Jovino Santos Neto

Contemporary classical music, Musical Artist

1954 –

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Who is Jovino Santos Neto?

Jovino Santos-Neto is a Brazilian American jazz pianist, flutist, composer, arranger, educator and producer.

Jovino Santos Neto started playing piano at age 13 and by 16, was playing keyboards in a band called The Vacancy Group in Bangu, West Zone of Rio.

Santos Neto earned a degree in Biology, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and later from Macdonald College of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

In 1977, he joined the group led by Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal, working as a pianist, flutist, composer, arranger and producer. Since leaving Hermeto's group in 1992 and relocating to the United States, Santos Neto has released several recordings and toured internationally as the leader of his own ensemble, and also in collaboration with musicians such as Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, and Mike Marshall.

Santos Neto teaches at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts and is a frequent teacher at Jazz Camp West.

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Sep 18, 1954
Rio de Janeiro
Also known as
  • Santos Neto Quinteto
  • Brazil
  • McGill University

on July 23, 2013


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