Miguel Amado

bass guitar/ composer

Lisbon based bass player and composer Miguel Amado, has been active on the Portuguese jazz scene for over a decade.

“Story to be Told” is Miguel Amado’s third CD, released under his own name, after "This is Home" (2010) and “Mensagens de Fumo” (2004). He has also been working extensively as sideman, playing with some of Portugal’s most established jazz musicians, in projects like Pedro Madaleno’s Underpressure, Spill, Ficções or LUME (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble) among many others.

He also does some freelancer work for artists in other musical areas, like pop music and R&B. Having performed live, and recorded with a good number of Portugal’s biggest names.

In this latest recording, "Story to be Told" Amado had the most valuable contributions from several well known musicians in the Portuguese jazz scene.

Besides the performing area, Miguel Amado is also a teacher. He taught for some years in highly regarded Hot Clube Jazz School, and is presently teaching in Lusíada Jazz University and Musicentro music school.