According to a note, the event is held in partnership between Camões – Centro Cultural Português, Hot Clube Portugal, the Luís Villas-Boas Jazz School and Jerónimo Belo's JJJ Jazz.
The first concert will take place on Friday, at the Pepetela Auditorium, of Camões – Centro Cultural Português, and on Saturday, at the Hotel Talatona "HCTA", both at 6 pm, with free admission, subject to space capacity and without reservation, at the first day, while on the second day access is subject to reservation days in advance or on site.
The initiative aims to promote the exchange of experiences among the participants, as well as the deepening of techniques and knowledge around the jazz musical genre.
"Bruno Santos and Gonçalo Marques have been working on a repertoire of the great classics of the North American songbook, using varied instrumentation, guitars, basses, drums, trumpet, piano, flute, violin and voice", indicates the note.
Professor Bruno Santos, emphasizes the note, began his musical studies at the age of 17, still residing in Madeira, at the Funchal Conservatory, with Humberto Fournier, having two years later attended the Faro Conservatory and classes with the bassist Zé Eduardo.
In January 2021, the "Contraconto" section premiered in 'podcast' format, on radio Antena 2, and in December of that year, the show format, together with Eva Barros and Catarina Sobral.
Bruno Santos has played with Chris Cheek, Donald Harrison, Herb Geller, Julien Arguelles, Demian Cabaud, Paulinho Braga, Jesse Davis, Peter Bernstein, Omer Avital, Benny Golson, John Ellis, Seamus Blake, Guillermo Klein, Miguel Zénon and Jerry Gonzalez.
As for Gonçalo Marques, he started by studying trumpet at the Hot Clube de Portugal school with João Moreira and in 2001 he was chosen to represent the school at the international meeting of jazz schools organized by the IASJ at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, having been awarded a scholarship to this university.
In Boston he had the opportunity to study with a number of good musicians/educators and especially John McNeill of the New England Conservatory. He played with musicians such as Demian Cabaud, Bruno Pedroso, André Sousa Machado, André Fernandes, Bernardo Moreira, Jeff Williams, Bill McHenry, Jacob Sacks, Guillermo Klein, André Matos, Masa Kamaguchi, Bruno Santos, John O'Ghallager, Marcos Cavaleiro, among others. many others.
Currently, he is director and professor at Escola do Hot Clube and professor at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He has also been very involved in teaching jazz to youngsters.
"With this initiative, Camões – CCP and its partners intend to make a contribution to the development of this musical genre in Angola, with the intention of continuing next year, with an even wider second edition", underlines the note.
Hot Clube de Portugal is the oldest jazz club in Portugal and Europe and has been operating since 1948. In 1977, the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School was opened by one of its founders, bassist Zé Eduardo.