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Nelson Cascais

Born in Lisbon in 1973.

Studied at the Hot Clube Jazz School while keeping his classical studies at the National Conservatory.

In 1994, as a graduate of the Hot Club School, he represented Portugal at the annual IASJ meeting, in New York, where he studied with Reggie Workman and Dave Liebman, and performing with other students at the JVC Jazz Festival and at Visiones. Attended Workshops with Bruce Barth, Phil Markowitz, Ron Jackson, Frank Mobus and Barrie Harris.

Since then he has been playing in and out of Portugal with musicians such as: Rick Margitza, Jerome Richardson, Al Singer, Rich Perry Quartet, Ivan Paduart, António Faraó, Perico Sambeat, Bernardo Sassetti, Carlo Morena Trio, Victor de Diego Quintet, Isaac Turienzo Trio, Stefano D'Anna, Llibert Fortuny, among others. In 1999 played with a quartet along with John Ellis, Aaron Goldberg and Troy Davis. During this year he plays also with Bart Deffort, Andrzej Olejniczac and the Dave O'Higgins Quartet.

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