Musicians

Pedro Guedes Music Direction

piano, composition, musical direction

Coming from a strong musical tradition family, Pedro Guedes studied piano with a private teacher between 5 and 9 year old. In the mid-80s he entered the newly created Porto Jazz School, where he studied with Mário Laginha. During this period, he played the piano regularly in bars and other stages and was part of the first group of Porto Jazz Orchestra. He attended Porto’s Music Conservatory with Vitali Dotsenko.

The inexistence of jazz education offer in Portugal lead to him to move to New York in 1992, having been admitted to New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he completed his studies in 1994. During this period he studied with some of the most renowned jazz musicians (Richie Beirach, Fred Hersh, Brad Mehldau, Jim Hall and Joe Chambers, among others).

Back to Portugal, he created the Pedro Guedes Quintet, for which he composed original music and that took him to festivals and clubs from Portugal, Spain and France. In 1995 he became Musical Director of Walt Disney in Portugal and in 1997 he founded and directed Héritage Big Band, orchestra that performed compositions and original arrangements of standards and that later would give origin to Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.

In 1997 he went back to the USA, entering the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he attended the post-graduated course in Scoring for Motion Picture and Television as fellowship of Luso-American Cultural Commission (Fulbright Commission) and Luso-American Development Foundation. He concluded the post-graduate studies the next year with the International Student Award and the Harry Warren Composition Prize. Between 1998 and 2001 he was programme director of Porto Jazz Festival. He was also coordinator and programme director of the jazz area of Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture.

In 1999 he founded Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, of which he is currently Artistic Director, Music Director (with Carlos Azevedo), composer, arranger and pianist.

After having taught at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and at the Theatre Department of ESMAE, he was one of the founders of the first jazz degree in Portugal, also at ESMAE. Since then he is a professor in exclusivity of this course which he coordinated between 2002 and 2006.



Carlos Azevedo Music Direction

piano, composition, musical direction

Born in Vila Real in 1964, Carlos Azevedo studied piano in his childhood and entered Porto Music Conservatory in 1982, attending the degrees of Piano and Composition. He was the first student enrolled in Porto Superior School of Music (current ESMAE), in 1986, and there he completed the Composition degree. He moved on to a Master’s degree in Composition at the Sheffield University (1996), under the supervision of George Nicholson.

The interest for jazz emerges along the years at the Conservatory, ending up at the opening of the Porto Jazz School as a piano professor, in the mid-80s. In 2001, he created the first Jazz Degree in Portugal, at ESMAE. He shares with Pedro Guedes, since 1999, the Musical Direction of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.

The suite Lenda [Legend] for dectet was presented at the Jazz Festivals of Porto (1999), Nantes (2000) and Guimarães (2001), and gave origin to the first album under his own name. The larger part of his compositions and arrangements in the jazz field has been written for Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, but he is also commissioned by other groups (European Youth Jazz Orchestra, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and David Linx). In 2003 he was shortlisted at the Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest, winning the first prize the following year.

Of his more recent works, stand out 5 Movimentos sobre o Mar [5 Movements on the Sea] for string and piano quartet, Verazin for string quartet, and Crossfade for symphony orchestra, jazz orchestra and soloist. In 2012 he premiered the opera Mumadona with libretto by Carlos Tê.

Analysis Professor at ESMAE, school where he was Vice-President between 2002 and 2011, Carlos Azevedo still codirects OJM, for which he writes original compositions and arrangements and where he frequently performs as piano player.



José Luís Rego Woodwinds

sopranino, soprano and alto saxophones, clarinet, flute

José Luís Rego studied at the Porto Music Conservatory, at Porto Jazz School and at Taller Musics de Barcelona, where he had the opportunity to attend several international seminars and where he worked with musicians such as Donald Harrison, Seamus Blake, Bennie Wallace among others. He is part of Quintet “Ar de Jazz”, of the Orchestra of the Porto Jazz School, of Pedro Abrunhosa’s “Máquina do Som”, of Orchestra “Tangencial” of Barcelona, and of several rock, jazz and blues groups.

