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Ciclo dedicado a revelar alguns dos melhores novos solistas do jazz português.


A formação académica em jazz, no ensino superior português, iniciou-se há 17 anos por iniciativa dos directores desta orquestra, Pedro Guedes e Carlos Azevedo. Hoje temos um corpo de instrumentistas nacionais com sólida formação e actividade consistente, músicos que quiseram trazer algo de seu para o jazz, que se entregaram à fusão de estilos e fizeram florescer identidades artísticas pessoais. Os novos selos discográficos mostram-se incrivelmente dinâmicos, permitindo que o grande público tome facilmente contacto com a obra de uma nova geração de músicos. Porque não, então, trazer para o raro contexto de uma big band alguns dos mais dignos representantes desta geração?



Novos Talentos do Jazz

Tomás Marques - Saxofone (2020)

Lluc Casares - Saxofone e Clarinete (2019)

João Pedro Coelho - Piano (2019)

José Soares - Saxofone (2018)

Eduardo Cardinho - Vibrafone (2018)

João Barradas - Acordeão (2017)

Gonçalo Moreira - Piano (2017)

Mané Fernandes - Guitarra (2016)

João Mortágua - Saxofone (2016)

Ricardo Toscano - Saxofone (2015)

Rita Maria - Voz (2015)

Sofia Ribeiro - Voz (2014)

Events

2020


November


20

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Novos Talentos do Jazz
Tomás Marques - saxofone


O ciclo da OJM dedicado aos Novos Talentos do Jazz convida o saxofonista faz uma primeira incursão no jazz espanhol com o saxofonista Tomás Marques.


Revelação da nova geração do jazz português, o saxofonista Tomás Marques é o próximo convidado da Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos no ciclo Novos Talentos do Jazz que se realiza dia 20 de Novembro, no Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery. Natural de Estarreja, criou o seu próprio quarteto enquanto estudava na Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, uma viagem entre o jazz tradicional e o jazz moderno de forma singular. Membro da Big Band Estarrejazz, já tocou com grandes nomes do jazz português e internacional. Vencedor do Prémio Jovens Músicos 2019, na categoria jazz combo, Tomás Marques, de 20 anos, integra o projecto “Entre Paredes” de Bernardo Moreira e vai apresentar-se como solista ao lado da Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos. Ao vivo, com direcção do compositor, maestro e pianista Carlos Azevedo, vão interpretar temas de Kurt Rosenwinkel, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Carlos Azevedo, Carlos Bica e Florien Ross, mas também dois originais do saxofonista com arranjos de Andreia Santos e Paulo Perfeito. Recorde-se que o Ciclo Novos Talentos do Jazz se realiza desde 2014, duas vezes por ano, com o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos. Esta é a 12ª edição deste ciclo que, desde 2019, apresenta também os novos talentos do Jazz de Espanha.


Repertório
Alguém Olhará Por Ti (Carlos Bica)

Ramblin (Florien Ross)

Do Pé Prá Mão (Carlos Azevedo)

Path Of The Heart (Kurt Rosenwinkel)

Certeza (João Paulo Esteves da Silva)

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Maria João)

O outro Lado da Peça (Tomás Marques)

Portal (Tomás Marques)

Direção musical: Carlos Azevedo

Convidado: Tomás Marques (saxofone)

Madeiras: José Luís Rego, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, Hugo Ciriaco, Rui Teixeira

Trompetes: Luís Macedo, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro

Trombones: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: José Carlos Barbosa (contrabaixo), João Cunha (bateria), José Diogo Martins (piano)

2019


November


2

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Convidado: Lluc Casares (saxofone)

Direção: Pedro Guedes
Madeiras: José Luís Rego, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira
Trompetes: Luís Macedo, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro
Trombones: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Álvaro Pinto, Gonçalo Dias
Secção Rítmica: Miguel Moreira (guitarra), José Carlos Barbosa (contrabaixo), Carlos Azevedo (piano), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)
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2019


March


1

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Convidados: João Pedro Coelho (piano)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Música: Fred Hersch , Jerome Richardson, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, João Pedro Coelho

