Musical Career

2014

Nuno Ferreira Septet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar, composition, arrangements), Chris Kase (trumpet and flugelhorn), João Mortágua (alto sax), Abe Rábade (piano), Luís Cunha (trombone), João Hasselberg (bass) and Joel Silva (drums)
Recording of the album “Set” (Sintoma records)
Concerts at the Hot Club of Portugal, Porta-Jazz association and at the Portuguese Jazz Festival of the S. Luiz Theatre.

2013

Nuno Ferreira Trio
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar), João Hasselberg (bass) and Joel Silva (drums)
Concert at Setúbal Jazz Festival

Iberian Jazz All-Stars
with Zé Eduardo (bass), Perico Sambeat (alto sax), Chris Kase (trumpet), Lars Arens and Toni Belenguer (trombone), Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Abe Rábade (piano) and Bruno Pedroso (drums)
Concert at Macao International Music Festival (China)
Recording of the album “The Real Macao” (to be released in 2014)

2012-2014

Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos
with João Paulo Esteves da Silva
Recording and release of the album “Bela senão sem” (TOAP-2013)
Concerts at Guimarães Jazz Festival, Culturgest, and at some of the landmark Portuguese monuments – Batalha Monastery, Alcobaça Monastery and Convent of Christ in Tomar.

2011-2012

Nuno Ferreira Quartet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar and composition), João Mortágua (alto sax) / José Pedro Coelho (tenor sax), Manuel Brito (bass) and José Marrucho (drums)
Concerts at Olhão Jazz Festival and F.E.U.P. concert hall

2011

Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos with Maria João
Concert at the Portuguese Jazz Festival at the S. Luiz Theatre (Lisbon)

Canjazz Unity Band
with Logan Richardson (alto sax), Paco Charlin (bass), Nuno Ferreira (guitar) and Matt Vorzimer (drums)
Concert at CangasJazz Festival (Spain)
Recording of the album “Canjazz Unity Band” (Freecode Records)

2010-11

Nuno Ferreira/Jeffrey Davis Quintet
with Jeff Davis (vibraphone and composition), Nuno Ferreira (guitar and composition), José Pedro Coelho (tenor sax), Demian Cabaud (bass) and Marcos Cavaleiro (drums)
Concerts at PortaJazz Festival – Galerias Paris (Oporto), Armazém do Chá (Oporto), S. Luiz Theatre (Lisbon)

Paula Sousa/Rita Martins/Nuno Ferreira
Paula Sousa (piano), Rita Martins (vocals) e Nuno Ferreira (acoustic guitar)
Concert at Bacalhoeiro Cultural Association (Lisbon), released in a CD (Bacalhoeiro editions)

Unsung Cats
with Ivan Silvestre (alto sax), Nuno Ferreira (guitar), João Custódio (bass) and Joel Silva (drums)
Concert at Valado dos Frades Jazz Festival

2009

Nuno Ferreira/ Paco Charlin/Max Gomez
Nuno Ferreira (guitara), Paco Charlin (bass) and Max Gomez (drums)
Concert at Nigran Jazz Festival  (Spain)

Jeff Davis Quartet
with Jeff Davis (vibraphone), Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Demian Cabaud (bass) and Marcos Cavaleiro (drums)
Concert at Jazz.PT Festival in Évora

2007

Afonso Pais/Nuno Ferreira Duo
Afonso Pais (guitar), Nuno Ferreira (guitar)
Concerts at D. Maria II Theatre (Lisbon) and S. João Theatre (Oporto)

2006-2010

Low Budget Research Kitchen (Compositions by Frank Zappa)
with António Torres Pinto (drums and arrangements), Nuno Ferreira and Luís Lapa (guitars), José Pedro Coelho (tenor and soprano sax), Rui Teixeira (baritone and alto sax), Luís Cerdoura and Hugo Raro (keyboards) and Filipe Teixeira (electric bass)
Concerts at Paredes de Coura Festival, Festa do Avante, Theatro Circo, Barcelos concert hall, Vila Real concert hall, Bienal de Cerveira, Zappanale Festival (Germany)
Concert with Napoleon Murphy Brock at Imaxinasons Festival (Vigo, Spain)

2006

Remix Ensemble
Inter-Rail Program, conducted by Peter Rundel
Concerts at Gil Vicente Theatre (Coimbra) and Helena Sá e Costa Theatre (Oporto)

2004-2006

Nuno Ferreira Quintet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar and composition), John Ellis (saxophones), Jesse Chandler (piano and hammond organ), Bernardo Moreira (bass) and Bill Campbell (drums)
Concert at the XIV Porto International Jazz Festival at the Rivoli Theatre
Recording and release of the album “À espera do Verão” (TOAP, 2006) commissioned by Culturporto for the XIV Porto International Jazz Festival

2004-2013

Corações de Atum
with Manuel João Vieira (vocals, composition and mandolin), Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Rui Caetano (piano), João Custódio (bass) and Marco Franco (drums)
Concert in Oslo Contemporary Art Museum (Norway, 2004)
Participated in the show “O Artista Português é tão bom como os melhores” by Manuel João Vieira, at the S. Luiz Theatre
Recorded and released the double album “Romance/Hardcore” (DFIE, 2010)

2003-2006

Ensemble Festa do Jazz
Concerts at the Portuguese Jazz Festival (at the S.Luiz Theatre in Lisbon) in  2003, 2004, 2005 e 2006.
The ensemble performed pieces commissioned to the some most relevant Portuguese composers in the Jazz and contemporary Music fields.
Participated as a guitarist and musical director

2004

Nuno Ferreira/Jesus Santandreu Duo
Nuno Ferreira (guitar and electronics), Jesus Santandreu (tenor sax and electronics)
Commissioned by the Jazz em Agosto Festival (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
Concert at the Jazz em Agosto Festival 2004.

