December 3, 2021
Orquestra Jazz de Leiria
Sony Music Portugal

Orquestra Jazz de Leiria (OJL), a project by the musician César Cardoso, emerged in February 2011 with the aim of creating a quality training that brought together musicians from the region who dedicated themselves to the practice of this style of music.
Throughout its existence, the orchestra has produced and performed dozens of concerts, many of them with special guests, from the most varied areas of Portuguese music. These concerts were specifically and individually prepared for each of the invited artists, who saw their music “rewritten”, adapted and arranged in the context of “Big Band”.
With the aim of celebrating its first decade of existence in the best way, Orquestra Jazz de Leiria launched the challenge to all guests to participate in this first album which it named “Dez”, and with which it intends to leave its mark. in the history of music in Portugal.
“Dez” features guests David Fonseca, Luísa Sobral, Aurea, Maria João, Pedro Abrunhosa, Ana Bacalhau, Vânia Fernandes, Camané, Jorge Palma, Pedro Moreira, Miguel Araújo, Tomás Pimentel, Herman José and António Zambujo, and contains a new theme, written by David Fonseca and arranged by César Cardoso, which is the single from the album.
The repertoire on the album is based on original music, Portuguese music and Jazz Standards, all of them with arrangements specifically made for Orquestra Jazz de Leiria by César Cardoso and Pedro Nobre.


César Cardoso (artistic direction, conductor); José António Lopes (alto/soprano sax); Ivan Silvestre (alto sax); Vítor Lopes, João Cunha (tenor sax); Bruno Homem (baritone sax); Diogo Pedro, André Rocha, Cláudio Pinheiro, João Ferreira (trumpet/flugelhorn); Ruben da Luz, Nuno Carreira, Rui Correia (trombone); Daniel Marques (tuba); Paulo Santo (vibraphone); Adelino Oliveira (guitar); Pedro Nobre (piano/hammond B3); Diogo Dias (bass); João Maneta (drums).

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