Alexandre Alves

Drums and Percussion

Alexandre Alves was born in Torres Vedras in June 11, 1979. When he was 17 years old started take drumm lessons with Manuel Barreto. In 1996, 1998 and 1999 participated in workshops organized by the Municipality of Lourdes and the Hot Club. 

Between 1998 and 2002 he also attended a degree in early childhood education, having worked as a teacher between September 2002 and December 2007.

Between 2004 and 2007 he also attended classes at school with teachers JB Jazz Carlos Miguel and Bruno Pedroso. Also since 2004 he started playing regularly and professionally with others musicians such as Antonio Palma , Ricardo Cruz , Guto Lucena , Gustavo Roriz , Barbara Lagido , Luis Bellies , José Maria , John Hasselberg , John Firmin , Melo D , Filipe Melo , Mario Franco, Sergio Pelagius , Luis Cunha , Paula Sousa , André Carvalho , Massimo Cavalli , Gonçalo Sousa , Yuri Daniel , Miguel Amado , Anthony Quinn , João Ferreira , Mick Thunderstorm, Sebastien Schiriffe , Bruno Santos , António Pinto , Daniel Vieira , Bruno kicks , Gonçalo Marques , Gonçalo Pleasures Claus Nymark , Nelson Cascais , Alexandre Diniz , Bruno Duro , Carlos Garcia , Ciro Bertini , Felipe Fontenelle , Miguel Andrade , Desiderio Lazaro , Dudas , Filipe Raposo , Ruben Alves , Joan Rivers , Victor Zamora ; like regular participation or collaboration with groups like Dan Hewson 4teto , ebony , Big Band Reunion , CCC , Les Elephants Therribles , Elle , Mud , Big Band West , André Sardet , Susana Félix , Mafalda Veiga , João Gil , Paulo de Carvalho , Tito Paris , Passion p'laTónica , Basket , etc.

Also had the opportunity to participate in 2007 on the soundtrack of the series “A quaint world."

Recently participated in workshops in C.C.B. with the objective to show jazz to children (from 3 years), the project “Banjaz - a weird bug” (theater play / DVD / CD). It is drummer in the project «The 5 senses of jazz 'and' Singing together" project.

In June 2011, completed a degree in Jazz at the School of Music. Between January and July 2012 was part of the Mus project, and as a musician in college D. Maria Pia Casa Pia de Lisboa, having collaborated with the 3rd and 4th years. In the academic year 2011/2012 teaches discipline battery in the professional course of Alcobaça Music Academy / Secondary School Inês de Castro.