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Big Band Júnior


Jardim da Amnistia Internacional

This event has already happened
15 Sep - 2017


Jardim da Amnistia Internacional

This event has already happened
15 Sep - 2017


Support for the creation of the Big Band Junior: Live Ear Cultural Association; CCB; Hot Club Portugal

with Rita Maria

Big Band Júnior is a jazz orchestra-school consisting of around 20 musicians aged between 12 and 17. It was founded in 2010, based on an original idea belonging to Alexandra Ávila Trindade and João Godinho and took form through a partnership between the Centro Cultural de Belém and Hot Clube de Portugal. BBJ aims to develop a taste for jazz amongst younger people, providing training to their students as musicians in a jazz orchestra and giving them the opportunity to gain some experience of what a professional musician’s life is actually like. Playing alongside renowned musicians is undoubtedly one of the most enriching experiences for these youngsters. On this occasion, Big Band Júnior has the enormous privilege of sharing the stage with singer Rita Maria, in a set largely consisting of compositions by Portuguese musicians. This concert will also include several high-energy, instrumental pieces such as “Birdland” by Joe Zawinul and Bernardo Sassetti’s “Mali m’Bule Baaba”.

Claus Nymark - director

Rita Maria - vocals (special guest)

Hugo Xavier - trumpet

Brnardo Tinoco, Ricardo Neto, Clara Sprung, Manuel Fernandes, Sofia Sena - saxophones

Frederico Araújo, Miguel Morais - clarinet

Inês Miranda - oboe

Duarte Carvalho, Ricardo Almeida - guitar

José Manuel Cavaco, Inês Ferreira - piano

Laura Carvalho - viola

Manuel Castro - violin

João Lobo - double bass

Tomás Almeida, Afonso Alves - drums

Mariana Caldeira Pinto – vocals