Jazz Caliente: Northwest Favorite Jovino Santos Neto

Dec 1, 2017

This week on Saturday Jazz Caliente, we'll feature a recording from a live KNKX Studio Session with Jovino Santos Neto's Quarteto earlier this year.  A brilliant pianist, flutist and composer, Jovino has been a most welcome addition to the Pacific NW music scene ever since he landed here in the 1990s.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Jovino explores musical forms from all over Brazil and South America, and manages to connect those styles with classical music and jazz.  He teaches at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, and he is always happy to share information about the elements of the music he plays and composes.

Jovino and Hermeto at the Blue Note, 1991
Credit Tim Geaney / courtesy of the artist

Jovino was mentored by the Brazilian musical wizard Hermeto Pascoal, and he worked with Pascoal from 1977 to 1992.  He contributed some wonderful insights to this profile of Hermeto Pascoal that aired on NPR's Morning Edition this week.

Listen for the Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto's "Trio de Quatro" on Saturday Jazz Caliente this week.  Until then, enjoy this video of "Vai e Vem (Coming and Going)."

Jazz Caliente airs Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.  The show is hosted by Robin Lloyd and produced by KNKX Public Radio.