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Vitor Pereira

Born: July 24, 1979    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Vitor Pereira

Vitor Pereira was born in Porto (Portugal) where initiated his musical studies in classical guitar and classical music. His interest in Jazz took him further to participate in several seminars around Europe with names like: Pat Metheny, Jonathan Kreisberg, Gilad Hekselman, Aaron Goldberg, Matt Penman, etc… In 2004 he moved to London to study at Middlesex University where he finished a BA hons in J...azz under the tuition of Stuart Hall, Mike Outram, Chris Batchelor and Nikki Illes. Since then, Vitor has been an active musician in the London jazz scene playing regularly in venues like “The Vortex”, “Olivers”, “E17 Jazz”, “Spice of Life” or “Charlie Wrights” alongside musicians such as James Allsop, Dave Smith, Andre Canniere, Will Collier, George Crowley or Asaf Sirkis to name a few.

”an auspicious debut”- London Jazz Blog

“an impressive first album from a guitarist already making strides on the London scene”- Bebop Spoken Here

“Pereira shows himself to be open to a myriad of stylistic inspirations without being overwhelmed by any single one” - All About Jazz

“Pereira is an expressive musician with strong, intelligent, and articulate solos” - AAA MUsic

“Pereira merges technique and creativity to hit the target” - All About Jazz

“Pereira certainly draws on a variety of inspirations here, both in his writing and crisp picking” - Jazzwise

“Experimental modern jazz from this heavyweight band led by Portuguese guitarist Pereira” - Timeout London

“an intriguing group with a strong line-up and well-delivered compositions” - Jazz Breakfast

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