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Geovane Santos

Geovane Santos, an Afro Brazilian from the city of Belo Horizonte currently living in New Orleans, is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, researcher, videographer, and educator. Awarded the 2017 Louis Armstrong Foundation Jazz Composer Award through ASCAP in association with the University of New Orleans (UNO), Santos’ creative work and scholarship explore the intersectionalities of race, transculturation, culture appropriation, and processes of narrative building in music. 

Founder of the #NewOrleansBrasilDay and considered by OffBeat Magazine New Orleans’ "best Brazilian jazz guitarist", Santos holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from UNO and is now a third year PhD student in the Latin American Studies program at Tulane University where he is a community engaged scholar through a fellowship with the Mellon Foundation and a New Orleans Center for the Gulf South & Monroe Fellow developing a multimedia project based on memory, heritage, equity, and cultural relevance.

Awards

  • Fellowship - Monroe Foundation New Orleans Center of the Gulf South, 2021 - 2022
  • Fellowship - Mellon Foundation Community Engaged Scholar Grant, Tulane University class 2020/2022
  • Coca-Cola Endowed Jazz Studies Award, University of New Orleans, 2018
  • ASCAP Louis Armstrong Foundation Jazz Composer Award 2017

 

Gear

Guitars

  • Godin Multiac Grand Concert 7 SA
  • Custom Shop Adriano Guerra 7-string Archtop Guitar

Amps

  • AER Compact 60/3 60W Acoustic Combo
  • Quilter Aviator Gold 1X8 Combo Amp

 


Tags

"...[New Orleans’] best Brazilian jazz guitarist..." Offbeat Magazine June, 2019

 

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

New Orleans

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Moacir Santos
composer / conductor
Grant Green
guitar
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Baden Powell
guitar, acoustic
Milton Nascimento
guitar and vocals
Lionel Loueke
guitar, acoustic

Concerts

Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Ciranda

G7b5 Music
2022

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Purple House

Independent
2021

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JOBIM

Independent
2019

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Videos

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