This clinic will cover, through the analysis of rhythm elements, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba Jazz fundamentals, supported by some of its predecessor rhythms: Afro Brazilian Cabula and Samba Batucada. In this way, the clinic will provide musical devices to improve Brazilian genres in Jazz performance.
Juan Megna is a percussionist from Argentina who has lived for 12 years in Brazil. He studied at UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil (UG), University of Cincinnati (M.M) and he is currently a Doctoral student at George Mason University, VA, U.S.
Juan has performed in Brazil, France, and the U.S with Bruno Mangueira, Rubinho Antunes, Vinicius Dorin, Romain Lecuyer, Phil deGreg, Rusty Burge, Wade Beach, Mike Cemprola, among many others.
Juan is also the director of the Latin American Ensemble at George Mason University. This group got, in 2019, the DownBeat magazine award “Outstanding Performance” category "Latin group - Graduate College".