João Capinha is a professor at the School of Jazz Hot Club of Portugal, Lisbon Conservatories and Caldas da Rainha.
Integrates the Big Band Hot Club of Portugal, Reunion Big Jazz Band, Tora Tora Big Band, Big Band Barreiro and Big Band of the City of Nazareth. Also works as a freelancer with "20 songs for Zeca Afonso”, K7, Paulo Duarte and Overground Jazz Collective, among others. Leads formations “doBop & drums" and " Diabolus in Jazz “.
He began his musical studies at 10 years old. He attended the Conservatory of Caldas da Rainha, which concluded the 5th grade. Attended among others: Courses for Young Musicians of Caldas da Rainha, 3rd International Workshop Jazz of Tavira, 2nd Stage Big Band - Piaget Institute / HCP. Participated in the Jazz Festival in S.Luiz Theater in 2005 and 2008 and in the West Brass Orchestra. Taught in Musicaldas 2010 in the area of Introduction to Jazz Saxophone and Combo. Collaborated on recordings in music Pop and Hip - Hop. Worked with several teachers as Mário Marques, Perico Sambeat, Henk Van Twillert, Pedro Moreira, Bernardo Sassetti, Greg Tardy, Francisco Blanco "Latin", John Swana, Peter Madaleno, Michael Lauren, Adelino Mota, Jorge Reis, Lars Arens, Afonso Pais and Gonçalo Marques.