Born: October 22, 1980 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
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 recordings and performances with artists such as Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Ron Carter, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Heath, Ray Barreto, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Bebo Valdez, to name a few. Mr. Renta has collaborated on three Grammy Award winning and numerous Grammy nominated recordings. ...
Awards:Has been on 3 Grammy winning recordings and 5 Grammy Nominated recordings. Was on soundtrack for "Chico & Rita", a musical animated film, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Film.
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