Arranjos: Carlos Azevedo, Javier Pereiro, João Guimarães, Mike Holober, Pedro Guedes, Thad Jones

Madeiras: João Guimarães, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Luís Macedo, Pedro Jerónimo, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: João Pedro Coelho (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2018


November


2

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Convidados: José Soares (saxofone)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Música: Carlos Azevedo, Edu Lobo | Chico Buarque, José Soares, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Pedro Guedes

Arranjos: Carlos Azevedo, João Guimarães, Pedro Guedes, Telmo Marques

Madeiras: João Pedro Brandão, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Luís Macedo, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro, Pedro Jerónimo

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Carlos Azevedo (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2018


March


16

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Convidados: Eduardo Cardinho (vibrafone)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Música: Eduardo Cardinho , Kurt Rosenwinkel, Maria Schneider, Pedro Guedes

Madeiras: José Luís Rego, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Álvaro Pinto, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: João Salcedo (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), João Cunha (bateria)

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2017


November


3

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

The fantastic accordion player is the special guest of another OJM concert devoted to young soloists.

Praised by major international jazz figures like Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker and Lenny White – that awarded him the victory of the Made in New York Competition 2016 –, João Barradas is the next guest of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos’s cycle devoted to Jazz New Talents. The young accordion player is interested in the exploration of all the instrument’s possibilities and has created a great impact in the jazz universe as well as in that of classical music. In the latter field he has won more than 30 competitions and has become an established musician in the international circuit. He has recorded a first CD with only 19 years-old – Surrealistc Discussion, with Sérgio Carolino – and works regularly with contemporary composers.

But in the jazz world, which is what brings him to this project with OJM, João Barradas’s impact is not lesser. He has been appointed as a top figure of the accordion by top names of the North-American jazz such as Nicholas Payton and Walter Smith III, and participates in the most important national and international festivals. In 2017, Inner Circle/Nischo released the record Directions, in which the musician leads a group formed by João Paulo Esteves da Silva, André Fernandes, Bruno Pedroso and André Rosinha, highly praised by the critics (“a lot of ideas, versatility, energy, high intensity. Barradas has just arrived to the premier league and has already won the title” – Nuno Catarino, Bodyspace). In this record that can be found two original themes that will also be presented in this concert, with new arrangements written by two OJM musicians: Letter to Mother’s Immersion (arrangement by João Pedro Brandão) and Varazdin’s Landscape (arrangement by José Pedro Coelho).

The rest of this concert’s programme has its origin in the extensive OJM’s repertoire, resulting from a decade and a half of collaborations with the most creative composers and arrangers of our time. It is a selection of defiant compositions that will be the vehicle for the imaginative improvisations of João Barradas. It will include the music Certeza, by João Paulo Esteves da Silva, a theme from the middle 1990s that has already become a Portuguese jazz standard. From the prolific collaboration of OJM with Kurt Rosenwinkel comes the theme Our Secret World, associated with a phase when the American guitar player experimented hip-hop influences in the construction of original harmonic nets. Besides these two themes with arrangements by Carlos Azevedo, the programme also includes the Brazilian influences in the work of a crucial composer within the big band universe, Maria Schneider – with Choro Dançado. The dance theme continues on a composition by the drum player John Hollenbeck, and the programme is completed with a visit to Jimmy Hendrix’s rock, in an arrangement by Jim McNeely of what is, in fact, the most jazzy composition from the guitar icon: Up From the Skies.


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Letter to Mother’s Immersion - João Barradas - arr. João Pedro Brandão

Varazdin’s Landscape - João Barradas - arr. José Pedro Coelho

Choro Dançado - Maria Schneider

Our Secret World - Kurt Rosenwinkel - arr. Carlos Azevedo

Certeza - João Paulo Esteves da Silva - arr. Carlos Azevedo

Joys & Desires #2 - John Hollenbeck

After a Dance or Two - John Hollenbeck

We Sit Down for a Pint - John Hollenbeck

Up From the Skies - Jimmy Hendrix - arr. Jim McNeelly

Convidados: João Barradas (acordeão)

Direção Musical: Pedro Guedes

Música: Jimmy Hendrix, João Barradas, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Maria Schneider

Arranjos: Carlos Azevedo, Jim McNeely, João Pedro Brandão, José Pedro Coelho

Madeiras: João Guimarães, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Luís Macedo, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Álvaro Pinto, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Eurico Costa (guitarra), Carlos Azevedo (piano), José Carlos Barbosa (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2017


March


30

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Pianist from Coimbra is the guest soloist of the sixth concert of the cycle dedicated to jazz new talents.

