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 to1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records.
In October, Jovino Santos Neto will bring his group, Quinteto, to the Royal Lounge. Formed in 1993, the Latin Grammy-nominated Quinteto is a highly innovative ensemble. Performing Jovino’s original arrangements and compositions, its members excel in near-telepathic musical interactions, modern harmonic journeys, deep lyricism and high energy Brazilian grooves that never fail to excite audiences.
Jovino Santos Neto - piano, flute, melodica, percussion
Ben Thomas - vibraphone, bandoneon
Chuck Deardorf - bass
Mark Ivester - drums
Jeff Busch - percussion
$5 suggested donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.