About Miguel Ângelo
He started his musical activity with the" Tuna Musical de Fi?es", where he attended lessons in music education, guitar and double-bass. He initiated a project in the area of rock, called "Curtes Baldei-me", in which he played bass guitar. He continued his musical studies at Escola de Jazz do Porto, learning electric bass with the Professor Alberto Jorge. Although rock music had been his field of artistic interest during some time, it was undoubtedly the Jazz music that conquered all of his attention. He resumed his bass studies under the guidance of the bassist Alberto Jorge, and had combo lessons with pianist Paulo Gomes, at Escola de Jazz do Porto. Later, he continued to study with the bassist Pedro Barreiros, and afterward he received support from the bassist António Augusto Aguiar. He attended the Official Music Course with the Professor Alenxander Worf up to the 5th degree. Some years after completing his degree in Computer Science / Applied Mathematics at Universidade Portucalense, he returned to higher education to study Double-Bass.
In 2008, he completed his Degree in Double Bass / Jazz at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, where he had the opportunity to work with António Augusto Aguiar, Damien Cabaud, Carlos Bica, Zé Eduardo, Michael Lauren, Nuno Ferreira, Carlos Azevedo, Pedro Guedes, Telmo Marques, among many others. He participated in several workshops under the guidance of the bassists Carlos Bica, Zé Eduardo, Thomas Morgan, Dan Weiss,…
He has participated in several concerts in Portugal and abroad, among which he emphasizes the Angrajazz, 6º Kriol Jazz Fest (Cabo Verde), Porta Jazz Festivals, Jimmy Glass Jazz Club (Valência – Spain), Hot Clube – Lisboa, Douro Jazz, Viseu Jazz Festival, Jazz Marin Festival (Spain), Pontevedra Jazz Festival (Spain), Antena 2 Open Concert, São Luís Jazz Festival, Avante Festival, Europarque, CCB, Vilar de Mouros Festival, Paredes de Coura,...
In the sequence of the release of his first album as leader and composer, the GDA Foundation gave him a support for live shows and Tour.
He played with many musicians, standing out Ohad Talmor, Dan Weiss, Frank Vanagee, Virxílio Silva Yago Vasquez, Max Gómez, Vicente Macian, Miguel Fernandez, Carlos López, Voro Garcia, Maria Viana, Fátima Serro, Mário Santos, Carlos Mendes, Paulo Barros, Paulo Gomes, Carlos Azevedo, Sofia Ribeiro, Miguel Martins, Zé Pedro Coelho, João Guimarães, André Fernandes, Jeff Davis, Óscar Graça, Marcos Cavaleiro and many others.
Currently, he leads his own quartet, with which he released the album "BRANCO" in 2013, in 2016 "A VIDA DE X", considerer by national and international press as one of the best jazz albuns of the year, both on the label of Porta-Jazz. In 2917 he releases in first doublebass Solo album "I think I´m going to eat dessert" (cretive sources records). Integrates, among others, Ensemble Super Moderne (best Pt jazz album of 2014), MAP, Pedro Neves Trio, Bruno Macedo Quartet and Jogo de Damas.