Anna Lundqvist Music

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ANNA LUNDQVIST LISBOA CINCO is my new quintet, based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Together with me it’s a group of five with Portugal’s most exciting and eminent jazz musicians. They all have a special take on music and jazz, hold their own voice and have impeccable skills.
After years of visiting and working in Lisbon I decided it was time to start my own Lisbon based quintet. An all star band together with my compositions and what I cherich the most – a solid interplay. I’ve handpicked everyone for this group and the music that I compose is based on each individual person and their musical edge.
Check out our demo on Soundcloud. It was recorded Feb. 13, 2020 in beautiful Atlântico Blue Studio (located in Oeiras outside Lisbon) by André Tavares, mixed by Petter Eriksson, Korp-ljud.

I’m so proud and excited to present this new band to you and I hope to get your interest up for booking us the upcoming season!
bookings and info: annalundqvist.bookings@gmail.com or klick here: YO!

 

Biographies:

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ANNA LUNDQVIST, b 1977 in Stockholm
vocals/composer

Anna was born in Stockholm but raised in a small village called Mellerud in the west of Sweden, in a musical family where both parents were musicians, composers/arrangers and conductors in the classical genre. She went to music high school at in Karlstad and took the jazz musicians’ program at Skurups Folkhögskola. She graduated in the year 2000 and has been working professionally as a jazz vocalist and composer ever since. Anna Lundqvist Quintet has always been her main project. She started the group and established her name on the Swedish jazz scene in 2005. With the quintet, she has released five highly acclaimed albums. The last one, “MEWE” (2017), got great reviews worldwide and was also nominated for “jazz of the year 2018” at the prestigious Manifestgalan, Stockholm.Besides ALQ, she also leads Anna Lundqvist Lisboa Cinco, a band based in her beloved ”second home” Lisbon, and in Stockholm she is part of the duo Anna Lundqvist & Jonas André (piano).

From the start, she decided to focus on her own compositions and projects, a strong hallmark of her career. She has also worked as a producer for other musicians, in jazz as well as other genres. Occasionally she freelances in temporary musical projects as a vocalist and composer, or as a university lecturer in vocal technique, jazz ensemble (interplay/improvisation), and composition. For more detailed information and resume, please visit her website.
www.annalundqvistmusic.com

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FILIPE RAPOSO, b 1979 in Lisbon
piano

Filipe Raposo has a master’s degree in jazz piano performance from the Royal College of Music (Stockholm), and a bachelor’s degree in classical composition from Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
When he was a child, his grandmother’s piano was his favorite toy, and this gave him the impulse to start piano studies at the age of eleven. A quick musical development led him to discover improvisation on his own, and during his classical training as a pianist, he soon became interested in jazz, improvised music, and fado. Aiming to develop his own language, where classical, folk, and jazz meet, he constantly seeks new challenges as a composer and a musician.

Since 2001, Filipe works as a composer, arranger, and pianist with many of the leading names in Portuguese music and film. He collaborates regularly with the major songwriters: Sérgio Godinho, José Mário Branco, Fausto, Vitorino, Janita Salomé, Amélia Muge, Camané, Carminho, Maria João. “First Falls” (2012), his first album as a band leader, reveals a wide range of influences, unified by improvisation. For the album he was awarded the prestigious Amália’s Foundation Prize, a confirmation of a magnificent young composer in dialogue with exceptional musicians.