He plays with Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos since its foundation. Currently, alongside his activity as a musician, he lectures saxophone at the ESMAE jazz degree.



João Guimarães Woodwinds

soprano and alto saxophones, clarinet, flute

João Guimarães is a musician natural from Porto and born in 1984. He studied jazz and saxophone with Mário Santos and Pedro Sousa Silva. In 2006, he finished his Jazz studies in ESMAE - School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts in Porto, where he studied with Mário Santos, José Luis Rego, Carlos Azevedo, Pedro Guedes, Nuno Ferreira and Afonso Pais. In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursuit his master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music (2011), in New York, where he studied with Steve Wilson and George Garzone, David Liebman, Phil Markowitz and Nils Vigeland.

He plays with the Jazz Orchestra of Matosinhos (OJM) since 2008, and has participated in different projects, including collaborations with pianist Paula Sousa, bassist Demian Cabaud and guitarist Nuno Costa. He was part of a duo with drummer João Filipe Pais, and of a trio called Hitchpop. 

He also played with Gustavo Costa, Susana Silva Santos, Hot Club Big Band, Mário Santos, Travis Reuter, Allan Mednard, Ohad Talmor, Leon Boykins, Sebastien Ammann, David Virelles, Simon Jermyn, Jakob Sacks, and has an octet created under the partnership established in 2013 between the Guimarães Jazz and the music publisher Tone of a Pich, resulting the album “Zero” acclaimed by the critics as one of the albums of the year. The octet has played in the 2014 Porta Jazz Festival and in the S. Luiz Jazz Festival 2015, in Lisbon. 

João Guimarães is preparing to release a new album with his musical companions of New York: Travis Reuter on guitar, Leon Boykins on bass and Allan Mednard on drums.





João Pedro Brandão Woodwinds

soprano and alto saxophone, flute

João Pedro Brandão was born in 1977. He began his musical studies at the School of Music Óscar da Silva, where he studied transverse flute with Luís Carrapa between 1992 and 1997. In 1999, he had his first contact with jazz in a combo of the pianist Paulo Gomes. In 2002, he started the study of saxophone with Mário Santos. He completed the degree in Jazz (saxophone) from ESMAE - School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts in 2007. Between January and July 2007, he studied at Lemmensinstitut (Belgium) with Frank Vaganné and Dré Palemaerts. In May 2012, he finalized the Masters in Jazz from ESMAE, where he studied composition with Carlos Azevedo and Paulo Perfeito.

In 2006, with the Jazz Sextet of ESMAE, he participated in the 4th Jazz Festival in São Luiz, where he was awarded the prize for Best Soloist and Best Combo. In 2012, the album "Aljamia" was released with music composed and arranged by him to CORETO, a group of 11 musicians that he leads, and he is currently preparing the third album. Of note are other jazz projects: the AP Quintet, with which he recorded "6e5" edited by TOAP, and the Lúcia Martinez Quartet, with which he recorded “Soños e Delírios” edited by Karonte. In 2010, he founded the Associação Porta-Jazz, which aims to promote jazz and its musicians in the city of Porto.

João Pedro Brandão teaches saxophone (Jazz variant) at Porto Conservatory of Music. At the School of Music Valentim de Carvalho, in addition to teaching Saxophone, Transverse Flute, Combo and directing the big band of the students, he coordinates the Jazz degree.



Mário Santos Woodwinds

soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, flute

Mário Santos was born in Porto, in 1965. In 1986, he started his musical studies at the Jazz School of Porto with Mário Barreiros, Pedro Barreiros, Isabel Dantas, Pedro Abrunhosa and José Menezes. Later on, at the same school, he taught Saxophone classes. 

