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Ivan Renta

Born: October 22, 1980    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Ivan Renta

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. ...
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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.
Chembo Corniel- "Afro Blue Monk" Afro-latin Jazz Orchestra- "40 Acres and a Burro" * Tomas Martin Lopez- "On the Beat Path" Pedro Bermudez- "No Limits" Chembo Corniel- "Things I wanted to do" * Arturo Ofarrill- "Risa Negra" Afro-latin Jazz Orchestra- "Song for Chico" ** Luis Bonilla- "Twilight" Eddie Palmieri- "Listen Here" ** Luisito Quintero- "Percussion Madness" Willie Colon- "El Malo Vol 2" Luis Bonilla- "I talking now" Eddie Palmieri- "Ritmo Caliente" Chembo Corniel- "Fot the rest of my life" Richie Flores- "Richie Flores" Mayra Casales- "Woman on fire" Papo Vazquez- "Carnaval in San Juan" Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri- "Masterpiece" ** Eddie Palmier- "La Perfecta 2" ALJO- "Una Noche Inolvidable" Bebo Valdez- "Chico y Rita" Pequeno Johnny- "Pasos Gigantes" Mike Arroyo- "Transition" Domingo Quinones- "Conquistador de Corazones" Eddie Montalvo- "Desde NY A PR" Grammy Nominated* Grammy Winner **

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Ivan Renta is a Yamaha Performing Artist. Ivan Renta uses a Yamaha Custom Z Unlacquered Tenor Sax, a Yamaha 475 Soprano Sax and a Yamaha 385 Flute.

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