Opening Gala Concert

Thursday 13 September 2018, 22h00 - 23h30, CCB Big Auditorium

Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos with special guests Maria João (voc), João Paulo Esteves da Silva (piano), João Mortágua (sax) and João Barradas (accordion). 

Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos (OJM) was formed in 1999 with the support of the Municipality of Matosinhos. It’s an active promoter of new music, including its creation and spread, while also supporting jazz investigation and education. It manages to merge an international ambition with the awareness of its local responsibility.

The uniqueness of OJM is revealed in the versatility that allows it to play the role of a national jazz orchestra while performing repertoires of all aesthetic variants and ages of jazz. Conducted by Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo, it has worked with Maria Schneider, Carla Bley, Lee Konitz, John Hollenbeck, Jim McNeely and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Since 2018, OJM is based at the CARA – High Performance Centre for the Arts, in Matosinhos. Launched by the orchestra, this project promotes dialogues between art, science and technology, nurturing the investigation and development of ideas for the conception, fruition and spread of creative contents.


Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos:

Pedro Guedes - Musical Direction



José Luis Rego

João Guimarães

Mario Santos

José Pedro Coelho

Rui Teixeira



Luis Macedo

Ricardo Formoso

Rogério Ribeiro

Javi Pereiro



Daniel Dias

Alvaro Pinto

Paulo Perfeito

Gonçalo Dias


Rhythm Section

Carlos Azevedo - piano

André Fernandes – guitar

Demian Cabaud – double bass

Marcos Cavaleiro – drums