Medinea On Air
Guitarist | Composer
Afonso Pais (b. 1979) studied jazz at the Hot Clube de Portugal. He joined the Big Band made by students and partners of HCP (the Big Villas Band), where he was chosen to be school representative on the 8 th meeting of the “International Association of Schools of Jazz” (Siena, Italy, 1997). He pursued his study in the New School University/Mannes College of Music, New York. On December 2000, he graduated with a degree in Performance in the program of “Jazz and Contemporary Music”. The first achievement of Afonso was Terranova, a record that came out through the label Trem Azul/Clean Feed. This group features Carlos Barreto (double bass) and Alexandre Frazão (drums). His second album, Subsequências, was recorded with Carlos Barreto, Alexandre Frazão and Edu lobo (voice). The project was presented in Culturgest (Lisbon), Festival de Jazz do Valado de Frades (2006) and the Teatro São Luiz (Lisbon, 2007). In 2010, the Afonso released Fluxorama (JACC Records) with Albert Sanz and RJ Miller. Since 2009, Afonso has taught jazz at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
(This text was partly drawn from https://www.jacc-records.com/en/musicians/afonso-pais)