We have heard the voices, the saxophones and a guitar. Now, the special guest of another OJM concert dedicated to the new gerations of national jazz will sit at the piano and share the stage with the experienced big band. Graduated by the Superior School of Music and Performance Arts of Porto, where he studied with Pedro Guedes and Abe Rábade, he concluded the Jazz course with a recital entirely composed by originals, obtaining the 20 highest mark. He has a MA in Performance by the University of Aveiro and, beyond the academic world, he has been playing in his own name with his quintet and also with projects such as Michael Lorent & The Groove Merchants and the Septet of Nuno Ferreira. He has participated in João Mortágua’s records – Janela, Mané Fernandes – BounceLab and Alexandre Coelho Quartet. He has signed the original score of the theatre play A Lenda da Princesa Peralta, and he won, in 2011, the second prize in the Combo Jazz category of the Young Musicians Award.

The program chosen for this concert includes an original theme by Gonçalo Moreira – Poema à Mãe –, two original themes by Carlos Azevedo that go back to a first stage of the big band’s existence – Does It Matter and Pipiwipi – and a composition by João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Bela Senão Sem, that we already could hear in an homonymous record that OJM and the piano player recorded together in 2013. The alignment is completed with themes chosen from the immense repertoire that OJM has been interpreting throughout the years, by unquestionable and multi-awarded figures of the North-American contemporary jazz. It is the case of Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a theme as iconic as Zhivago, that left a mark on the jazz of the 90s; or of Maria Schneider, master of the big band colours, with a theme born out of a hang-gliding journey in Rio de Janeiro; or two themes by Jim McNeely, pianist and composer of the historic Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (We Will Not Be Silenced and Extra Credit); to the influential pianist Fred Hersh, with two themes that made part of a very recent partnership with OJM: The Orb and Arcata.

Convidados: Gonçalo Moreira (piano)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Música: Carlos Azevedo, Fred Hersch , Gonçalo Moreira, Jim McNeely, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Maria Schneider

Madeiras: João Pedro Brandão, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Javier Pereiro, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Álvaro Pinto, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Gonçalo Moreira (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2016


November


16

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

The cycle dedicated to Jazz New Talents is now on its third edition inviting this time the guitar player from Porto Mané Fernandes.

First the voice, then the saxophone, and at the third edition of the project, Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos choses the guitar and invites one of its most talented representatives to perform with the big band as a soloist. The invited guitar player is Mané Fernandes, 26 years old musician that has been having a very active participation in the present jazz scene. Born in Porto, he studied guitar with Peixe (Ornatos Violeta, Pluto and Zelig) and later took his degree at the Superior School of Music and Performance Arts of Porto, where he studied with Nuno Ferreira and Virxilio da Silva, concluding the final recital with the top evaluation of 20. He received a honourable mention in the 2010 edition of the São Luiz Jazz Fest, as part of the winning combo in the superior schools competition. He was part of the collective SV, award-winning at the 15th edition of the Young Musicians Prize in the combo jazz category.

Mané Fernandes’s first album under his own name came out in November 2014 – BounceLab. He is preparing to launch his first trio album (with Manuel Brito on the bass and Iago Fernández on the drum) and a free improvisation quintet (with João Barradas on the accordion, João Moreira on the trumpet, Demian Cabaud on the bass and Marcos Cavaleiro on the drum). He is very active in the Portuguese musical scene and has played with its BounceLab at Casa da Música within the festival Spring ON!, in 2014.

