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Award-nominated Brazilian jazz artist Adriano Santos to perform at Palio Bar in New York
(Published: January 24, 2011)

(New York, NY) - Written by Robert Sutton. Astrud Gilberto. Gal Costa. Slide Hampton. Leo Gandelman. The Boston Pops. Those names are engraved in jazz's hall of fame, and composer/drummer Adriano Santos has performed with them all. Now Santos is taking that accumulated experience like a badge of honor to the Palio Bar in New York City on January 28th. Santos and his Brazilian jazz trio - including pianist Hélio Alves and bassist David Ambrosio - will be performing an evening of electrifying Latin rhythms.

If Santos' latest album, In Session, is any indication, the concert will be charged with a tireless, infectious energy. In Session displays Santos' mastery of the drums, from the breathtaking, whirlwind stomp that concludes "Sabor Carioca" to the tropical beats of "From the Lonely Afternoons" to the untamed wildness of "Pro Zeca." The rhythms arrive fast and furious yet are remarkably precise and hypnotically melodic. Drums are to Santos as guitars were to Jimi Hendrix; they are an extension of him. There isn't a single dull moment on In Session. Even when "De Ton Pra Tom" opens slowly with soulful horns and tasteful piano, Santos' galloping drums march into view, lighting up the air.

Santos' impressive work on In Session has already received high recognition from his peers, acquiring three nominations at the Latin Jazz Corner Awards in 2010 for Next Generation Artist; Best Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year; and Drum Kit Player of the Year.

Santos was born in Sao Paul, Brazil in 1966. He began studying drums at the age of 12 at Zimbo Trio Music School in his hometown and relocated to Boston, MA in 1988, earning a B.A. in Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music. Adriano is endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks, Remo drum heads, Odery Drums and Istanbul Agop Cymbals.

For additional information about the show, visit www.pianoduenyc.net/palio....

More Information: http://www.adrianosantos.com

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