international modern jazz
Performances a.o. at the HCP, Lisboa as well as masterclasses by Martin Andersen and Mark Lotz at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. A tour in Spain and some Europe is planed.
Mark Lotz has met and played informally with Nelson Cascias while touring Portugal in 2016. An invitation for a short performance at Nelson’s concert in HCP, Lisboa quickly followed during the same short stay. Ever since Nelson and Mark waited for the right moment and the right players to join them. Suddenly in summer 2018 all came together and ‘Møde’ came into existence. What followed was magic and pure joy.
Nelson is regarded as the face of the new Portugese Jazz. As performer and composer establishing an exciting mature and new sound. Collaborations in studio and live with a.o. John Ellis, Maria Schneider, Aaron Goldberg, Perico Sambeat, Ricardo Toscano, Maria João, Rick Margitza, Libert Fortuny, André Fernandes, Jorge Reis, Ivan Padduart, Antonio Faraó, Kari Ikonen, Jorge Pardo, Jarmo Savolainen, Stefanno D’ Anna. Designated Jazz Musician of the Year 2001 by Jazz Portugal.
A true musical dynamo with exceptional expressive playing. Interaction is the main magic. Broadly informed he comes either with a tornado or a whisper but always with a smile and a magical touch. A veteran of the renowned New Jungle Orchestra with which he has recorded and toured intensively he has played with James Blood Ulmer, Yusef Lateef, Ray Anderson, John Tchicai, Marco Mezquida, Kirk Knuffke, Enrico Rava, Kenny Werner and Dado Moroni. Martin is assistant professor at the jazz department of Academy Music of Southern Denmark.
Legendary interdisciplinary artist who is also a poet. Joao has this rare quality: when he touches the keys there is music. Worked a.o. with Ricardo Rocha, Carlos Bica, Cláudio Puntin, Samuel Rohrer, Jean-Luc Fillon, Peter Epstein, Ricardo Dias, Dennis Gonzalez, Vitorino, Sérgio Godinho, Filipa Pais, Ana Brandão, Maria Ana Bobone, Cristina Branco.
Raised in Thailand, Uganda and Germany Marks appetite for musical adventures takes him all over the globe ever since. Unique voice with a vibrant presence on the international scene, significant figure on the Dutch music scene. Worked/recorded with Chris Potter Tentet, David Tronzo, Don Byron, Miguel ’Anga’ Diaz, David Haney, Najma Akthar, Han Bennink, Ernst Reijseger.