The programme chosen for this concert includes the original theme by Mané Fernandes – Le Tunka – and an arrangement by himself for na emblematic theme by Wayne Shorter – Yes or No. Scores by Portuguese authors stand out with two original themes by the OJM directors which go back to the first stage of the big band’s existence – Sargaço by Pedro Guedes and Why Not by Carlos Azevedo – and a defiant composition by João Paulo Esteves da Silva titled Certeza, from the middle 1990s (with arrangement by Carlos Azevedo). The alignment is complete with theme chosen from the immense repertoire that OJM has been interpreting throughout the years: Three and One by Thad Jones, a milestone name of the modern writing for jazz orchestra; Tremor by the german pianist Florian Ross; and Use of Light by the guitar player Kurt Rosenwinkel (arrangement by P. Guedes).

Convidados: Mané Fernandes (guitarra)

Direção Musical: Tomás Marques

Música: Carlos Azevedo, Florian Ross, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mané Fernandes, Pedro Guedes, Thad Jones, Wayne Shorter

Arranjos: Carlos Azevedo, Mané Fernandes, Pedro Guedes

Madeiras: João Pedro Brandão, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Javier Pereiro, Rogério Ribeiro, Eduardo Santos

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Mané Fernandes (guitarra), Carlos Azevedo (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2016


February


20

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos continues its investment in new talents with the soloist João Mortágua.

The cycle OJM dedicates to young soloists who have conquered a relevant position within the national jazz context comes to its forth concert. On the 20th February at 9:30 pm, at the Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery, the night is dressed by the warm sounds of a saxophone player that has been praised by the critique, especially since the launching of his first album under his own name – Janela [Window] (Carimbo Porta-Jazz, 2014). Born in Estarreja and having initially studied piano and saxophone in the Aveiro Music Conservatory, he later turned to jazz in which he graduated at ESMAE – School of Music and Performing Arts. There, he quickly marked himself out by taking part of the Septet award-winning at the São Luiz Jazz Fest 2007. The years that followed, we can easily find him in various jazz clubs and festivals, or in the records of musicians such as Miguel Moreira, Nuno Ferreira, Mané Fernandes, pLoo de Paulo Costa, Filipe Teixeira, Alexandre Coelho, Marcel Proust or Fanfarra Káustica.

The programme of the concert will bring some absolute novelties to the orchestra’s repertoire, with obvious highlight on both themes from Mortágua’s record that will have new arrangements for big band – revealing another OJM bet, this time on the new arrangers. The themes are Girândola [Girandole] and Voo [Flight], and the arrangers are AP Neves and Zé Pedro Coelho. Afterwards we will be offered a parade of some of the most famous names in the writing for this format. Thus, an arrangement by Gil Evanson for a theme by Charlie Parker brings to memory the historical album New Bottle Old Wine, from 1958, that had Cannonball Aderly as main soloist. The unstoppable energy of “GG Train” takes us to Mingus Ah Um time, not a less historical album by Charles Mingus. Then Mortágua and OJM sail through themes by a set of great composers known for their crucial role in the construction of the modern sonority of the jazz orchestras – from Bob Brookmeyer to Maria Schneider, to John Hollenbeck. All this without forgetting, naturally, the music of OJM’s directors, Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo.

Convidados: João Mortágua (saxofone)

Direção Musical: Pedro Guedes

Música: Bob Brookmeyer, Carlos Azevedo, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus , João Mortágua, John Hollenbeck, Maria Schneider, Pedro Guedes

Arranjos: António Pedro Neves, Gil Evans , José Pedro Coelho

Madeiras: João Guimarães, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Javier Pereiro, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Santos Silva

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Álvaro Pinto, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Carlos Azevedo (piano), Diogo Dinis (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2015


October


17

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

OJM invests once again on the new Portuguese jazz generation inviting one of the great recent saxophone revelations for a unique concert at the Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery, in Matosinhos.

After the first two concerts devoted to voice, the new OJM cycle with young establishing soloists within the national jazz continues with saxophone on October 17th. The first guest, Ricardo Toscano, won the Young Musicians Prize 2011 with a quartet with André Santos, João Hasselberg and João Pereira in the first edition that this competition included the jazz category. With only 22 years old completed last September, he has already collaborated with artists such as Carlos do Carmo, Camané, Rui Veloso and António Zambujo, and was chosen by Mário Laginha for a cycle of concerts programmed by the prestigious pianist for Casa da Música. This year he was part of the Lisbon Jazz Sextet reedition side by side with Mário Laginha, Tomás Pimentel, Edgar Caramelo, Pedro Barreiros e Mário Barreiros. More than a promise, Ricardo Toscano is already a firm voice of the national jazz, wanted by his peers as well as by the veterans.

