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Nuno Costa

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Born in 1980, the portuguese guitarist Nuno Costa started playing at the age of 15. In 1998, began his classical music studies at Academia de Amadores de Música. An year later, went to the Hot Clube de Portugal jazz school and in 2002 received an achievement scholarship. He then moved to Boston with a new scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and in 2005 graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Film Scoring.

His first album “(...) - Reticências entre parênteses” was released in 2009 for the portuguese indie label Tone of Pitch. The record had a good reception by the critics, with positive reviews and was featured both in the national and international press. In 2012 released his second album “All Must Go” for the same label. “Packed with solid and imaginative writing, played by a group of amazing improvisers, All Must Go is a dazzling musical experience that should not be missed by anyone interested in modern jazz.” With a strong connection to film scoring, Nuno Costa frequently works with directors, writing music for their projects. In association with pianist Óscar Graça has a “Silent Movie&Live Music” project that has been playing in several film festivals in Portugal.

He is currently teaching at the Hot Clube de Portugal jazz school and in the jazz major degree at the Universidade Lusíada in Lisbon.


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