Carlos Martins Quarteto

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Carlos Martins Quarteto Short Info

Carlos Martins, born 1961 in Alentejo/Portugal, is a saxophonist, jazz musician and composer.

He is known for his artistic works, compositions and collaborations in contemporary music, jazz and world music, both in Portugal and abroad as well as his conceptual works as artistic director and producer.

Carlos Martins studied contemporary music, composition and saxophone in Lisbon, Barcelona and New York. He was teaching at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa as well as the Jazz School Hot Clube de Portugal in Lisbon and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

He founded some of the most important Portuguese jazz groups and performed at a number of national and international festivals. He looks back on numerous collaborations with both Portuguese artists from different disciplines as well as international acclaimed artists such as Bernardo Sassetti, Cindy Blackman and George Garzone.

He released 7 albums of his own music as band leader, some of them awarded as the best national jazz records in Portugal and appeared on plenty of others as musician.
Apart from his own compositions, he composed for films, theatre plays and dance and has contributed to a number of interdisciplinary projects.

His saxophone sound indicates references to American jazz legends like John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins and European jazz musicians like Jan Garbarek, but his music is deeply rooted in the Mediterranean and lusophone music culture. His style is influenced by different elements ranging from Mediterranean music and Portuguese traditional music like Fado or Canto Alentejano to musical traditions from other lusophone areas like Brasil, Cabo Verde or Mozambique.

Carlos Martins (tenor) is accompanied by Alexandre Frazao (dr), Carlos Baretto (bs), Mario Delgado (gui), a selection of Portugal´s finest and most acclaimed jazz musicians.

Carlos Martins, born 1961 in Alentejo/Portugal, is a saxophonist, jazz musician and composer.

He is known for his artistic works, compositions and collaborations in contemporary music, jazz and world music, both in Portugal and abroad as well as his conceptual works as artistic director and producer.

Carlos Martins studied contemporary music, composition and saxophone in Lisbon, Barcelona and New York. He was teaching at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa as well as the Jazz School Hot Clube de Portugal in Lisbon and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

He founded some of the most important Portuguese jazz groups and performed at...

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Past Gigs Carlos Martins Quarteto

  • 04 | 2016 Praia, Cabo Verde Kriol Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Abrantes Cineteatro S. Pedro
  • 03 | 2016 Portalegre Portalegre Jazz Fest
  • 02 | 2016 Lisbon Culturgest, Record Release Concert "Carlos Martins"
  • 12 | 2015 Lisbon Hot Club Portugal
  • 12 | 2015 Lisbon Gamelan & Jazz with Carlos Martins/ Museu do Oriente
  • 10 | 2015 Porto Casa da Música
  • 07 | 2015 Tavira Festival "Jazz no Palácio"
  • 07 | 2015 Loulé 21st Festival Internacional de Jazz de Loulé
  • 04 | 2015 Valado dos Frades 18th Jazz Valado Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Lisbon Hot Club Portugal
  • 12 | 2014 Lisbon Record Release Concert "Absence"

Discography Carlos Martins Quarteto

  • 2016 Carlos Martins Album | Sons da Lusofonia
  • 2014 Absence Album | Sons da Lusofonia
  • 2008 Água Album | Sons da Lusofonia
  • 2006 Do Outro Lado Album | Sons da Lusofonia
  • 1999 Sempre Album | VC
  • 1998 Caminho Longe Album | EMI - VC
  • 1997 Outras Índias Album | EMI - VC
  • 1996 Passagem, Carlos Martins Quarteto Album | Enja
  • 1991 Lisboa em Jazz 90, Carlos Martins Quarteto Album | CML / Pelouro Cultura

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Origin

  • Lisboa PT

Founded

  • 1989

Members

  • Carlos Martins Tenor Saxophone
  • Mário Delgado Guitar
  • Carlos Barretto Double Bass
  • Alexandre Frazão Drums