In this concert in Matosinhos, Toscano and OJM run through some of the crucial moments of the North-American music for big band, passing through huge composers such as Billy Strayhorn (with a theme written for the famous Duke Ellington orchestra), Bob Brookmeyer and Maria Schneider – three generations of inevitable composers for this format. Attesting Toscano’s predilection for the approach to his greater references, more than to hasten attempts in the field of original composition, stands out the interpretation of two excellent arrangements by Gil Evans from the historical album New Bottle Old Wine, from 1958, that had Cannonball Aderley has soloist.

The other half of the concert has as starting point OJM’s already long repertoire. Sargaço and Does it Matter are compositions by Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo, respectively, who also author the other three arrangements in the programme, originally created for projects of the orchestra with the guitar player Kurt Rosenwinkel and the singer Maria João.

This OJM project continues in 2016 with another guest saxophone player, João Mortágua.

Convidados: Ricardo Toscano (saxofone alto)

Direção Musical: Pedro Guedes

Música: Billy Strayhorn, Bob Brookmeyer, Carlos Azevedo, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael , Jelly Roll Morton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Maria Schneider, Pedro Guedes

Arranjos: Carlos Azevedo, Gil Evans , Pedro Guedes

Transcrição: David Berger, Niclas Rydh

Madeiras: José Luís Rego, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, Diego Alvarez, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Ricardo Formoso, Rogério Ribeiro, Javier Pereiro

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Álvaro Pinto, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Gonçalo Moreira (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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2015


February


6

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Rita Maria is one of the guests of a new project of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, focused on revealing some of the best soloists of the Portuguese jazz. The concert of the young singer accompanied by OJM at Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery, in Matosinhos, is part of the cycle dedicated to the voice.

Rita Maria is experienced in the most diverse musical genres, from fado to rock, to fusion and world music, and although she commits herself strongly to each and everyone of them, it is to jazz that she owes her main education. The Lisbon singer moved to Porto to study at ESMAE (which had the first jazz academic graduation in the country, created by OJM’s directors, Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo) and launched her first album Míope e o Arco-íris, in 2013.

In this concert, Rita Maria interprets classics from the Brazilian and Latin-american music, a sign that her strong connection to Equator, where she spent an important part of her adult life, is manifested in her influences.

Encontros e Despedidas by Milton Nascimento and Fernando Brant; and Soledad by Jorge Dexler, two themes arranged by Pedro Guedes, that the Brazilian Maria Rita sang with OJM a few years ago, are re-interpreted by Rita Maria in this show, where the singer also recalls a marking moment of her trajectory, the music Poema à Mãe, by Gonçalo Moreira and Eugénio de Andrade (here arranged by João Pedro Brandão), that she sang for the first time in her graduation recital at ESMAE.

Proof of Rita Maria’s quest for new challenges, the soloist will interpret the theme in Crioulo, Lua by Princezito with arrangement by Pedro Guedes, an emblematic Cape Verde song and part of the repertoire that Mayra Andrade presented in a past collaboration with OJM; and the nostalgic Alfonsina y El Mar by Ariel Ramírez and Félix Luna, a classic that pays homage to the Argentinian poet Alfonsina Storni (here arranged by Javier Pereiro).

One of the original themes selected by Rita Maria is Abdicação, based on Fernando Pessoa’s poem and part of her first album, that was originally composed for the Festival Jazz in Situ 2011, in Equator. For this concert with OJM the arrangements were made by António Pedro Neves.

Rita Maria also presents modern jazz reference pieces like Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, signed by Charles Mingus and Joni Mitchell and arranged by Pedro Guedes; and themes that reflect the best of what is being done in Portuguese music, such as Onde Mora o Mundo, a collaboration between Afonso Pais and JP Simões, with arrangements by Rui Teixeira; Certeza by João Paulo Esteves da Silva arranged Carlos Azevedo; and a reference to the national pop rock with Dançar na Corda Bamba by Clã, arranged by José Pedro Coelho.

