Peter Evans “Som Crescente” / Peter Evans, João Barradas and Demian Cabaud

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Peter Evans “Som Crescente” 

After four Editions of his artistic residency “Som Crescente” at Galeria Zé dos Bois, Peter Evans does a sort of condensed version of all the work he developed there, inviting some of the musicians that were present in the previous sessions. His idea was to create a “school of experimental music”, to support and promote local music getting musicians from different areas in contact and providing future musicians with the chance to get a taste of the real world in the different areas of music creation. The workshop “Som Crescente” covered a wide spectrum of approaches, from free improvisation, contemporary music, jazz or bebop to electronic. Organized in a way that allows us to catch a glimpse of this creative process, the six musicians chosen by Evans will be conducted by himself, entering in a very particular and private space and time.


João Carlos Pinto: electronic
João Costa e de Almeida: trumpet
João Gato: saxophone
João Valinho: drums
José Almeida: bass
Peter Evans: trumpet
Samuel Gapp: piano


ZONA: Peter Evans, João Barradas and Demian Cabaud

A strange formation, the union between Peter Evan’s trumpet, João Barradas’s accordion and Demian Cabaud’s double-bass, will perform for the first time on this stage. The encounter between these three figures with very distinct but acclaimed paths in the world of jazz, improvisation and contemporary music sets the stakes remarkably high.

Evans has been one of the most active and acclaimed trumpet players of the last two decades. In a fascinating path, always open to new possibilities, some of which leading him to collaborate with countless other musicians, Evans has been building a musical language using sentences that carry his own mark in a very profound way. Barradas is an accordionist who has won several awards and has a unique curriculum that mixes jazz and composition. He has released two albums – “Solo I” and “Portrait” – which have been acclaimed by many in an unprecedented way, especially considering his instrument of choice. Cabaud is an Argentinian double-bass player that has been living in Portugal since 2004 and whose musical collaboration network is remarkably vast, ranging from Lee Konitz and Mário Laginha to his presence in the Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos.

Peter Evans is a trumpet player and composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions.  Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music.

His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming (with Joel Ross, Nick Jozwiak and Savannah Harris). Evans has been exploring solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like-minded players. 

As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively. 

He has worked with some of the leading figures in contemporary music: John Zorn, Peter Broetzmann, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Ferneyhough, Kanye West, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, Ambrose Akinmusere, Weasel Walter, Ingrid Laubrock, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Tyshawn Sorey, Jim Black, Ikue Mori, Steve Schick, and performs with both the ICE and Wet Ink. As an interpreter of notated concert music Evans' has performed works by Varese, Xenakis, Bach, Stravinsky, Elliott Carter, Marcos Balter, Agusta Read Thomas, Roscoe Mitchell, and many more.

Peter Evans has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011. 2020 will see the debut recording from Being & Becoming, a new release from the Peter Evans Ensemble, and an album of Christmas music with three pianos.

João Barradas is one of the most reputable and widely acknowledged European accordionists, working simultaneously between classical music, jazz and improvised music. He has won some of the most prestigious international contests of which, among others, the World Accordion Trophy, which he has won twice, the Coupe Mondale de Acordeão, the International Castelfidardo Contest and the Okud Istra International Competition, stand out.

João Barradas is one of the most outstanding musicians in Jazz accordion, having recorded for the New York record label Inner Circle Music and collaborated with various renowned musicians, namely Greg Osby, Gil Goldstein, Fabrizio Cassol, Mark Colenburg, Jacob Sacks, Sérgio Carolino, Pedro Carneiro, among many others. In 2016, he records his first album as leader with the New York label Inner Circle Music. “Directions” is produced by Greg Osby and features Gil Goldstein and Sara Serpa. The group is formed by João Barradas (accordion), André Fernandes (guitar), João Esteves da Silva (piano), André Rosinha(double-bass) and Bruno Pedroso (drums).

Demian Cabaud was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1977 into a non-musical family. He discovered music by himself at age 11 and started going deep into it, later fell in love with the sound of the double-bass and started studying with Hernan Merlo, Miguel Angel Villarroel and for the last 10 years with Alejandro Erlich Oliva.

In 2001 moved to Boston, Massachusetts, after receiving a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, were he graduated in May 2003.

In Boston, he had contact and learned from great masters and started performing with talented musicians when a tour led him to Portugal. He moved to Lisbon in 2004 and 7 years after to Porto, where he lives with his family.

Demian is a very active artist. He has played and recorded with musicians like Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Bill Mchenry, Rich Perry, Rick Margitza, Seamus Blake, Ohad Talmor, Miguel Zenon, Perico Sanbeat, David Schnitter, Maria Schneider, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gilad Hekselman, Phil Grenadier, Darren Barret, Russ Johnson, Jason Palmer, Jason Moran, Bill Carrothers, Leão Genovese, Bernardo Sasseti, Albert Sanz, Mario Laginha, Maria João, Maria João, Theo Bleckman, Sheila Jordan, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Jeff Williams, John Riley, Jorge Rossy, Gerald Cleavert, Francisco Mela, Dan Weiss, Ari Hoenig Ferenc Nemeth, John Hollenbeck, among many others.

He has been regular member of the renowned Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos (OJM) for 16 years.

He has played in over 60 records and, as a band leader, he released “Naranja” (TOAP Records, 2008) and “How about you?” (TOAP Records 2011), “En febrero” (Fresh Sound New Talent Records, 2013), “Off the ground” (Robalo records, 2016), “Astah” (Carimbo Portajazz, 2018), “A terra é de quem trabalha” (Carimbo Portajazz, 2018) and “Aparición” (Carimbo Portajazz, 2019).

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