He participated in seminars and workshops with Richie Buckley, Andrzej Olejniczak, Rosario Giuliani, Bill McHenry, Bob Sands, Greg Osby, Lee Konitz and Chris Cheek. He also collaborated in the formation of various jazz groups. He joined the group Clã and was a co-founder of Os Amigos da Salsa, where he stayed for five years.

He played in numerous national festivals and also in Nantes, Macau and Angola. He performed with Zlatko Kaucic, Joe Chambers, Martin France, Aldo Caviglia, Nelson Cedrez, Alexandre Frazão, Pedro Barreiros, Yuri Daniel, Bernardo Moreira, Pedro Gonçalves, Carlos Barretto, Pedro Abrunhosa, Mário Delgado, Pedro Madaleno, Ricardo Fabini, Aires Ramos, Nuno Ferreira, Vasco Agostinho, Paulo Pinto, Anthony Kerr, Diego Ebbeler, Carlo Morena, Pedro Sarmiento, Bob Sands, François Theberge, Toon Roos, Ramón Cardo, José Meneses, José Luís Rego, Pedro Moreira, João Courinha, Gerard Presencer, João Moreira, Thomas Walton, Eduardo Santos and k.a.f, among others.

Mário recorded with Raul Marques and Os Amigos da Salsa, Pedro Abrunhosa, Clã, Vozes da Rádio, Ornatos Violeta, Carlos Azevedo Ensemble and Jacinta. 

He taught at the Hot Club de Portugal School, at the Oficina de Música de Aveiro and at the Instituto Orff do Porto, and currently at ESMAE, where he completed a degree in Jazz and attended the first year of the Master in Artistic Interpretation in the Jazz area. 

He leads the projects Os Rapazes do Jazz, quartet m.s., Mário Santos trio, Quintet Mário Santos “bloco de notas” and the Quartet Henry Lowther/Mário Santos, and is a member of the trio of Manuel Beleza, the Sextet Mingus and more of Laurent Filipe, Carlos Azevedo Ensemble, Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos, Big Band of the Hot Club de Portugal, Orquestra Anual do Guimarães Jazz, Sextet Mário Barreiros and Pedro Guedes Quintet. 






José Pedro Coelho Woodwinds

soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute

José Pedro Coelho is a saxophonist and composer, who was born in 1984 and lives in Porto. He holds a degree in Jazz Performance by ESMAE, and studied with Carlos Azevedo, Paulo Maciel, Nuno Ferreira, Michael Laurent, among others.

He participated in the 1st National Youth Big Band directed by Pedro Moreira. He received the distinction of best new soloist in the 2nd Jazz Festival at Teatro S. Luiz, in Lisbon.

Since 2003, he is a member of the Orquestra Jazz of Matosinhos. 

Among the musicians (or projects) with whom he has been recording his work are Mário Barreiros, André Fernandes, Demian Cabaud, Diogo Vida, Iago Fernández, Susana Santos Silva, Baba Mongol, Low Budget Research Kitchen (Frank Zappa music), Coreto, Gonçalo Marques or Júlio Resende. Currently, he has nearly twenty recording participations.

He leads his own quintet, with which he recorded "Clepsydra" in 2012, and works regularly with one of his more recent groups, the Ensemble Super Moderne, which released an album in 2014 with the same name. 

He is a founding member of the Associação Porta Jazz composed of jazz musicians and that aims to boost the jazz scene in the city of Porto.


Rui Teixeira Woodwinds

baritone saxofone, clarinet and bass clarinet

Rui Teixeira began studying saxophone in 1987, with the clarinet player Américo Aguiar, and a year later he joined the Jazz School of Porto. He holds a Saxophone-Jazz degree by ESMAE. 

