David Ganc

David Ganc started out in the seventies with cult band A Barca do Sol, which recorded three albums, the first one produced by Egberto Gismonti. After the band’s dissolution in 1980, David went to the United States, graduating at Berklee College of Music in 1984 / Professional Music and also earned its diploma of Classical Flute at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Upon return to Brazil, became a much sought-after studio musician, contributing in high visibility projects such as Caetano Veloso’s "Livro" (Grammy Award ‘2.000) and a "A Foreign Sound" (2003), Djavan’s Songbook (95), Gal Costa (Sings Chico and Caetano - Mina D'Água - 1994), Beto Guedes ("Dias de Paz" - 1998), Alceu Valença (1997), Paulo Moura (1988), Luiz Melodia (1991), Nivaldo Ornelas (1990), Olivia Byington (1978 and 1980), Moraes Moreira (1994), Simone (1995), Alcione (1996/97/99), Cássia Eller (99), Chico Buarque’s Songbook (99) Elba Ramalho ("Solar" -1999), among many others, surpassing the mark of more than 150 CDs/LPs.

His work is featured in the CD "Contemporary Instrumental Music from Brazil", with Nando Carneiro (Windham Hill, 1993), in "Contemporary Brazilian Woodwind Players", a selection of Brazil’s best woodwind players, released by Visom Digital (1994) and also in the CD "Os Bambas Da Flauta" ("Flute Masters") Kuarup Records (2003) which gathers recordings of the best brazilian flute players in activity.

By special appointment of the Festival’s organizing committee, featured in Stevie Wonder's orchestra at Free Jazz Festival 10th edition, in Rio and São Paulo (’95), also at Free Jazz ‘99 with the Vittor Santos’s Orchestra and Free Jazz 2001 with The Temptations. David played in the Mellon Jazz Festival 2001 at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild - Pittsburgh, USA, the Concert Tones of Nature, a Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, also featuring compositions by Flavio Chamis, with Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson and others. Performed with singer Elba Ramalho for six years, with countless recording sessions and concerts in Brazil, the US, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Mexico, Uruguay and Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival ‘99).

Featured in concerts and TV presentations with João Bosco, Emílio Santiago, Tim Maia, Nelson Gonçalves, Tim Rescala, Zé Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, Olivia Byington and many others, and also in several concerts with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Brasília’s Symphony Orchestra.

David launched his first solo album “Brazilian Ballads” in 1996, by Brazilian label Leblon Records and French label Buda Records, with worldwide distribution. The musician interprets Brazilian standarts with original arrangements for strings and woodwinds.

On "Caldo de Cana", Kuarup Records (2000) David Ganc’s second solo CD, the versatile woodwind instrumentalist rededicates himself to his flute, with a repertoire flavored by a sophisticated Brazilian accent. The disc features David’s own compositions alongside pieces by artists like Geraldo Vandré, Tom Jobim, Nivaldo Ornelas, and Nando Carneiro. All embellished by highly original arrangements and the special participation of a super-team of Brazilian instrumentalists. A disc that goes down smooth and sweet.

His third CD "David Ganc & Quarteto de Cordas Guerra Peixe interpret Tom Jobim", a nominee for the TIM Prize 2005 as Best Instrumental group, released by Kuarup Records (2004) is a tribute to this great Brazilian composer, where David wrote original arrangements for string quartet and flute/sax, blending the classical style with the Brazilian accent, featuring a little-explored facet of the great maestro: the Jobim of chamber music.

David Ganc’s fourth project is a choro CD together with Mário Sève, released in 2005, called “Pixinguinha + Benedito” (Núcleo Contemporâneo – São Paulo) where both musicians play saxophone and flute in a tribute to this famous duo.
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LPVO-019 David Ganc - Topazio album art Nando Carneiro / David Ganc / Mingo (2) Nando Carneiro / David Ganc / Mingo (2) - Topazio(LP) Visom LPVO-019 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
LB 053-96 David Ganc - Baladas Brasileiras album art David Ganc Baladas Brasileiras(CD, Album) Leblon Records LB 053-96 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
KCD 132 David Ganc - Caldo-De-Cana album art David Ganc Caldo-De-Cana(CD, Album) Kuarup Discos KCD 132 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
KCD 188 David Ganc - David Ganc & Quarteto Guerra-Peixe Interpretam Tom Jobim album art David Ganc & Quarteto Guerra Peixe* David Ganc & Quarteto Guerra Peixe* - David Ganc & Quarteto Guerra-Peixe Interpretam Tom Jobim(CD, Album) Kuarup Discos KCD 188 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version

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