BIO 



João Almeida (1997) is a Portuguese trumpeter, improviser and composer based in Lisbon, Portugal. In recent years, he has collaborated with some of the most important musicians in the national and international music scene, such as Albert Cirera, Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernâni Faustino, Pedro Alves Sousa, Marcelo dos Reis, Rodrigo Amado, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Gonçalo Almeida, Ricardo Jacinto, Nuno Morão, Angélica Salvi, Susana Santos Silva, Yaw Tembe, Ricardo Martins, Norberto Lobo, João Lobo, Abdul Moimême, Álvaro Rosso, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Yedo Gibson, Pedro Melo Alves, João Valinho, João Carlos Pinto, Mariana Dionísio, Maria do Mar, Peter Evans, Péter Ajtai, Mia Dyberg, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Brandon Lopez. He is part of groups such as GARFO, PEACHFUZZ, Chão Maior, Lucifécit, Medusa Unit, Rodrigo Amado Refraction Quartet, LUMP and AL!.


In May 2020 he released his debut album, 'SOLO SESSIONS * ||||', an album centered on exploring extended techniques and using objects to manipulate sound. Since then, he has seven releases on his own record label, JARECORDS, the platform he uses to present his work.


He played in festivals and venues such as Teatro S.Luiz, Teatro do Bairro, Capitólio, Salão Brasil, Hotclube de Portugal, Sala Porta-Jazz, Zaratan, Café Dias, Sociedade Guilherme Cossoul, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Centro Cultural de Belém, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Culturgest Lisboa, Casa da Música, Outfest 2019-2021, Guimarães Jazz 2020, Festa do Avante, Festival de Jazz de Robalo, Quebra Jazz, Teatro ACUD, Madame Claude, LOOPHOLE and has toured through Europe.



Ph: Nuno Martins