Bernardo Moreira began his musical studies at the age of 16, having attended the Academia dos Amadores de Música in Lisbon and studied with Fernando Flores, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson, Rufus Reid and Reggie Workman.
In parallel with his career as a musician, he is currently a professor at the Jazz School of the Hot Club de Portugal.
With the Mário Laginha Quartet, he performed in Europalia (Belgium and Luxembourg). Also with this musician and Julian Argüelles, he toured England at that time. He also played with the legendary Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller and Eddie Henderson in a series of concerts in honor of Art Blakey. In 1993, he toured the United States with Moreiras Quinteto and vibraphonist Steve Nelson, playing at the North Carolina International Jazz Festival.
He participated in concerts with Norma Winstone and Conrad Herwig and performed in Spain with the legendary Art Farmer, Ricky Ford and the Italian singer Maria Pia de Vito. He also performs concerts with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa as a guest soloist.
In the following years, the recording of the CD Luandando with Freddie Hubbard stands out, in addition to concerts and recordings with saxophonists Steve Slagle and Rick Margitza. Between 1996 and 1997 he participated in the Serralves Jazz Festival, with the Enrico Rava Quartet; at the Gulbenkian Jazz Festival, with the Hot Club's Big Band and the singer Maria João and at Jazz Um Dia de Verão, with the Moreiras Quinteto. In addition, he performed several concerts in the country with Rich Perry, Jimmy Owens, Bruce Barth and Phil Markowitz.
At the Guimarães Jazz Festival, he was part of the All Star Big Band directed by Michael Gibbs with musicians such as Perico Sambeat, Mário Laginha, João Moreira, Nguyên Lê, Martin France and Julian Argüelles. At Jazz em August 99 at Acarte, with the Hot Club's Big Band, he participated in a tribute to Duke Ellington alongside guest Mark Turner.
He toured with Benny Golson and the Big Band of the Hot Club Portugal, in addition to presenting his new musical project “Homenagem a Carlos Paredes” at the Coimbra Jazz Festival in November 2000. He participated in the presentation of the Viagens suite, integrating the Pedro Moreira's septet at the Guimarães Jazz Festival and at Culturgest in Lisbon.
His discography includes Luandando do Moreiras Quinteto with Freddie Hubbard (Movieplay), Encontro em Lisboa with Eddie Henderson (Movieplay), Tudo Muda – Bernardo Moreira Trio with Steve Slagle (Movieplay) and records by Maria Viana, Big Band Hot Club Portugal (with Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller and Eddie Henderson), Nanã Sousa Dias, Quartet by Mário Laginha, Trio by Carlo Morena with Rick Margitza, Paulo Gomes and Fátima Serro.
JR 045 CDPipe Tree
JR 044 CDDawn To Dusk
JR043 CDSexteto de Bernardo Moreira
JR 042 CDTurquoise Dream
JR041 CDFail Better!
JR038 CDFonte Grande
JR 040 CDGoes Without Saying, But It's Got To Be Said ( Sold Out)
JR 039 CDPerspectrum