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Pedro Melo Alves

Pedro Melo Alves was born 1991 in Porto/ Portugal. The jazz drummer and composer started his musical career in rock/ fusion projects before studying drums, jazz and classical piano and composition. Since then, he won various awards as musician (ensemble and solo) as well as composer in Portugal and Spain, including the Composition Award Bernardo Sassetti 2016, which resulted in recording his first album „Omniae Ensemble“as composer and bandleader, recorded in 2017 with the newly founded Omniae Ensemble (Ensemble Portugal em Jazz 2016)

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“Alves was leading a septet that switched between perfect unisonos and moments of open improvisation, with music that has as much cerebral elements as moments of pleasure. This music thrives on the collective force, always focussed and always with high intensity.” (Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt)

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