Born in 1982, in Leiria, soon dedicated his time to studying music, with only 7 years old.
From 2004 to 2008 he studied at Hot Clube de Portugal’s Jazz School, where he had lessons with
Jorge Reis and Pedro Moreira and started to distinguish himself as a jazz musician.
In 2008 he enrolled at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he continued to work with Jorge
Reis e Pedro Moreira, having completed the Jazz Bachelor Degree in saxophone performance.
César is a member of the dixieland group Desbundixie, with whom he recorded “Kick’n Blow” (in
2007) e “Up 2 Nine” (in 2009), this last one with Maria João in vocals and Filipe Melo at the piano as
He is the mentor and artistic director of Orquestra Jazz de Leiria, a big band which gathers Leiria’s
jazz community and has given a set of concerts with Portuguese artists as special guests, such as
Vânia Fernandes, David Fonseca, Maria João, Herman José, Luísa Sobral, Áurea, Tiago Bettencourt,
Pedro Abrunhosa, Ana Bacalhau, Camané, Sara Tavares, António Zambujo, Jorge Palma and Simone
In 2010, César recorded his first debut CD, “Half Step”, with the musicians Bruno Santos, Filipe
Melo, Demian Cabaud and Bruno Pedroso, his quintet at that time