Ivan Santos is an inventive guitar player who gives each song he plays a particular touch - he never uses the same idea twice. This is what gives the foundation to his style along with the percussive yet calm nature of his down-to-earth voice. In a live concert his very creative band plays the repertoire from the CD's, and in addition other of Santos' compositions as well as cover versions of traditional Brazilian music. Entertainment and innovation are the main ingredients of his concerts.
Baião and Coco, rhythms of North East Brazil, are almost always part of the concert, but there is so much more to discover. Funk, R&B and oriental grooves are blended naturally and almost as a matter of course with Brazilian rhythms.
His trio is Ivan Santos (Rio de Janeiro) on Vocals & Guitar, Angela Frontera (Sao Paulo) on Percussion & Drum-Set & Marc Inti (Bolivia/ Germany) on Bass
Giants of Jazz celebrates the best of international and Indian musicians and their love for jazz. The festival brings together live performances from incredible artists in celebration of music that is democratic, inclusive, powerfully emotional, and that speaks to people of all races and nationalities. This festival by The Piano Man recognizes both group and individualistic expressions of Jazz. Each day is a unique experience in itself. The line-up explores the century of tradition of jazz and traces its evolution through the ages and its effects on a variety of genres of music.
The fifth edition of Giants of Jazz 2019 promises a roster of artists that will leave you gripping the edge of your seats.