Rita Maria reveals herself as one of the new generation singers that brings her own identity to the national jazz. In the next concerts of this OJM project – that started with a concert of Sofia Ribeiro, in November 2014 – we will assist to the performance of more soloists and instrument players of excellence accompanied by the big band.

Convidados: Rita Maria (voz)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Arranjos: António Pedro Neves, Carlos Azevedo, Javier Pereiro, João Pedro Brandão, José Pedro Coelho, Pedro Guedes, Rui Teixeira

Madeiras: José Luís Rego, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Javier Pereiro, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Santos Silva

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: Eurico Costa (guitarra), Pedro Guedes (piano), Demian Cabaud (contrabaixo), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

2014


November


7

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Teatro Municipal Constantino Nery, Matosinhos

Sofia Ribeiro launches the new project of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos which aims to give visibility to the Portuguese new generation of jazz. Sofia is the first guest of a cycle dedicated to the voice that presents some of the best soloists of the country at the Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery.

With a steady trajectory in jazz, Sofia Ribeiro is acknowledged for her strong and emotional performances and for a contained and intimate style that surpasses the boundaries between music genres. Widely applauded by the critics, she graduated in ESMAE – Superior School of Music, Arts and Performance of Porto and frequented international schools in Boston, Brussels, Paris and Barcelona. In 2005 she recorded her first album under her own name, Dança da Solidão, in collaboration with the composer Marc Demuth.

It is a unique opportunity to listen to Sofia Ribeiro accompanied by a wider instrument formation, OJM, which allows a new perspective and more complex arrangements of the soloist’s themes. In this concert Sofia re-interprets themes that the big band had already interpreted with the singer Maria João: Maria Beatriz (by Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque), and the standards Skylark and Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most.

The same applies to themes by the Brazilian Maria Rita and the Cape-Verdean Mayra Andrade. In Maria Rita’s case, Sofia interprets the themes Agora só Falta Você (by Rita Lee) and Casa Pré-Fabricada (by Marcelo Camelo). In Mayra Andrade’s case the chosen theme is Stória, Stória, from the singer’s album with the same title. Telmo Marques did the arrangements of the theme Beatriz; Carlos Azevedo did the arrangements of the theme Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; all the other arrangements were done by Pedro Guedes.

In this concert in Matosinhos Sofia also presents some picks from her forth album, Ar (2012), with the Brazilian music as main reference: Mercedes (by Djavan), here with arrangement by Gileno Santana; A Medida da Paixão (by Lenine and Dudu Falcão), arranged by Andreia Santos.

Ar is another Sofia Ribeiro’s success. Produced in collaboration with the Colombian pianist Juan Andrés Ospina, this album was awarded the Revelation prize from the prestigious French magazine Jazzman. It thus makes sense to include in this concert with OJM some of Sofia’s original themes recorded in this album, marked by the simplicity of the lyrics or by a contagious rhythm: Os Teus Olhos, based on a poem by Florbela Espanca (arrangement by Paulo Perfeito), Bola de Chumbo (arrangement by Tomás Marques) and Adversidade (arranged y Telmo Marques)

Convidados: Sofia Ribeiro (voz)

Direção Musical: Carlos Azevedo

Música: Letra Djavan, Edu Lobo | Chico Buarque, Hoagy Carmichael | Johnny Mercer, Juan Andrés Ospina | Sofia Ribeiro, Lenine | Dudu Falcão, Mayra Andrade, Marcelo Camelo, Rita Lee, Sofia Ribeiro | Florbela Espanca, Tommy Wolf | Fran Landesman

Arranjos: Andreia Santos, Carlos Azevedo, Gileno Santana, Paulo Perfeito, Pedro Guedes, Telmo Marques, Tomás Marques

Madeiras: João Pedro Brandão, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trompete: Gileno Santana, Javier Pereiro, Rogério Ribeiro, Sérgio Pacheco

Trombone: Daniel Dias, Paulo Perfeito, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias

Secção Rítmica: José Carlos Barbosa (contrabaixo), Carlos Azevedo (piano), Marcos Cavaleiro (bateria)

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