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Bernardo Sassetti

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 24, 1970 | Died: May 10, 2012    

Bernardo Sassetti

Bernardo da Costa Sassetti Pais was a Portuguese jazz pianist and film composer.

Sassetti was born in Lisbon. He was a great-grandson of Sidónio Pais, President of the First Republic. He initially played guitar, then began studying piano and music theory at age nine. He became interested in jazz after hearing Bill Evans. He studied jazz with Horace Parlan and Sir Roland Hanna. By the late 1980s, he was backing visiting musicians and teaching jazz piano in Lisbon (and, later, taught throughout other lusophonic areas). During the 1990s, he worked in London, where he recorded three albums with Guy Barker's group. Anthony Minghella invited them to appear as the Napoli Jazz Sextet in The Talented Mr. Ripley....
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  • Motion

    Clean Feed Records
    2010
  • Um Amor De Perdição

    Clean Feed
    2009
  • Unreal: Sidewalk Cartoon

    Clean Feed
    2007
  • Ascent

    Clean Feed Records
    2006
  • Alice

    Clean Feed
    2005
  • Indigo

    Clean Feed
    2004
  • Nocturno

    Clean Feed
    2002

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