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Portugal 2018


Brightbird (Portugal) 

João Paulo Esteves da Silva (piano), Mário Franco (double bass), Samuel Rohrer (drums)

A trio that can operate in a wide musical range using as a vessel the modern jazz or chamber jazz, possessing musicians who know all too well the esthetic idiomatic balance and the controlled improvising musical action. Having a fully interconnected understanding, the three musicians create their own musical universe through collective action. There are distinct elements of fado and folk music in general that shape Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva’ jazz and classical piano style upon which bass player Mario Franco and Swiss citizen of the world drummer Samuel Rohrer can build their own sturdy structures, presenting us with a music which transcends national or any other boundaries and speaks directly to our senses. This is what makes Brightbird a special trio.

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