David Ganc

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One of the best flutists/saxophonists in Brazil, David Ganc has recorded over 80 albums of both vocal and instrumental music, having performed and recorded for artists like Stevie Wonder, Luís Melodia,…
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One of the best flutists/saxophonists in Brazil, David Ganc has recorded over 80 albums of both vocal and instrumental music, having performed and recorded for artists like Stevie Wonder, Luís Melodia, Elba Ramalho, Victor Mendonza, Olívia Byington, Gal Costa, Moraes Moreira, Simone, Alcione, Caetano Veloso, Emílio Santiago, João Bosco, Nelson Gonçalves, Tim Maia, and other artists. An ex-member of the extinct but influential A Barca do Sol, he toured Europe with his Quarteto Samambaia in 1984. He also accompanied Luís Melodia in his tour through Europe in 1987 and Elba Ramalho through Mexico and the U.S. He was included in the collection Contemporary Instrumental Music From Brazil (Windham Hill Records, 1993), in duo with Nando Carneiro. Ganc was a sideman for Stevie Wonder in his four performances in 1995 at the Tenth Free Jazz Festival. As a saxophonist, he has performed with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and the Orquestra Sinfônica de Brasília. He also was included in the compilation Sopro Contemporâneo Brasileiro (Visom Digital, 1994), a selection of some of the best wind instrumentalists in Brazil. He has performed and recorded for theater musicals (Pixinguinha by Amir Haddad, Noel Rosa by Tim Rescala, and O Corsário do Rei by Augusto Boal/Chico Buarque, among others), cinema soundtracks (O Homem da Capa Preta by David Tygel and Dança dos Bonecos by Nivaldo Ornelas), TV, and dance shows. He launched his first solo CD, Baladas Brasileiras, in 1996 through Leblon Records. The same album was released in Europe by the French company Buda Musique, who distributes it worldwide.