|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Contemporary, Jazz, World|
Brazilian-born Jovino Santos Neto worked as a pianist, flutist and producer with the legendary Hermeto Pascoal from 1977 to 1992. Since moving to Seattle in 1993 he has released several recordings as a bandleader and also in collaboration with musicians such as Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, and Mike Marshall. He received an IAJE/ASCAP Jazz Commission in 2001 and a Chamber Music America New Works jazz composition award in 2003. Jovino’s music blends contemporary harmonies with traditional Brazilian grooves. Jovino received three nominations for a Latin Grammy, the latest in 2009 for the Piano Duo “Live at Caramoor”, with Weber Iago.