Sunday, July 31, 2016

UK: Dan Costa "Suite Tres Rios"

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

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

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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!