Walters and Randall Dickson, Kiki and Wayne Martin, Charles and Margot Janeway, Julie and Rip Van Camp, Jan and Bob Sundquist, James Pinkham and Sue Crocket, Anonymous, Phyllis and Ralph Nansen, Richard Strachan and Ginni Keith, Inez Black, Jamie and Lauren Stephens