David Ganc - English
Flautista, saxofonista e arranjador

Biography

David Ganc - Biografia 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), Cassia 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 Sao 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 Joao Bosco, Emilio Santiago, Tim Maia, Nelson Goncalves, Tim Rescala, Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, Olivia Byington and many others, and also in several concerts with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Brasilia’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 interpretates 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 – S. Paulo) where both musicians play saxophone and flute in a tribute to this famous duo.

Releasead in 2016, woodwind player David Ganc’s 5th album: Nocturne - David Ganc interprets chamber music by Nivaldo Ornelas (2016) pays tribute to Ornelas by presenting an unknown side of the legendary Brazilian tenor sax player and composer: his classical music.