Praised for his musical sensibility by DownBeat Magazine and All About Jazz, Dan Costa was born in 1989 in London (UK) to a Portuguese and Italian family. He initially studied classical piano for six years at the Académie de Musique Rainier III in the south of France and underwent further classical training at the Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice as well as at the Aurora Music Star Festival in Sweden. He was awarded a diploma with merit 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 e Artes do Espectáculo in Portugal, where he graduated in jazz piano 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 is accompanied by Shashank Das on bass & Aditya Dutta on drums when he takes the stage up at The Piano Man Jazz Club.