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Saxophone (classic and jazz) + Improvisation (all levels)

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As an experienced teacher, my classes give special focus to the student's needs. All the materials are contextualized so that the learning of the saxophone is not a mechanical practice, but, above all, artistic. The special attention I give to the way music is fun is an advantage of my classes!

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Student has to own a saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Location

At teacher's location: Nieuwendijk, Amsterdam, Nederland

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
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Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch

About Me

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José, saxophonist and composer, was born in Luxembourg in 1991. He moved to Portugal and began his musical studies at the local band in Figueira da Foz. Later I have entered the David de Sousa Conservatory of Music to the saxophone class of the professor José Firme. He then moved to Espinho to study in Espinho Profissional School of Music, an undergraduate professional school, where he studied with Fernando Ramos, Gilberto Bernardes and Francisco Ferreira. In 2010 José entered ESMAE (Higher School of Music and Arts of the Show), the University of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, where he holds the degree of bachelor in Jazz Saxophone Performance. There he studied in the Jazz Department with Mário Santos, Nuno Ferreira, Carlos Azevedo, Abe Rábade, among others.
In 2017 he began his Master Studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam being tutored by Ben van Gelder, Joris Roelofs and Jasper Blom which I finished in 2019 with a 9.5 / 10.

He is an active musician playing and touring around Europe with many international bands; he's a guest soloist in several large formations like OJM (Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra) and BSP (Portuguese Symphony Band). As a composer, his main focus is to convey his experience to specific set of musicians like his Quartet (with Youngwoo Lee on piano, Jort Terwijn on Bass and Sun Mi Hong on drums), he's trio (Gonçalo Neto on guitar and Alessandro Fongaro on bass) or he's co-led trio with the Mexican singer-songwriter Fuensanta Mendéz and the astonishing trumpet player Alistair Payne. He also writes for his duo with Harmen Fraanje, a very intimate and boundary.less duo.

Besides his own projects, Soares has been a requested musician for several bands with whom he has been recording his work: Ensemble Super Moderne (winner of the Best Jazz Album 2015, JazzLogical), AXES (winner of the Best Jazz Album 2017), Liquid Identities (Keep and Eye Competition 2019), Eduardo Cardinho Quintet (winner of “Jovens Musicians Award” 2014), Jeffery Davis Quintet, João Grilo ea Longifolia, Mané Fernandes “The Mantra of The Phat Lotus”, Pedro Melo Alves' Omniae Ensemble, AXES, Guy Tristan Salamon (Keep an Eye Records winner 2018), Giuseppe Campisi, among many others.

Education

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Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho (EPME, Espinho - Portugal), Escola de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE, Porto - Portugal), Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA, Amsterdam - The Netherlands).

Experience / Qualifications

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I was a teacher in the following schools:
-Braga Jazz School (EJB)
-Associação Convívio Guimarães
-School of Jazz do Porto

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