B.M. Berklee College of Music’ 2001 and M.M. New England Conservatory’ 2007.
In 1992, he begins his musical studies at the Conservatório de Musica do Porto and in 1995/6 he attends classes of combo and improvisation at the Escola de Jazz do Porto.
In 1996 he goes to Chicago to attend the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop, where he had the opportunity of taking advanced theory classes with David N. Baker, trombone with Slide Hampton, combo/small-group with Dan
Haerle and to be in several seminars with Harry Pickens, James Williams, Hank Marr amongst others. He was present at the V Workshop de Jazz de Aveiro, the Workshops of the Festival de Jazz do Seixal and the Workshop do Festival de Jazz do Porto directed by Cecil Bridgewater.
Prizes and Scholarships
He received scholarships from the Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory and from the Instituto Português das Artes do Espectáculo.
He was awarded consecutively in 2000 and 2001 with the Jovens Criadores award from the Centro Nacional de Cultura.
In 2001 he received the Herb Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Jazz Composer and Arranger.
In 2006/2007 he was awarded with scolarships from Luso-American Fundation for Development (FLAD) and the NEC Beneficient Society