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Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos

Created in 1999 with the support of Matosinhos Town Hall, Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos (OJM) has gradually gained its place among the most dynamic orchestras in the jazz panorama. Directed by Carlos Azevedo and Pedro Guedes, the orchestra has sought to create its own repertoire as well as organize specific projects with regard to which it has invited soloists and maestros of international renown.

Musical Direction: Carlos Azevedo Pedro Guedes

Saxophones: José Luis Rego, João Guimarães, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira

Trumpets: Nick Marchione, Erick Poirier, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Santos Silva, José Silva

Trombones: Michäel Joussein, Álvaro Pinto, Daniel Dias, Gonçalo Dias

Rhythm Section: Demian Cabaud, Marcos Cavaleiro

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Orquestra Jazz De Matosinhos: Jazz Composers Forum

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In 1937 Duke Ellington's recipe for big band jazz was: “It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing." Count Basie later added a caveat defining swing as something “you can really pat your foot by." Times sure have changed. Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos commissioned pieces by eight modern composers of big band music--four each from either side of the Atlantic--for their latest album and swing only rarely entered into the equation. Although something ...

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