• João Pedro Viegas

João Pedro Viegas

Appears on:
PUI4, A Pearl In Dirty Hands

Selftaught saxophone player. Studies of jazz since 1983, theory and instrument (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet and clarinet)
As a musician, João played in concert with Rashiim Ausar Sahu, Megan Biermen, Paulo Curado, John Gruntfest, Ben Stapp, Rodrigo Amado, Abdul Moiméme, Miguel Mira, Ernesto Rodrigues, Sei Miguel, Nuno Rebelo, D’incise, Diatribes, Matthew Goodheart, Carlos “Zíngaro”, Pedro Carneiro, Emídio Buchinho, Thollem McDonas, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Alvaro Rosso, Benoît Moreau, Wade Mathews, Victor Nubla, João Lucas, Johann Bourquenez, Raphael Ortis, Plaistow, Peter Bastiaan, Patrick Brennan, Hernâni Faustino, Marcello Magliocchi, Nicola Guazzaloca, Silvia Corda, Adriano Orru, Carlo Mascolo, Luca Calabrese, Massimo Signorini, Stefano Agostini, Eugenio Sanna, Davide Luchesi, Luis Lopes, Gianni Lenoci, Mathias Boss, Eduardo Raon, Cyril Bondi, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Guy Frank Pellerin, Helena Espvall, Luiz Rocha, Christophe Berthet, Paulo Chagas, Bryan Eubanks, Carola Ortiz Rodó, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Thomas Rohrer, Marco Scarassatti, Massimo Falascone, Roberto del Piano, Felipe José and Maresuke Okamoto, among many others.

Nowadays João plays mostly in:
“Chagas Curado Viegas Wind3” (with Paulo Chagas and Paulo Curado)
“Improvisers Consort” (with Marcello Magliocchi, Matthias Boss, Carlos “Zíngaro”, Paulo Curado and Abdul Moimême)
“P.R.E.C.” (with Paulo Chagas, Fernando Simões, Paulo Duarte and others).
“”Zíngaro”/Mitzlaff/Viegas/Rosso 4tet” (with Carlos “Zíngaro, Ulrich Mitzlaff and Alvaro Rosso)
“João Pedro Viegas/Marcello Magliocchi duo” (with Marcello Magliocchi)
”Zíngaro” Entremares Trio” (with Carlos “Zíngaro and Abdul Moimême)
João lead the collective “Rive Gauche” (with Carlos “Zíngaro”, João Lucas, Jorge Lampreia, Bruno Parrinha, Emídio Buchinho, Miguel Mira, Hernâni Faustino, Eduardo Raon, João Parrinha, Carlos Santos and Abdul Moimême) João plays also in others ensembles…
“Viegas/Del Piano” (with Roberto Del Piano)
“Pui 4tet” (with Nicola Guazzaloca, Carlos “Z’ingaro” and Alvaro Rosso)
“JPV 4tet” (with Silvia Corda, Adriano Orru and Luiz Rocha)

As a Journalist:
Colaborator of “All Jazz”, “Oro Molido”, “Tomajazz” and “Jazz.pt”

As a Musical Programer:
Artistic director of “Jazz ao Centro” in 2003 and 2004

Selected Discography:
“The Rrose Sélavi Show”/ Potlatch [Insubordinations, 2007]
“Stills” / Variable Geometry Orchestra [Creative Sources, 2007]
“Travessia dos Respigadores” / Diatribes, Feat, Paulo Curado and João Pedro Viegas [Test Tube, 2009]
“Quartet Sessions no 1” / Paulo Chagas, João Pedro Viegas, Fernando Simões, Miguel Mira [Ilse Recors, 2011]
“Old school New school No school” / Chagas Curado Viegas Wind Trio [Creative Sources Recordings, 2012]
“Black van in a small square” / Adega Ensemble [Ilse Recors, 2012]
“Lisboa Session” / Improvisers Consort [Setola di Maiale, 2012]
“Live @ ler Devagar” / Improvisers Consort [White Noise Generator, 2013]
“Leggerre Structure” / Viegas/Guazzaloca/Magliocchi 3 [White Noise Generator, 2014]
“The Legendary Story of a Slug and a Beetle” / João Pedro Viegas/Paulo Chagas duo [P&R, 2015]
“Day One” / “Zíngaro/Mitzlaff/Viegas/Rosso 4tet [JACC Records, 2015]
“For Massas” / João Pedro Viegas, Guy-Frank Pellerin, Silvia Corda, Adriano Orru [P&R, 2017]
“Friendship in Milano” / João Pedro Viegas, Roberto del Piano [Setola di Maiale, 2018]
“A Pearl in Dirty hands” / João Pedro Viegas, Nicola Guazzaloca, Carlos “Zíngaro”, Álvaro Rosso [AUT Records, 2018]