OIR – multimedia show by Rui Horta
commissioned by Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio for the celebration of the National holiday, 5th of October, at Belém Palace
Participated as a performer/musician and composed the soundtrack with Tiago Cerqueira.

2002-3

Companhia dos Sons
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar e composition), João Moreira (trumpete), Jorge Reis (alto and soprano saxophones), Nelson Cascais (bass), Bruno Pedroso (drums), João Silvestre and Quiné (percussion)
Concerts at Belém Cultural Centre main concert hall, Festa do Avante and Campo Alegre Theatre (Oporto)
Recording and release of the album “Spin” (TOAP 2003)

2002

Nuno Ferreira Quartet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar), João Moreira (trumpet), Bernardo Moreira (bass) and André Sousa Machado (drums)
Concerts at Lagos, Vila do Bispo, Vila Real de Sto. António and Albufeira concert halls

2001-2005

Crosscurrents – the music of Lennie Tristano
with Nuno Ferreira and André Fernandes (guitar), Nelson Cascais (bass) and André Sousa Machado (drums)
Concerts at the Alta Estremadura Jazz Festival (Marinha Grande), Serralves Jazz Festival (Oporto) and at the Portuguese Jazz Festival (S. Luiz Theatre – Lisbon)

2001-2003

Bernardo Moreira Sextet – Tribute to Carlos Paredes
with João Moreira (trumpet), Nuno Ferreira and André Fernandes (guitar), Bernardo Moreira (bass), André Sousa Machado (drums) and Quiné (percussion)
Concerts at Loulé Jazz Festival, Belém Cultural Centre, Matosinhos Jazz Festival, Concert halls of Barcelos, Figueira da Foz, Guarda and Fafe, Theatro Circo (Braga).
Recording and release of the album “Ao Paredes Confesso” (Universal, 2003)

2000-2002

Nuno Ferreira Quintet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Kris Bauman (saxophones), Albert Sanz (piano), Alexis Cuadrado (bass) and Jochen Rueckert (drums)
Recording and release of the album “Long-Distance Calls” (Fresh Sound/New Talent 2000)
Concerts at Belém Cultural Centre main concert hall, Serralves concert hall (Oporto 2001- European Cultural Capital), Festival SeixalJazz.
Concerts at the concert halls of Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Fundão e Amarante.
Participated in the TV Show “Jazz em Branco e Preto” by José Duarte

1998

Bernardo Moreira Quartet
with Bernardo Moreira (bass), Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Marcello di Leonardo (drums) e Rodrigo Gonçalves (piano)
Toured the Azores, sponsored by the regional government, performing at the islands of S.Jorge, Pico, Faial, Terceira and Graciosa

Nuno Ferreira Quinteto
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar and composition), Albert Sanz (piano), Jesus Santandreu (alto sax), Nelson Cascais (bass) and João Silvestre (drums)
Concerts at Jazz em Agosto  Festival (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Loulé Jazz Festival, Matosinhos Jazz Festival

1996-2004

Nuno Ferreira Trio
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Nelson Cascais (bass) and João Silvestre /Bruno Pedroso (drums)
Concerts at Expo 98 (Lisboa), Gijon Jazz Festival (Spain), Pontevedra Theatre (Spain), Évora Jazz Festival, Portalegre Jazz Festival, Aljezur Jazz Festival, Malaposta Theatre (Lisbon), Non-stop Jazz Festival (Lisbon)

1996-1997

Nuno Ferreira Quartet
with Nuno Ferreira (guitar), Jesus Santandreu (alto sax), Nelson Cascais (bass) and João Silvestre (drums)
Concerts at Loures Jazz Festival, S.Luiz Theatre (Lisboa), Palencia Jazz Festival (Spain), ‘Jazz à Marinha’ Festival (Marinha Grande)

Other musicians with whom he also performed in concerts include:
David Binney, Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Marc Miralta, Miguel “Angá”, Horacio Hernandez, Michael Phillip Mossman, Jeremy Pelt, Llibert Fortuny, Javier Vercher, Chris Higgins, Brannen Temple, Paul Gill, Aldo Caviglia, Kim Clarke, Rachim Ausar Sahu, Ben Kraef, Bernard Santacruz, Carlos Barretto, Alexandre Frazão, Carlos Martins, Michael Lauren, Mário Santos, Pedro Barreiros, Mário Barreiros, Tomás Pimentel, Joana Machado, Carlos Bica, Filipe Melo, Pedro Moreira, Pedro Guedes, Carlos Azevedo, António Augusto Aguiar, Sofia Ribeiro and Marc Demuth, among many others.

Participated in countless Jam-Sessions  in Jazz clubs around the world and in this context has played alongside such musicians as: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brian Blade, Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, Jeff Watts, Justin Faulkner,Greg Hutchinson, Thomas Morgan, Jaleel Shaw, Michael Blake, Jesse Davis, Donald Edwards, Reuben Rogers, Bruce Barth, Mickey Roker, “Magic” Malik and Julien Loureau.

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