Miguel Ângelo

He started his musical activity with the" Tuna Musical de Fiăes", 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, among which he emphasizes the 6º Kriol Jazz Fest (Cabo Verde), 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Porta Jazz Festivals, Jimmy Glass Jazz Club (Valência – Spain), Hot Clube – Lisboa, Douro Jazz, Jazz on the Grass Square, Viseu Jazz Festival, Jazz Marin Festival (Spain), Pontevedra Jazz Festival (Spain), Outonalidades Festival, Antena 2 Open Concert, São Luís Jazz Festival, International Music Festival of Aveiro, São João da Madeira Jazz Festival, Oporto Jazz Festival (cafe concert) , Avante Festival, Europarque, CCB, Vilar de Mouros Festival, Paredes de Coura Festival, Gaia House of Arts,...

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, with the label of Porta-Jazz, and integrates, among others, the Carlos Mendes Quartet, MAP, Pedro Neves Trio, Ensemble Super Modern, Bruno Macedo Quartet and Jogo de Damas.

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Design: Aníbal Couto | Desenvolvimento: Miguel Ângelo | 2013