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Cassio Vianna

Cassio Vianna

cassio.vianna@plu.edu

Brazilian Rhythms

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Cassio Vianna - Biographical Information

Cassio Vianna is a jazz pianist, educator, and an award-winning composer. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vianna’s work reflects his broad range of musical and cultural influences. His compositional styles range from popular music and Brazilian jazz to classical chamber pieces and works for jazz big band. His jazz big band charts are published by UNC Jazz Press.Over the past fifteen years, Vianna has been featured as a lecturer, adjudicator, and performer at festivals and conferences in the U.S., South America, and China; his compositions for jazz ensemble have received national recognition, including awards from the National Band Association, Jazz Education Network, and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC). Cassio Vianna holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Brazilian Popular Music from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, a Master of Music degree in Contemporary Music from Western Oregon University, and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.Cassio Vianna is the Director of Jazz Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. His album Infância (Cassio Vianna Jazz Orchestra, Teal Creek Music, 2017), features his original compositions for jazz orchestra, including the three-movement Brazilian suite Infância. 

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