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João Mortágua is a portuguese saxophonist and composer based in Coimbra; teaches jazz saxophone and combo at Coimbra Music Conservatory. He released 5 albums of his own: “Janela” (2014), “Mirrors”, “AXES” (2017), “Dentro da Janela” (2019) and "MAZAM: Land" (2020), all by portajazz.com/carimbo. Also plays with groups by Nuno Ferreira, André Fernandes, Carlos Bica, André Santos, Filipe Teixeira, Hugo Raro, Nelson Cascais, Diogo Alexandre, Luís Figueiredo, Paulo Santo, Bruno Pernadas, Jeffery Davis, Alexandre Coelho, Gonçalo Moreira & Bernardo Moreira, among other talented musicians/composers. Mortagua studied at Aveiro Music Conservatory and attended workshops in Siena, Begues and Guimaraes; finished his bachelor at Esmae (Porto) in 2009, where integrated the Combo of the year in 2007. In 2017 he was considered Jazz Musician of the Year by the national television.
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