Born in 1969.From 1987 studies in “Academia dos Amadores de Música” and in Portugal Hot Club Jazz School.Starts to play as a drummer in Pop Bands “Heróis do Mar” and “Mler if dada”.In 1990 studies with Allan Dawson, and makes military service in the Army Orquestra.In the beginning of the nineties plays and records with the artists Dulce Pontes, Carlos Mendes, Jorge Palma, Paulo Gonzo, Lena D´água, Ritual Tejo, Fernando Tordo. In 1994 incorporates the Portuguese Percussion Collective under the direction of Max Roach. Since 1995 dedicates almost exclusively to Jazz, playing with Tomás Pimentel, Nanã Sousa Dias, Sérgio Pelágio, Laurent Filipe, Carlos Martins, Carlos Barretto, André Fernandes, Pedro Moreira, Nuno Ferreira, Bernardo Moreira, Jorge Reis, Bernardo Sasseti, Nelson Cascais, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Filipe Melo, Zé Eduardo, João Moreira, Paula Oliveira, between others. In 1998, studies in New York in “Drummers Collective” having personal classes with Jordi Rossi, Jim Chapin, Carl Allen, Kenny Washington, Leon Parker, Ralph Peterson Jr., Adam Nussbaum and Billy Hart. Since then teaches at the Jazz Luís Villas-Boas School and plays with bands with Rich Perry, Abe Rabade, Nicholas Payton, Reginald Veal, Aaron Goldberg, Phil Markowitz, Ricky Ford, Chris Kase, Eli Degibri, Avishai Cohen, Antonio Farao, Peter Epstein, Bob Sands, François Theberge, Rick Margitza, John Ellis, Dave O´Higgins, Richard Galliano, Gregory Tardy, Perico Sanbeat, Jesus Santandreu, Ivan Paduart, Herb Geller, Sheila Jordan, Jesse Davis, Donald Harrison, Ben Monder, among others.
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