Jakstoni Dias – Improvised, Experimental, Free

Silent King, better known as Jakstoni Dias, is a finger picking Brazilian jazz fusionist. He plays fast guitar, bass and percussion with speed and precise improvisational style. The way to explain his music is improvised, experimental, free, avant garde jazz music.

The Brazilian culture that Jakstoni grew up in is largely influenced by music of the African slaves. They brought Capoeira, Cadomble ache, Frevo, Fulia, Samba and much more. All of this music have strong percussion beats. Growing up in Brazil Jakstoni sang and played percussion instruments in church. He taught himself how to play guitar and bass which made it easier for him to play 12 string guitars and basses of all kinds, fretted and fretless. His brother A.W. Dias showed him his first chords.

There were many Brazilian musicians that influenced and inspired him to play jazz music. Among them are Fernando Azevedo, Villa Lobos, Paulinho Nogueira, Almir Chediak, Tom Jobim, Caetane Veloso, Egberto Gismonte, Gilberto Gil, Djavan Dino 7 Cordas, Rafael Rabelo, Baden Powell, Joao Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, Toquinho Vinicios De Moraes, Chico Buarque, Wagner Tiso, Vinicios Cantuaria, Moraes Moreria, Pichuinguinha and many more.

Jakstoni has many influences in the USA as well, including Miles Davis, Diana Krall, George Benson, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia, Stanly Clarke, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gilespie, Wynton Marsalis, John McNeil, Charlie Parker, Django Reinhandt, Marcos Miller, Elton John, Gary Bratz, Todd Coolman, Jack DeJohnette, Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Micheal Jackson, Sting, Bob Marley, Jimi Cliff, Frank Sinatra, Anita Baker, Wes Montgomery, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, Bradford Marsalis, Bill Evans, Joe Lovano, J.J.Johnson, Artie Shaw, Ray Charlies, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Seal, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Paul Bley, Danilo Perez, Kenny Burrel, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Astor Piazzolla, Russel Malone and many more. 

Jakstoni plays a variety of musical styles that can range from classic finger picking to rock. He also plays pop, R&B, classic rock, blues, jazz, latin, samba, bossa nova, tango, bolero, baiao frevo, MPB (brazilian popular music) and more.

On these recordings you will experience a very unique and advanced form of fusion which Silent King plays his roots combined with fast improvisation and world wide musical influences.

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