Pedro Madaleno

PEDRO MADALENO (Jazz Musician,Composer-guitar and piano) Studied in the school of jazz of the Hot Club of Portugal (1981-1985). He studied 4 years of classical piano and completed 6º year of musical education in the National Conservatory in 1984. Studied in U.S.A. five years between 1986 and 1990, in Boston (Berklee School )and in NY (New School of Social Research- Jazz Program).He held scholarships on both schools . During this period, he gave priority to study intensively with great musicians of jazz, being the main mentors Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Karl Berger, besides having studied with John Scofield, Ken Werner, Attila Zoller, Ted Dunbar, Harold Danko, Mark Helias and Hal Galper. While in school, he was colleague in the same ensemble with Brad Mehldau,Chris Potter,Roy Hargrove,Peter Bernstein,Larry Goldings, Christopher Holliday...He has been growing up with this generation!! As a Composer he studied intensively in U.S.A. (1987- 1990) with Aydin Esen, Ken Werner, Anthony Davis and Karl Berger. He composes since 1986, having already compose more than 350 compositions for its groups and innumerable parts for different arts, videos, surrounding music, choreographies, etc. Currently he writes music under order for dance, video. He played in “ jam session “ with Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Cobb, Karl Berger, Andy Gonzalez, Roy Hargrove, Kenwood Dennard, Steve Laspina, Gil Goldstein, Victor Jones, Michael Carvin, Badal Roy, Hal Galper, Edward Simon, Peter Bernstein, Brad Meldhau and Joe Lovano, among others

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Pedro Madalemo Guitarrist but also a talented pianist, jazz musician but working with his own project in the electronic field, a Jim Hall and Pat Metheny influenced improviser but at the same time a recognised chamber music composer (strangely enough, writing mostly for woodwind instruments), Pedro Madaleno is one of the most important figures in today’s Portuguese music scene, as a performer and a teacher – he formed at least half of the young jazz musicians active today, and some now playing rock. He studied with Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Anthony Davis and Karl Berger in the Berklee School of Music and in the Jazz Program of the New School of Social Research, and during his staying in the United States he learned to master his six-strings with the likes of John Abercrombie, John Scofield and Attila Zoller

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Discography

O Meu Canto Secreto

O Meu Canto Secreto

Pedro Madaleno
That Smile On Your Face

Tale From The West

Tale From The West

Pedro Madaleno
That Smile On Your Face

That Smile On Your Face

That Smile On Your Face

Pedro Madaleno
That Smile On Your Face

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