In 1995, he collaborated with the band Clã and participated in the recording of the album “Kazoo”. He also participated in the recording of the album “Cem Anos de Cinema” of the singer Maria Anadon, played with the group Raul Marques e Os Amigos da Salsa, Zé Eduardo Unit and Paulo Gomes Ensemble. With Carlos Azevedo Ensemble he recorded the album “Lenda” and with Paulo Gomes Ensemble the album “Intro”; with the ZOE group he recorded the albums “Songs from the Borderline” and “Synth-o-matic” and with the Paulo Perfeito sextet, the “Bhodi suite”. Rui performs with the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos (OJM) since its foundation. 

In 2000, he composed and performed in partnership with Marco Franco the music for the play “Conversas Secretas”, by Donald Margulies, staged by Manuel Coelho at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. In 2008, he composed the soundtrack for the play “Eva a l’orange” performed by the company Tenda de Saias. 

Currently, he is a member of the group Low Budget Research Kitchen, a project exclusively dedicated to play Frank Zappa’s music and that has toured all over the country. In addition to its activity as a musician in Portugal, he has also performed in Spain, Belgium, Italy and the United States. He played as well in Egypt in 2011, at the Cairo Jazz Festival with the Emjo-European Jazz Movement Orchestra. 

In 2011, at the 2nd Porta-Jazz Festival, in Porto occurred the first performance of his project Rui Teixeira Group, with original music by him, which was also presented at the AngraJazz Festival 2012 in the Azores. As part of the Rui Teixeira Group he edited in 2013 a whole album with his compositions, “Tu não danças”. In the same year, he recorded the second album of Baba Mongol “Eles e os Outros” and with the Coreto group, the albums “Aljamia” and “Mergulho”. He is a member of the Ensemble Super Moderne, which edited in 2014 the acclaimed album of homonym title.



Gileno Santana Trumpet

trumpet, flugelhorn

Natural from Baía, Brazil, but living in Portugal since 2006, Gileno Santana has stand out in the national music scene with a promptness and consistency that is reflected in his current position of lead trumpet of Orquestra Jazz of Matosinhos. 

He is a composer and technically refined instrumentalist, who is recognized on the European circuit and was awarded the top prize of the BeJazz14 contest in Bern, Switzerland. Gileno is also often invited to coordinate workshops and master classes in various countries from different musical cultures, such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Cape Verde, Brazil, South Korea and Japan. 

Despite his youth, he is one of the most requested musicians to big band arrangements, participating in collaborations with leading names such as Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, Pedro Abrunhosa, Expensive Soul, among others. In 2014, he released his first album in his own name, Metamorphosis, edited by the Italian Caligola Records. The album features the collaboration of prominent national musicians like the guitarist Miguel Moreira, the keyboardist Joaquim Rodrigues, the bassist José Carlos Barbosa and the drummer Mário Costa.




Javier Pereiro Trumpet

trumpet, flugelhorn

Javier Pereiro was born in 1982, in Cangas de Morrazo, in Galicia (Spain). He started studying classical music at the age of 6 and trumpet at the age of 9. He studied at the Professional Conservatory of Music Manuel Quiroga of Pontevedra, where he obtained his Diploma of Professional Music Specialised in Trumpet and studied with some of the best classic trumpet teachers in the world, such as Maurice André, Eric Aubier, Javier Viceiro, Benjamín Moreno, Luis Amosa, Fran Mora, Jose Ortí, Esteban Batallán, Dominique Brunet and Sergio Pacheco.

He began his jazz education with Abe Rábade and Paco Charlín who became his mentors and who taught him the grounds of the genre in the Jazz Permanent Seminar of Pontevedra. He obtained hi degree in Music, branch Jazz - trumpet, at ESMAE with the great masters João Moreira and Nuno Ferreira, among others.

With the ESMAE Combo, he was awarded the First Prize for the Best Combo of Portugal Superior Schools at the Lisbon jazz festival “Festa do Jazz do São Luiz 2011”, where he also was awarded an honourable mention as a soloist.

Currently he is part of the Fernando Sánchez Quintet, Ton Risco Quintet, Chus Pazos Trio, Marcos Pin Tenteto and of the big band Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.

