Latin Jazz at Volunteer Park


2022-08-04 Hardly Raining

The six-week Volunteer Park Summer Series at the Amphitheater continued with an evening of Latin jazz. This second jazz event of the series featured two Grammy®-nominated artists.

Raul Midón, with Volunteer Park audience behind
Raul Midón, with the audience in Volunteer Park behind (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

New Mexican singer–songwriter Raul Midón (guitar, “mouth trumpet,” percussion) performed a solo set in English and Spanish. Midón experiences blindness, which he sang about in his funky tune, “Bad Ass & Blind.” He tours through August in support of his 2020 album, The Mirror.

Jovino Santos Neto on piano (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Jovino Santos Neto plays piano (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Composer and pianist Jovino Santos Neto (piano) opened the evening, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Hans Teuber (saxophone, clarinet, flute). Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Santos Neto has lived in Seattle for nearly three decades. His trio—including Jeff Busch (drums) and Tim Carey (bass)—performs at the Seattle Jazz Fellowship on Wednesday, August 10.

Hans Teuber and Jovino Santos Neto
Jovino Santos Neto and Hans Teuber onstage (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

This year’s Volunteer Park series includes two more free outdoor concerts: A dance showcase on August 11, and a performance featuring women songwriters on August 18.

People sit in chairs and on blankets in the grass in Volunteer Park, with the amphitheater behind.


Raul Midón’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (2018)
Jovino Santos Neto’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (2019)

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