André Sousa Machado

Drums and Percussion

He began his studies of drums in 1980 at the Hot Club Portugal’s School of Jazz. In '85 he attended the Academy of Music Amateurs where he concluded the 5th grade of Musical Training.

Attended and participated in several workshops directed and taught by internationally renowned musicians, such as Kenny Washington and Alan Dawson ( Projazz New York Jazz All Stars 1991 and 1993 , respectively), Paul Motian , Dom Famularo , Carl Palmer ; the guitarist John Abercrombie and the saxophonist David Liebman.

Throughout his career accompanied many well-known musicians from the international jazz scene such as Tete Montoliú, Steve Slagle, Phil Markowitz, Conrad Herwig, Andy Shepard, Karl Berger, Benny Golson, Akiko Pavolka, Matt Pavolka, but also nationals where they can highlight, António Pinho Vargas, Mario Laginha, Bernardo Sassetti, Carlos Barreto, Bernardo Moreira, Paula Oliveira, Marta Hugon, Pedro Moreira, André Fernandes, Jorge Reis.

Being a versatile musician, accompanied various Portuguese artists. Between 1984 and 1992 he joined the band of singer/songwriter Fausto, with who he worked regularly. Between 2000 and 2003 , was part of the band of singer/songwriter Mafalda Veiga. Acted and also accompanied Vitorino, Sérgio Godinho, and Brigada Victor Jara. Currently, the band includes singer Marta Hugon, the Hot Clube Portugal Septet, and the Hot Club Portugal Orchestra.

Its activity has been also divided as a drum teacher, having taught at several music schools.