Concerto / 28 Fevereiro / 21h30 (Entrada Livre) MARIA DO MAR: A Lisbon-based violinist, Maria do Mar has a solid career in classical music and teaching. In the recent years, she has focused on and participated in a range of experimental and improvisation music projects. Since 2012, she has begun to explore improvisation in a workshop with “Butch” Morris, and other languages in the field of experimental music & performance. She has created and participated in improvisation pieces with several national and international artists. These work has been presented in national and international festivals, events, and concerts, such as MIA, Creative Fest Lisbon & Berlim, Jazz no Parque de Serralves at Porto, with Joelle+5, Joelle Léandre, Susana Santos Silva, Maria Radich, Joana Guerra, Angelica Salvi, BCN Impro Fest at Barcelona and Festival Urogallo at Léon, Festival Underscore no cinema S.Jorge Cinema, with Pavel Fajt, all with Maria Radich, Maga Sessions, Lisboa Soa, Jazz ao Centro at Coimbra with Lantana. Her recent activities include programming, curating, and event production no only as a founding member of Cultural Cooperative Penhasco but in events such as the Women focused Mini-Festival “Pequenas Notáveis” at the Pequena Notável Bar, Lisbon (2018), ImproJam. In 2019, her work was recognized with her nomination as 2019 Best Portuguese Musician or Band by Rui Eduardo Paes, in Jazz.pt: “Maria do Mar. Following on the steps of Carlos “Zíngaro”, Sei Miguel, Ernesto Rodrigues, and Paulo Chagas, who all important catalysers of specific movements in the Portuguese jazz scene, the Lisbon-based violinist is the first women doing the same, not only as a result of her musical activity which was remarkable in 2019 (she participated in several groups, (ranging from Lantana, Mayuhma to Pan(A)Sónicos to other projects exploring more distant sonorities) but also as programmer and producer.” In her work she explores a wide and varied universe and the development of a personnel language, with tenuous aesthetical boundaries, opening up boundless creative cross-possibilities. SALVOANDREA LUCIFORA: Salvoandrea Lucifora (1990), is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer and educator originally from Sicily (IT). His sound is an energetic synthesis of the rich array of musical languages and aesthetics he has explored since he was a child, from western classical music, to jazz, rock, free improvised music and musical traditions from around the World. Salvoandrea studied Jazz Trombone and Cinema and Multimedia engineering in Turin (IT) and then moved to Amsterdam to follow the Master of Music at CvA (2016). Since he moved to the Netherlands he’s being actively involved in the music scene of the country, performing hundreds of concerts with many different groups of musicians. At the moment he composes music and performs with his Zebra Street Band and he is also part of Michael Moor’s Slow Low and Wobbly, Jasper Stadhoauder’s Poly Band, Jeroen Kimman’s Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido, Nora Mulder and Han Buhrs’s Ensemble Extraordinarie, Lucifora-Govaert duo, Hank Zwerwer’s Zwerw. MARCELO DOS REIS: É uma das figuras proeminentes, da nova geração de improvisados europeus. Todo o seu trabalho tem sido altamente aclamado, e além de todas as suas conquistas, foi nomeado um dos cinco melhor guitarristas pelo El Intruso - 8ª e 9ª Conferências Anual Internacional de Críticos Musicais. A sua abordagem idiossincrática à guitarra, coloca-o como uma das figuras centrais da cendal improvisação musical portuguesa. Trabalha em grupos como Pedra Contida, Open Field, Staub Quartet, In Layers, o seu duo com Eve Risser e Luis Vicente, Chamber 4 e Fail Better!, este último considerado como dois dos melhores grupos revelação nos últimos anos. Além dos seus projectos tem trabalho e partilhado palco com vários músicos de renome, tais como: Burton Greene, Elliott Sharp, Burkhard Beins, Liz Allbee, Evan Parker, Carlos Zíngaro, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Théo Ceccaldi, Werner Dafeldecker entre muitos outros. Para além do seu trabalho como músico, Marcelo organiza o ciclo de concertos Double Bill, é curador da editora discográfica Cipsela e é coordenador e docente na Academia de Música do Centro Norton de Matos. Os três músicos actuam em concerto, no dia 28 de Fevereiro, às 21h30, na Cossoul.