Portuguese singer and visual artist living between Lisbon (PT) and Copenhagen (DK).

He allies his multiple artistic fields by singing and performing in various musical projects, while also taking photography and graphic design projects, and often makes them all converge into multidisciplinary artforms.

~ Visual Arts

João's passion for fine arts began in high school where he explored fields like Photography and graphic design, mastering techniques from the creative process to printing and finishing. He went on to earn a degree in Graphic Design from the Fine Arts School in Porto (Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto, 2005 — 2010), where he developed a love for editorial design and typography.

With his degree in Graphic Design, João decided to move to Lisbon to merge his passions for design and music. Throughout his career he has been creating visual art, specializing in album cover art and music label identity.
In addition to his design work, João also expresses himself through Photography, showcasing both his analog and digital works online.

~ Music

With a desire to advance his musical abilities, João relocates to Lisbon in 2011 and promptly enrols in a program to study Jazz singing at the Hot Club de Portugal’s School (Escola de Jazz Luíz Villas-Boas, 2011 — 2013) first, and gets his Music Degree right after (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa - IPL, 2013 — 2016).
After smaller collaborations with some of the most prominent names from Portuguese Jazz scene, recording and performing with Desidério Lázaro (2015), Afonso Pais & Rita Maria (2016), and Luís Figueiredo (2017), in 2019 he releases Singularlugar: Travessia in collaboration with pianist Katerina L'dokova. In the meantime he also joins Néboa for their single Lisboa 5AM, anticipating other future collaborations with the pop/triphop/jazz band from Galicia, Spain.
In 2019 he releases an EP with his duo Mocho Gris, while also working in new projects such as Guarda-Rios and Cantigas de Maio.

Adding a new component to his singing career, João participates in three major Portuguese Cinema productions: Peregrinação, by João Botelho (2017), A Herdade, by Tiago Guedes (2019), and Um Filme em Forma de Assim, by João Botelho (2022).

He finishes his Master’s Degree in 2020 at the RMC — Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Copenhagen, DK), with the focus on his own solo project — jo~ao.