Toscano – Pinheiro – Mira – Ferrandini

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Sala Porta Jazz – Quintal Rua João das Regras 305, Porto

No intermission

If bebop was a revolution due to the fact that people were seated (previously, with swing, jazz was for dancing), the revolution of free jazz and then that of free improvisation consisted of getting them up on their feet again, but this time so as to take the dance – a thoughtful and engaged dance – to the street and to everyday life. And since, in this evolution, bop and free are not opposed, it makes perfect sense for a saxophonist from that first heritage like Ricardo Toscano to play with the improvisers Rodrigo Pinheiro (Red Trio), Miguel Mira (Motion Trio) and Gabriel Ferrandini (Red Trio and Motion Trio).

The first group meeting took place in 2018, at the Bar Irreal, and consisted of certain variations with the same type of free bop formulas, such as a Toscano quartet with Rodrigo Amado, Hernâni Faustino and João Lencastre and a trio of saxophones with the same Amado and Pedro Sousa. Last year, the Toscano / Pinheiro / Mira / Ferrandini line-up performed at Jazz in August, in what was a historic moment within the Portuguese context, that of breaking down the boundaries between estranged jazz trends among us, for what purpose who really knows. The music they play is vibrant, fresh and organic, looking back to both matrices from which it originates, but also pointing forward.


Ricardo Toscano Alto saxophone
Rodrigo Pinheiro Piano
Miguel Mira Cello
Gabriel Ferrandini Drums

JAZZ 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation joined forces with Associação Porta-Jazz and Jazz ao Centro Clube to present Jazz 2020, a cycle of 10 concerts in Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra. Between 31 July and 9 August, Portuguese jazz and improvised music will be once more on the agenda!

In a time where many artists have seen their projects cancelled or postponed, this edition is also an opportunity to support more than 60 musicians and the technical teams involved in these concerts.



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