BIO & CV

BIO

From jazz to gnawa music, electro-acoustic trance to total improvisation, in solo or in a big band, collaborating on dance and theatre productions and making soundtracks for movies (including “John From” which got him a nomination for Best Original Music at the Fénix Awards 2016 in Mexico), João Lobo maintains a versatile career as a musician mainly playing the drums.

He is the co-founder of Oba Loba, Going, Tetterapadequ, Norman, Mulabanda, and a proud member of Giovanni Guidi Trio, Mâäk, MikMâäk and Ghalia Benali & Mâäk: MwSOUL.

He has recorded more than 40 albums, some self-produced and others for labels such as ECM, Clean Feed, CamJazz, De Werf, El Negocito, three:four records, Challenge, NEOS.

He has performed and/or recorded in many countries around the world with many musicians including Enrico Rava, Marshall Allen, Rosewell Rudd, Carlos Bica, Nate Wooley, Maalem Hassan Zogari, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Thomas Morgan, Chris Corsano, and collaborates intensely with Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, Lynn Cassiers, Manolo Cabras, Giovanni Guidi and Laurent Blondiau.

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CV

Name: João Lobo

Place and Date of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal, 19th January 1981

Nationality: Portuguese

Email: joaolobomusic@gmail.com

Mobile: +32 488 57 22 28

 

MUSICAL EDUCATION:

1999-2001: Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal

2000-2001: Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional

2001-2006: Royal Conservatory of The Hague- Bachelor in Jazz-Percussion

2002 and 2003: Siena International Jazz Seminar

 

BANDS:

Solo, Norman, Norberto Lobo/João Lobo duo, Oba Loba, Going, Cornettada, Tetterapadequ, Mulabanda, Giovanni Guidi Trio, Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure, Mâäk Quintet, MikMâäk, Ghalia Benali & Mâäk: MwSoul, Trance Mission, Punk Kong, Daniele Martini Quartet.

 

DISCOGRAPHY:

2003:

Movimentos Perpétuos-Música para Carlos Paredes (compilation) with Verdes Sons, Universal Records

2005:

Enter with As Guests Quartet, Baileo

Fala Mongue with Munchen, ed. autor

2007:

Indian Summer with Giovanni Guidi Quartet, CamJazz

Da Alma with Júlio Resende, Clean Feed

Novos Talentos Fnac 07 (compilation) with Tetterapadequ, Fnac

2008:

Novos Talentos Fnac 08 (compilation) with Norman, Fnac

Bitter Love Songs with Scott Fields Freetet, Clean Feed

The House Behind This One with Giovanni Guidi Quartet, CamJazz

This American Life with Scott Fields Ensemble, NEOS

And The Missing R with Tetterapadequ, Clean Feed

2009:

Norman with Norman, Skinpin Records

The Unknown Rebel Band with Govanni Guidi, CamJazz

2010:

Kuruwasan with KuRuWaSaN, Quinto Quarto

Seminare Vento with Alexandra Grimal, Freelance Records

Matéria Prima with Carlos Bica, Clean Feed

Playing Games with Eef van Breen Group, Challenge Records

Live in Milano with Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure, El Negocito Records

Roll Call with Hugo Antunes, Clean Feed

MULABANDA with Mulabanda, Quinto Quarto

Long Stories and Short Tales with Manuel Hermia Trio, Igloo

2011:

Fotografia with Francesco Turrisi, Diatribe Records

2012:

Music From Movements with WEGO, WEGO

Changing Scenes with Eef Van Breen Group, Challenge Records

Lift Your Toes with Mulabanda, Silent Water/Quinto Quarto

2013:

City of Broken Dreams with Giovanni Guidi Trio, ECM Records

Going I with Going, Silent Water

Mogul de Jade with Norberto Lobo/João Lobo, Mbari

Songs of Experience with Francesco Turrisi, Taquin Records

2014:

Dream And Drone Orchestra with Dream&Drone Orchestra, Silent Water

Os Meus Shorts II with Os Meus Shorts, Bankrobber/Bravo/Gandula/Ultra-Local Records

Nine with Mâäk, W.E.R.F

Oba Loba with Norberto Lobo & João Lobo, Shhpuma/Silent Water

2015:

This Is The Day with Giovanni Guidi Trio, ECM Records

Chlopingle with Tetterapadequ, Creative Sources

MikMâäk with MikMâäk, W.E.R.F

Going II Machinery with Going, Silent Water

Mount Ananea (5853) (Side B) with Norberto Lobo/João Lobo, (no label)

2016:

Descanso Del Dopo Popo with Tetterapadequ, Cylinder Records (3″cd)

Pangatuna with Tetterapadequ, Fortune

Lonely Cedar with Punk Kong, Mister Nakayasi

Legacy Of Ashes with Nate Wooley/Daniele Martini/João Lobo, Creative Sources

2017:

Nowruz in solo, three:four records

Sir Robert Williams with Oba Loba, silent water/three:four records

 

FESTIVALS AND VENUES:

