Skyness: Dan Costa Live in California
Dan Costa will be making his first ever appearance in Santa Cruz at Kuumbwa Jazz Center; an opportunity to encounter the pianist’s strong interest in his Latin roots coupled with his passion for jazz.
In January 2016, he recorded his debut album Suite Três Rios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with musicians Jaques Morelenbaum’, Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata, Marcos Suzano and Leila Pinheiro. It peaked at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and Top 10 across all genres in Portugal, prior to hitting the #1 slot on the CMJ Top Adds Chart in the USA and being top 10 for several weeks on Roots Music Report. One of the best albums of the year for Down Beat Magazine, it achieved rave reviews from countries such as the USA, Russia, Canada and Brazil.
In May 2018 he recorded his new album Skyness at Arte&Suono Studio Recording in Italy, featuring Roberto Menescal, Jorge Helder Rodrigues, Teco Cardoso, Custodio Castelo, Romero Lubambo, Nelson Faria and Seamus Blake, released officially at Blue Note Rio in November. The album takes the listener on a journey inspired by the sky and its unifying strength, embracing styles such as European classical music, American Jazz, Brazilian music, Portuguese Fado and Spanish Flamenco. It also pays homage to the idyllic Cycladic islands in Greece where the album was conceived.
The track “Compelling” was featured by Jazziz Magazine on their Summer 2019 Album. Dan has recently presented his project in countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Brazil, India, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Lebanon and Armenia.
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