I’m happy – and honoured – to announce that OGRE has been confirmed as the opening act for this year’s edition of Jazz em Agosto – an annual contemporary jazz festival promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.
This is a special event for a variety of reasons.
First of all, this is the 30th anniversary of Jazz em Agosto, and for that reason it will be dedicated to the music of several jazz greats that have made the festival a very special event over the years. The 2013 edition of Jazz em Agosto is also dedicated to John Zorn, one of the world’s most important jazz musicians, on occasion of this amazing saxophonist’s 60th birthday. Zorn will play a series of concerts with different projects, starting the night right after our own concert.
The festival also includes other great musicians who are part of its history. Maria João and the OGRE project will be sharing the bill with John Zorn, Pharoah Sanders, Anthony Braxton, the Sun Ra Arkestra and many others!
Our own gig will also be a celebration of the 30th anniversary of CAM – Gulbenkian’s Contemporary Arts Centre. In 1983, singer Maria João and pianist Mário Laginha had just released their first album and performed at CAM’s opening. Three decades later, Maria João returns with her electro-jazz band OGRE, of which I’m very proud to be part of!
The concert will take place on July 25th, at the open-air amphitheatre at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.
Entrance is free (limited to 900 seats), and the music will begin at 21:30
Here are some pictures from our January 2013 trip to Santiago de Chile for the Providencia Jazz Festival.
It was an honour and tremendous fun to travel to the other side of the world, an play with one of the best singers in the world, in front of roughly 4500 people. Good times!
Here are some pics (more will be added to the post if possible!)
Flying over the Andes!
Santiago de Chile – Providencia park, where the Providencia Jazz festival was about to kick off
Photos of the concert by Papeles de Jazz and El Guillatun!
Another electro-jazz jam session with bassist Afonso Castanheira!
Part of at A’Mar Estúdio’s MI video series (Música Improvisada / Improvised Music)
“Trip-Pong”! An electro-jazz jam session at A’MAR Estúdio (Portugal), part of its MI (Improvised Music) series.
Afonso Castanheira (bass)
André Nascimento (electronics)
09/02/2013 - OGRE in trio version (formerly “Abelhas”) @ Fábrica do Braço de Prata (Lisboa)
After Chile, Maria João, João Farinha and André Nascimento return to their usual spot in Lisbon!
Check the website for details.
UPDATE: this concert has been postponed – new date TBA soon
A project by designer and new media artist Teresa Almeida.
Experiment with thermocromic ink on embroidery hoop loop and stop motion animation basics.
Workshop Stop Motion Intro @ Sardinha em Lata (Lx, PT). Original music by André Nascimento.
I will be performing at Santiago de Chile – Festival Providencia Jazz – with the redux version of OGRE (formerly “Abelhas”): Maria João (vocals), João Farinha (Fender Rhodes/synths) and myself (on keyboards/electronics). The concert will take place on January 9th, 2013.
For more info, check the Festival’s website