Band/Artist: Dan Costa Location: Born in London, UK Styles: Jazz / world Similar to/RIYL : Tom Jobim, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Maurice Ravel CD: Suite Três Rios Release date: 17th July by Symphonic Distribution (Label: Dan Costa Productions). Accolades: Rotary Club Award 2015 - Music (Porto-Foz) Members/Instruments: Piano Production: Dan Costa Tracklisting: 1- Alba (ft. Jaques Morelenbaum) 2- Chorinho 3- Samba 4- Bossa Nova (ft. Leila Pinheiro) 5- Baião (ft. Marcos Suzano) 6- Maracatu 7- Modinha (ft. Teco Cardoso) 8- Aria Piano, Compositions, Arrangements, Production - Dan Costa Guitar, Executive Co-production - Ricardo Silveira Alto & Tenor Sax - Marcelo Martins Trombone - Vittor Santos Double Bass - Alberto Continentino Drums, Pandeiro - Rafael Barata Featured artists: Jaques Morelenbaum (cello), Leila Pinheiro (voice), Teco Cardoso (baritone sax), Marcos Suzano (percussion) Recorded by Ricardo Dias & pre-mixed by Matheus Dias in RJ, Brazil, 2016 Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Oslo, Norway Mastered by John Greenham in Los Angeles, USA Websites: www.dancosta.net facebook.com/dancostamusic Music video links: https://vimeo.com/171785763 Artist contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Press contact: james@
independentmusicpromotions.com Bio: Dan Costa presents an original jazz / world music project which reflects the convergence of various cultural influences. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in January 2016, "Suite Três Rios" ("Three Rivers Suite") recaptures the essence of Brazilian rhythms, coupled with shades of jazz and Classical music. It includes the participation of renowned performers such as cellist Jaques Morelenbaum, sax player Teco Cardoso and singer Leila Pinheiro. Born in 1989 in London (UK) to Portuguese and Italian parents, Dan Costa studied classical piano for six years at the Académie de Musique Rainier III in Monaco, and underwent further classical training at the Académie Internationale d'Été de Nice in France as well as at the Aurora Music Star Festival in Sweden. He was awarded a diploma with merit in modern music performance at Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the UK. His strong interest in his Latin roots coupled with his passion for jazz led him to study at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo in Portugal, where he graduated with an award for outstanding achievement, bestowed upon him by Rotary Club Porto-Foz in 2015. During his course, he was also awarded a merit grant to study Brazilian music at UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil). He has attended workshops coached by musicians such as Kevin Hays, Scott Colley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jorge Rossy, Chick Corea and César Camargo Mariano. He has co-directed musicals, performed with orchestras and big bands, and starred as both a pianist and composer in projects that have taken him to several countries including France, Finland, Germany, Spain and the USA. He has performed for festivals such as NEU/NOW, Encontrarte, HARMOS, Festa do Jazz do São Luís, Guimarães Jazz and Spring On!