He also leads his own groups such as GDJAZZ 4TET, that won the second prize at the Getxo International Jazz Contest 2010, and with which he produced his debut album Black May, recorded in 2009 by Free Code JazzRecords, with the contribution of Mike Moreno, Josh Ginsburg and E.J. Strickland.



Rogério Ribeiro Trumpet

trumpet, flugelhorn

Rogério Ribeiro began his education at Banda Musical de Pevidém. He attended the Music Conservatory of Caldinhas and the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory of Braga.

He concluded his Jazz degree at ESMAE in 2005, and was a pupil of the trumpet player Laurent Filipe. He attended several workshops with renowned players such as Cecil Bridgewater, Eric Poirier, Herb Robertson, Rosário Giuliani and Nick Marcioni, among others.

He is part of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and has worked with several groups such as the Dectet of Carlos Azevedo, with whom he recorded Lenda [Legend], the sextet of Paulo Perfeito, with the recording of Bodhi Suite and the Aretha Franklin Tribute, among others.


Susana Santos Silva Trumpet

trumpet, flugelhorn

Susana Santos Silva, trumpeter, improviser and composer, was born in Porto in 1979. In 2004, she received a degree in Trumpet at ESMAE - School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts in Porto, and attended the last year at the Stlaatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, in the Reinhold Friedrich class. In 2008, she completed a degree in Trumpet/Jazz also in ESMAE. In 2010, she completed a Masters in Jazz Performance at Codarts in Rotterdam, where she worked with Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendjik, Wim Both, Dick de Graaf and Kris Goessens.

Susana is a member of the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos since 1998. She is co-founder member of the association Porta-Jazz and its record label, Carimbo. She is a member of the European Movement Jazz Orchestra, with whom she has performed in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Portugal, Belgium and Croatia. 

In 2011 she released her first album, Devil’s Dress. Her current projects include the Impermanence quintet, the LAMA trio, duos with Torbjörn Zetterberg, Kaja Draksler and Jorge Queijo, a trio with Zetterberg and Hampus Lindwall and a collaboration with the Belgian trio De Beren Gieren. In addition, she leads Life and Other Transient Storms, her new project with Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Fält. She also takes part in Coreto, João Guimarães Zero and Torbjörn Zetterberg Och Den Stora Frågan.




Daniel Dias Trombone

trombone

Daniel Dias was born in 1981 in Santa Maria da Feira. He studied Trombone at ESMAE. 

He was scholarship holder member of the Youth Orchestra of Santa Maria da Feira and during two years he was part of the Banda da Praça da Alegria (RTP). He was member of the orchestra of the musicals by Filipe La Féria, taking part in the plays A Gaiola das Loucas and Annie. He has oriented several Trombone masterclasses at the Pico Island (Azores), Conservatory of Aveiro, Centro Cultural da Branca (for the Federation of Bands of the Aveiro district), Regional Conservatory of Madeira and at the Amarante Summer Classes.

He has worked as reinforcement for Orquestra Filarmónica das Beiras, Orquestra Regional do Norte, Orquestra Sinfónica da Póvoa de Varzim, Orquestra de Sonhos, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra da E.S.A.R.T. and Orquestra do Minho.

He is a member of the Portuguese Trombone Ensemble, with which he has recorded A Different Era. He is also part of the group Mr. MC and Wild Bones Gang performing with this formation several concerts, participating also in the Geneva Brass Festival (Switzerland). He is a member of the projects Funky Bones Factory, Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, Ploo and Coreto, with which he recorded the albums Aljamia and Mergulho [Dive].

Currently he teaches at the Academia de Música and at the Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho.



