Brazilian Pianist/Composer
Jovino Santos Neto Trio

Peter Barshay - Bass
Paul Van Wageningen - Drums

Tuesday, November 9
Yoshi's  Jack London Square, Oakland 
8:00pm Show $14
10:00pm Show $10

Jovino Santos Neto has established a solid reputation as one of the most creative and respected Brazilian musicians living in the U.S.  Jovino was born in Rio de Janeiro and now lives in Seattle, where he also teaches at Cornish University.   A talented multi-instrumentalist, his work obscures the barriers between classical, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music.

Following his long apprenticeship with Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino went on to perform and record with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. Jovino has three critically acclaimed CDs recorded on Liquid City Records, and other projects with Richard Boukas and Mike Marshall.  His most recent CD, Canto do Rio (Liquid City) was released in August 2003, and was nominated for Best Latin Jazz album at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

In this trio, Jovino is accompanied by two respected West Coast musicians.

Bassist Peter Barshay is a former New Yorker, currently on the faculty at the Jazzschool in Berkeley.  He has performed with Kenny Barron, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt and Milt Jackson.  Peter and Jovino met while both were teaching at Jazz Camp West, and an immediate connection ensued.

Drummer Paul van Wageningen, originally from Amsterdam, arrived in the 1970's to join the American jazz scene.  He has played with Mark Levine, John Santos, Tito Puente, Paquito d'Rivera, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.  Paul's versatility in multicultural and Latin percussion led him to Andy Narell, in whose band he played with Jovino several years ago.


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