Centro Cultural de Belém, Casa da Música, Culturgest, Teatro Maria Matos, Centro Cultural Vila Flôr, Festival Bons Sons, Museu do Chiado, Zigurfest, Hot Clube de Portugal, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Teatro São Luíz (PT); Umbria Jazz, Clusone Jazz Festival, Bolzano Jazz Festival, Bergamo Jazz, Venezia Jazz Festival, Alexanderplatz, Young Jazz In Town, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Casa Del Jazz, Villa Cellimontana, Il Torrione (IT); Flagey, Botanique, Middelheim Jazz Festival, Jazz in ‘t Park, Gaume Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Liège, Winter Jazz Festival, Festival Des Libertés, Théâtre Marni, Recyclart, Les Ateliers Claus, Jacques Pelzer, GLIMPS Festival, Meakusma Festival (BE); Festival de Jazz de La Défense, MIDEM (Cannes), Festival de Jazz d’Avignon, D’Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Le Mans, Festival de Jazz d’Orléans, Rendez-vousde L’Erdre (FR); North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, Paradox, Paradiso, Melkweg (NL); Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz Unterfahrt, Loft (DE); Mai Jazz Festival (NO); New Baltic Dance Festival (LIT); Slovakian National Radio, Konvergentie Festival (SLK); Festival Antigel, Cave 12, Stanser Musiktage (CH); Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cafe Oto, Vortex (GB), Rimousky Jazz Festival (CAN); Velvet Lounge, Zebulon, Cornelia Street Café, Roulette (USA); Bourbon Street Jazz Club, Teatro Alvorada (BR), Airegin, Guggenheim, Candy, Nardis (JP), European Music Festival (VIET).

 

MUSICIANS I PERFORMED WITH:

Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Marshall Allen, Carlos Bica, Julian Arguelles, Mário Laginha, Chris Corsano, Darrin Grey, Akira Sakata, Nate Wooley, Thomas Morgan, Michael Attias, John Hebert, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, Pak Yan Lau, Giovanni Guidi, Alexandra Grimal, Nélson Veras, Scott Fields, Fred Lomberg-Holm, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Gianluca Petrella, Manolo Cabras, Lynn Cassiers, Scott Roller, Matthias Schubert, Nico Roig, Joachim Badenhorst, Riccardo Luppi, Michelle Rabbia, Giovanni Maier, Francesco Turrisi, Emmanuele Cisi, Mário Delgado, Nuno Rebelo, Marco Franco, Francesco Bigoni, Daysuke Takaoka, Dan Kinzelman, Bert Joris, Ben Sluijs, Erik Vermeulen, Sal Larocca, Sanne van Hek, Brice Soniano, Daniele Martini, Bruno X, André Fernandes, Oriol Roca, Augusto Pirodda, Hugo Antunes, Stefano Senni, Toine Thys, Manuel Hermia, Carlos Barreto, Bernardo Sassetti, Sebastian Gramss, Matthias Schriefl, Michal Vanoucek, Maalem Hassan Zoghari, Maalem Mohamed Zevzev, Grégoire Tirtiaux, Marek Patrman, Nicola Andrioli, Júlio Resende, Bernardo Moreira, Laurent Blondiau, Guillaume Orti, Jeroen van Herzeele, Michel Massot, Dan Peck, Claude Tchamitchian, Marc Ducret, Geoffroy De Masure, Fabian Fiorini, Bart Maris, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Niels Van Heertum, Susana Santos Silva, Li Ti Qiao.

 

CONTESTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

2001: 1st Prize at “Jovens Criadores” (Portugal) with Munchen.

2002: Scholarship at the “International Siena Jazz Seminar” (Italy).

2004: 1st Prize at the “Pim Jacobs Prize” (Netherlands) with As Guests Qarttet.

2004: 1st Prize at the “Dutch Jazz Competition” (Netherlands) with As Guests Quartet.

2006: Finalist at the “Hoeilarts Jazz Contest”(Belgium), with We Ride Bikes.

2007: 3rd Prize at “La Défense Jazz Festival” (France), with Alexandra Grimal Quartet.

2007: 1st Prize at the “Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon”(France), with Alexandra Grimal Quartet.

2011: Octave de la Musique 2011 (catégorie Jazz) (Belgique), with Manuel Hermia Trio

2016: Nominated for “Best Original Music” at “Fénix Film Awards” (Mexico) 

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE:

WEGO: A Performance in Concert

Performed in The Netherlands, Denmark and Spain between 2003 and 2006.

Unfinishd Company

Member since 2006. Performances at the Bimhuis and OT301 (NL).

WEGO: Music From Movements

Performed in The Netherlands and Denmark in 2012.

All Instruments

Premiered at Festival Antigel (Genève,CH) and Festival Danseur (Bruxelles,BE) in 2013.

Two Women And A Drummer

Ballets Confidentiels.

Kawral

Co-Production MET-X/Théâtre 140/Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine/La Briqueterie-CDC du Val-de-Marne. Premiered at Théâtre 140 (BE) in 2016.

 

FILM:

Musical Director and Composer of Original Music for the movie JOHN FROM by João Nicolau premiered in 2015.

Music for Salomé Lamas’s Mount Ananea Instalation at Fundação Serralves, 2015 and the movie El Dorado XXI 2016, with Norberto Lobo.

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