Álvaro Pinto Trombone

trombone

Álvaro Pinto was born in Porto, in 1975. He began his musical studies at the age of 14 at the School of Banda de Música da STCP. In 1990, he joined the Porto Conservatory of Music. He completed his degree at ESMAE - School  of Music, Arts and Performing Arts at Porto in 2003, in the Professor Jon Etterbeek class. He completed the Professionalization in Service at the University of Aveiro in 2009.

He has already worked with Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Orquestra Sinfonieta, Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra do Norte, Sinfónica das Escolas de Música (1993), Orquestra de Câmara Musicare, Orquestra de Câmara de Braga, Orquestra de Câmara de Pedroso, Orquestra do Centro (Coimbra), Orquestra Sinfónica da Póvoa do Varzim, Grupo Música Nova and Grupo de Metais do Porto.  

He participated in masterclasses with the trombonists Joseph Alessi, Benny Sluchin, Idalecio Manrique, Emidio Coutinho, Esmael Santos, Jonathan Pippen, Simon Cowen, Carlos Reinaldo Guerreiro, Ricardo Casero and in the Big Band Workshop directed by Cecil Bridgewater. He attended Wind Orchestra Direction courses with the conductors Alberto Roque and Délio Gonçalves. Currently, he attends the Direction course at the Academia Portuguesa de Banda with the conductor Paulo Martins.

From 2001 to 2006, he was the Pedagogical Director at the Conservatory of Music of Águeda. Currently, he teaches trombone classes at the Conservatories of Music of Coimbra and Jobra (Professional Course).



Paulo Perfeito Trombone

trombone

Paulo Perfeito, trombonist, composer and teacher, was born in Porto in 1974. His musical studies began in the Banda Marcial da Foz do Douro, and continued at the Conservatory of Music of Porto, and later at the Jazz School of Porto. 

After attending the Summer Jazz workshop by Jamey Aebersold in 1996, he was encouraged to continue his Jazz studies at the Berklee College of Music, where he obtained in 2001 the Bachelor of Music. In 2007, he obtained the Master of Music at the New England Conservatory and he is currently finishing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the prestigious Eastman School of Music.

Among the numerous awards he has received there are: the DownBeat Student Music Award in 2013, the Marian McPartland Scholarship, the Fulbright Scholarship, the Herb Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Jazz Composer and Arranger and the Young Creators Scholarship of the Centro Nacional de Cultura.

Paulo regularly collaborates with several institutions, including the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, Casa da Música, European Movement Jazz Orchestra, ESMAE, University of Aveiro, Music Academy of Espinho, Jobra Conservatory and Sines Arts School. He leads the Nu Jazz Orchestra, the sextet Paulo Perfeito, the Upstate Connection Unit, and he is a member of Ensemble Super Moderne, the Funky Bones Factory and the band of the singer-author Miguel Araújo.



Andreia Santos Trombone

trombone

Andreia Santos began her education at the age of eight in euphonium, at the Escola da Banda de Música da Quinta do Picado. She attended the Music Conservatory of Aveiro, and later studied at the Music Professional School of Espinho. She attended trombone masterclasses with several teachers, among whom Joseph Alessi and Hugo Assunção. In 2004, she played solo in a concert with the Young Musicians Orchestra of Inatel. Later she studied jazz trombone, having has teachers the trombone player Lars Arens, the trumpet player João Moreira and the piano player Carlos Azevedo. She attended several jazz workshops with Jayson Palmer, George Colligan, João Martins and Óscar Graça, Lars Dietrich, Samir Zarif and Marshall Gilks. 

In 2011, she was awarded the first prize in the category of superior schools combos, in the “Festival de Jazz do São Luiz”, in representation of ESMAE. She recorded an album of originals (also in 2011) and has been participating in recordings for Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and CORETO, among others.

Currently, she attends the education masters’ degree, jazz branch, at the University of Aveiro, and lectures the jazz professional course of the Conservatory of Coimbra.


