João Martins


João Martins began his musical studies in 1993 at the Filarmónica Banda Vaguense. In 1995, he was admitted to the Aveiro Conservatory of Music and, in 2004, he completed the Supplementary Course in Saxophone (8th Grade). In 2007, he entered the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Porto (ESMAE), in the Jazz - Saxophone course, completing his degree in 2009. As part of the ESMAE Jazz Septet, he participated in the VI Jazz Festival of the S. Luiz Theatre, winning the prize for "Best Ensemble". At the JOBRA Conservatory of Music (Branca, Albergaria-a-Velha), in 2010, he created the first Professional Jazz Instrumentalist Course at national level, where he assumed the functions of teacher and course director, until 2013. In 2017 he completed his Master's Degree in Music Teaching at the University of Aveiro. In addition to his activity as a freelance jazz musician, he has collaborated as a musician and arranger in the area of contemporary Portuguese popular music with artists such as: Miguel Araújo, António Zambujo, Pedro Abrunhosa, Expensive Soul, Os Azeitonas, Dino d'Santiago, Marta Ren, Virgul, Tiago Nacarato, Os Quatro e Meia, Elisa Rodrigues, Virgem Suta, among others. In the pedagogical area, he currently teaches at the University of Aveiro - where he coordinates activities related to Jazz - and at the JOBRA Music Conservatory, regularly teaching several jazz / improvisation workshops throughout the country. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Aveiro, in the area of composition, under the supervision of the professor Paulo Perfeito.