Screen shot of a Dan Costa video - YouTube/Dan Costa Jazz
CAIRO – 5 May 2018: El Sawy Culture Wheel is hosting a musical concert for international jazz player Dan Costa for the first time in Egypt.
The concert will take place at Wisdom Hall at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.
Dan Costa is a music composer and jazz pianist. His latest music album, “Suite Três Rios”, which was recorded in Brazil, won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement at the Global Music Awards.
“Brazil reflects the convergence of various cultures; my background is also a mixture, as I born in England, my mother is Italian and my father is Portuguese,” Costa said in a video feature of the making off for his latest music piece.
Costa added that this project stems from his fondness for three musical styles that were very important to his upbringing: classical, jazz and Brazilian music.
“Suite Três Rios” reflects the album's connection with Brazil's rich natural diversity and recaptures the essence of Brazilian rhythms.
Costa studied classical piano for six years at the Académie de Musique Rainier III in the south of France and underwent further classical training at the Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice as well as at the Aurora Music Star Festival in Sweden, according to the El Sawy Culture Wheel website.
The website added that Costa has performed as a pianist and composer with orchestras and projects in countries such as the U.K., France, Finland, Germany, Spain, Greece and the USA.