Gonçalo Dias Trombone

trombone


Gonçalo Dias was born in Alcobaça and began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Tomar with Alexandre Vilela. Later on he entered the ESMAE - School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts at Porto, where he completed a degree in Bass Trombone with Jon Etterbeek and Severo Martinez. He participated in the Youth Orchestra of private music schools, as well as in internships of the Wind Orchestra of the Templários. He made several master classes with the most prestigious current trombonists, such as Joseph Alessi, David Taylor, Jörgen van Rigen, Gilles Millière, Ben van Dijk, Anne-Jelle Visser (tuba), Hugo Assunção and Ricardo Casero, among others.

He collaborates regularly with some of the most important national orchestras: Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Sinfonieta de Lisboa, Orquestra do Norte, Filarmonia das Beiras, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música and, in Spain, the Orquestra Sinfónica da Galiza. Gonçalo is a member of Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, with which he has been working with leading conductors in this type of musical formation.

He is currently a trombone professor at the Professional School of Music of Viana do Castelo and at the Costa Cabral Academy of Music in Porto.


Demian Cabaud Rhythm Section

double bass

Demian Cabaud was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated at the Instituto Tecnologico de Música Contemporánea, Buenos Aires, and at the Berklee College of Music International Network in Argentina. In 2001, he got a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in May 2003. He studied double bass with Hernan Merlo and the conductor Miguel Angel Villarroel, and is currently under the mentorship of the conductor Alejandro Erlich Oliva. He had the opportunity to study with some of the most prestigious jazz musicians in the world, such as Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Dave Santoro, John Lockwood, Whit Brown, George Garzone, Danilo Perez and Frank Carlberg.

He is currently a regular member of the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos. As a leader he released the albums “Naranja” (2008), “Ruínas” (2010) and “How about you?” (2011) edited by TOAP Records and “En Febrero” (2013) edited by Fresh Sound - Fresh Sound New Talent Records. 

Damien has already collaborated with Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Bill Mchenry, Rich Perry, Rick Margitza, Seamus Blake, Ohad Talmor, Perico Sanbeat, Jesus Santandreu, David Schnitter, Maria Schneider, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Phil Grenadier, Darren Barret, Russ Johnson, Jason Palmer, Juan Cruz Urquiza, Jason Moran, Bill Carrothers, Leo Genovese, Bernardo Sasseti, Albert Sanz, Mário Laginha, Maria Rita, Maria João, Theo Bleckman, Sheila Jordan, John Riley, Jorge Rossy, Gerald Cleavert, Francisco Mela, Dan Weiss, Ferenc Nemeth and John Hollenbeck, among many others. He collaborated with Joe Lovano in the educational DVD “Developing a personal approach” (Berklee Press).


Marcos Cavaleiro Rhythm Section

drums

Marcos Cavaleiro was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1980. He studied at the school Taller de Músics, in Barcelona, ​​and later he graduated from ESMAE in Porto. He studied and attended workshops with Michael Laurent, Acácio Salero, Alexandre Frazão, Marc Miralta, Jorge Rossy, John Riley and Dan Weiss.

He already had the opportunity to work with André Fernandes, André Matos, Afonso Pais, Ana Bacalhau, Ana Moura, Bernardo Sasseti, Bernardo Moreira, Bill Carrothers, Carlos Barreto, David Doruzka, Demian Cabaud, Ernesto Jodos, Guillermo Klein, Jeff Davis, João Moreira, Julian Arguelles, Jesus Santandreu, Jorge Rossy, Leo Genovese, Maria João and Mário Laginha, Matt Renzi, Nuno Ferreira, Nelson Cascais, Phil Grenadier, Romain Pilon and Sara Serpa.

He is a member of the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos since 2007. He currently performs with the OJM, André Fernandes BOX, Demian Cabaud Quartet, Mário Santos Bloco A4, Susana Santos Silva Quintet and Jeff Davis.

He is a drum teacher in the degree of Professional Jazz of the Jobra Conservatory and professor at the Master in Jazz from the University of Aveiro.