In 2013, he wrote an original composition for an exhibition called Fashion Innovation 3 at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm.
He also composes music for theaters and orchestras, and during 2020 he is composing his first piano concert for Clássica do Sul Symphony Orchestra. Premiere in May 2020.
www.filiperaposo.com

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ANTÓNIO QUINTINO, b 1988 in Lisbon
double bass

António Quintino was raised in a musical family, even though none of his family members were professional musicians. He taught himself to play the guitar and accordion, which he played on occasion with his father. In 2004, Quintino started to play the electric bass at JB Jazz School in Lisbon, with the teachers Gustavo Roriz and Francesco Valente. The following year he took up the double bass, and studied with Yuri Daniel, Nuno Alan, and Demian Cabaud.
He later entered the Superior School of Music of Lisbon (ESML), taking masterclasses from the likes of John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dan Weiss, and Ohad Talmor. Quintino was presented with the Outstanding Musician Award in 2011. He has also studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, having the privilege to work with such musicians as Billy Hart, Larry Grenadier and Anders Jormin there, and later on also in New York City.
In September 2011, along with trio colleagues Daniel Bernardes and Pedro Felgar, Quintino was awarded the 2nd Prize ex aequo at the Young Musicians Competition at Casa da Música in Porto.

Alongside his own projects, he has also worked and recorded as a side man with José Mário Branco, Dead Combo, Maria João, Sara Serpa & André Matos, Scott Reeves, Dan Weiss, Mário Laginha, John Ellis, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, André Santos, Manuel Paulo, Nancy Vieira, Christian Pabst, Franck Amsallem, Afonso Pais, João Moreira, Desidério Lázaro, Luís Figueiredo, Luís Madureira, Fernando Alvim, Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson, Adam Cruz, Antonio Hart, Ulysses Owens, Rodney Green, and Kengo Nakamura, among others.
www.antonioquintino.com

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JOEL SILVA, b 1982 in Leiria
drums

Joel Silva started his musical studies in 1997 at EMOL (School of Music of Orfeão de Leiria) and finished in 2008 with a degree in jazz at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), where he studied drums with Michael Lauren.

After that his career got going, and as a side man he has played concerts and festivals all over the world with renowned artists such as:
Robin Eubanks, Julian Argüelles, Carlos Barretto, Maria João, Bernardo Moreira, João Moreira, Matt Penman, Francesco Bearzatti, Júlio Resende, Salomão Soares, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Will Vinson, Phil Dwyer, Pietro Tonolo, Baptiste Trotignon, Perico Sambeat, Nick Smart, Leo Montana, Reinier Baas, Daniel Bernardes, Jon Irabagon, Ole Morten Vågan, Abe Rabade, Chris Kase, Cláudio Andrade, Luis Avellar, Andy Sheppard, and many more.
He was invited to join the faculty of the Masters in Jazz course at the University of Aveiro during the academic year of 2011/2012.

In 2014, he released his first album in his own name, entitled “Geyser,” which got 4.5 stars by the All About Jazz website and was considered by the newspaper Público as one of the great jazz albums published in Portugal. He also produced “Paris, Lisbon,” Portuguese mega star and Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral’s second album.

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RICARDO TOSCANO, b 1993 in Lisbon
alto saxophone

Ricardo Toscano was a young prodigy who knew exactly where he was headed from the start. As a gifted student, he was offered to study jazz at Lisbon for Music. He also went to a lot of workshops and master classes, including top names such as Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone.

After that he went on to the National Conservatory, where he studied for two years, and the Metropolitan Vocational School, where he continued to study clarinet with Jorge Camacho, Nuno Gonçalves, and João Ramos. At Escola do Hot, at the age of 16, he had the opportunity to study with Desidério Lázaro, who became a kind of a mentor.

Despite his youth, Ricardo Toscano has a strong connection to the time-honored jazz tradition, which clearly marks his attitude as a saxophonist. He released his debut album in 2018, the eponymous album “Ricardo Toscano Quartet Feat. João Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristão e João Lopes Pereira,” which got great reviews both nationally and abroad. To date, he has played with most musicians in Lisbon, if not Portugal, and he has been presented and acknowledged with awards like the “Músico de Jazz do ano 2015 5 Minutos de Jazz Antena1,” the “Músico de Jazz do ano 2015 Jazz.pt,” and the “Prémio Jovens Músicos RTP 2011.”
www.ricardotoscano.com

 

photos: Filipe Raposo (Atlântico Blue Studio Feb 18, 2020)

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