Jovino Santos Neto & Eduardo Neves

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Giordano Productions presents another exciting evening of Brazilian music with masters Jovino Santos Neto on piano and Eduardo Neves on sax and flute.

They will be joined by Chuck Deardorf on bass and Jeff Busch on drums.

This is Edu's first visit to Seattle. We are very fortunate to have him in the NW as he will be giving workshops at the Centrum in Port Townsend and then heading to San Francisco and New York for a couple of performances so don't miss this unique opportunity!

Eduardo Neves, an outstanding flutist, saxophonist, arranger and composer, is currently one of the main influences in Rio de Janeiro’s musical scene. His pieces blend Rio’s authentic rhythms – Samba, Choro, Jongo, Maxixe and Funk – with contemporary Jazz language.

Holder of an undeniably original musical phrasing, Edu Neves often gives workshops in Brazilian music improvisation. In 2012 and 2013 he was in New York teaching and performing at the famous Julliard School.

Edu Neves began his career in the late 1980s, performing and recording with the most acclaimed names of the MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and with international figures such as: Maria Schneider, Omara Portuondo, Maria Bethânia, Tim Maia, Joyce, Guinga, Frank Sinatra Jr., Zeca Pagodinho and Paulinho da Viola.

In 1993, he was in the spotlight next to Hermeto Pascoal in numerous concerts in the most important European Jazz Festivals and clubs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDDPAoJ3Co). In addition, he was guest soloist of the renowned Choro band Época de Ouro in its Japanese tour.

In recent years, he has performed in the great Parisian jazz clubs Sunset Sunside and Le Duc des Lombards along with the pianist Phillipe Baden Powell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHMTwE3KA_E).

Edu founded the band Pagode Jazz Sardinha's Club, which has recorded three CD’s and was awarded the prize for the Best Brazilian Jazz Band in 2004. He is currently releasing his second album, Equador.
In 2014, Edu has been in concerts alongside the virtuoso mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda. Furthermore, he performs on woodwinds and is the musical arranger and director of the fabulous Brazilian singer Elza Soares.


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