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— Fine Arts

João starts his artistic studies at the high school, by studying fields like Photography, and all the graphic processes starting from the creative part, to printing techniques (offset) and graphic finishing.
He studies Graphic Design at the Fine Arts School in Porto (Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto, 2005 — 2010), where he develops his love for editorial design and typography.

As he finishes his degree, the decision to move to Lisbon comes as a way of combining Graphic Design with Music, and he starts collaborating with Hot Club de Portugal, being responsible for the communication of both the Jazz Club itself and its Music School. From then he has been reconciling both fields, having musicians as his main clients.

He also expresses himself through Photography, sharing both his analog and digital visions online.

— Music

Never satisfied with his many amateur musical experiences throughout the years, João moves to Lisbon in 2011 and immediately starts studying 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).
While still studying he starts collaborating 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). Also, he gets invited to teach at the Hot Club’s School, where he still teaches.

He has been performing and recording with a couple of different projects of his own, namely Singularlugar and Mocho Gris.

He had many experiences singing in vocal ensembles, from improvised to chamber choir music, namely as a tenor at Ímpeto Ensemble since 2014. In 2017 he assumed the conduction of the newborn, Lisbon based, feminist and LGBT choir Alarido.

As a singer he also took part in two Portuguese Cinema productions: Peregrinação, by João Botelho (2017) and A Herdade, by Tiago Guedes (2019).

Currently based in Copenhagen, he is taking a Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the RMC — Rhythmic Music Conservatory.

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