Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in Coamo, Puerto Rico, Ivan Renta has become one of the premiere saxophonists in the Jazz, Latin Jazz and Latin Music Industry. His ability to adapt to any musical situation has landed him on stage at many of the world‟s most prestigious venues and music festivals. His credentials include performances and recordings with artist such as Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Ron Carter, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Heath, Ray Baretto, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Bebo Valdez, to name a few. Mr Renta has also performed with such diverse musical acts as Al Jarreau, Tom Odell, Stevie Van Sandt and Hall & Oates. Mr. Renta has collaborated on three Grammy Award winning recordings. Mr. Renta is also an active Music Educator and Clinician.
Ivan Renta began playing Alto Sax at the age of 13 in his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico studying under local band director, Luis "Wito" Santiago. Soon after, Wanting to learn Jazz Improvisation he began privatelessons with Jose "Cheguito" Encarnacion who introduced him to Jazz Harmony and Improvisation. "When I first heard Miles Davis with John Coltrane's "58 Sessions" at Cheguito's house, I knew that this was what I wanted to do." Renta recalls.
Ivan Renta's new recording "Take Off a Musical Odyssey" is now available at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com.
Ivan Renta performs every Sunday at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC with The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra directed by Arturo O'Farrill.
The Ivan Renta Quintet is available to perform at festivals, concerts, clubs and corporate & private parties. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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