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December, 14, 2016
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM


Meeting Room W192


Jovino Santos Neto

Jovino Santos Neto

Ginga: The Brazilian Way to Groove

Clinic Synopsis:

In Brazil, the subtlest way to play any groove is often known as “ginga”. The word refers to the way in which a dancer moves, to the way a beautiful person walks, and to the way that music incites inner and outer motion in the listeners. The purpose of this clinic is to provide rhythmic information about Brazilian grooves in a practical and concise way, leading to the individual and collective development of “ginga” in the performance of Brazilian-based music.

Jovino Santos Neto - Biographical Information

Jovino Santos Neto worked as a pianist, flutist and producer with the legendary Hermeto Pascoal in his native Brazil for 15 years. Since moving to Seattle in 1993, he has released several recordings as a composer, leader of his Quinteto and also in collaboration with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Gretchen Parlato, Paquito d’Rivera and many others. A worldwide performer and lecturer, he has received many commissions and awards for his work. Jovino’s music blends contemporary harmonies with a rich variety of Brazilian rhythmic languages. Jovino has received three nominations for a Latin Grammy (2004, 2006 and 2009). He’s a Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. His latest CD is a solo recording, out on Adventure Music. Jovino’s web site is at and his Facebook page is at