Studies also include Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. Saxophone / flute player and composer, 2 albums released: "PRESSÕES DIGITAIS" (Digital Pressures - 91); "À BOLINA" (Bowline - 05), both from original compositions. Performed in several jazz, blues and new music festivals, tv shows, art bienals and similar events, with his quintet, "RUI AZUL INDEX", in Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium. Lived in Holland (79 - 83), there he played at Bim-Huis, Paradiso, Melkweg, B14 Jazzclub, Dizzy's, Sunship Jazzbunker, de Kroeg's, Composed musical scores for Theatre, soundtracks for films, cartoon movies, jingles for radio & tv stations and tv programs.
Lectures History of Jazz and Improvisation Aesthetics in music schools. Worked 18 years as Creative and Art Director on Advertising Agencies. Also Illustrator, cartoonist and comics author, his works are published on comic books, newspapers, and on school, technical or fiction books. His graphic works, drawings and paintings were present at art exibitions.
Presented a radio show, "jazzology". Actually performs multimedia concerts under the title "A HISTORIA do JAZZ & BLUES" with his band, RUI AZUL INDEX;He's also recording his new cd, playing with the MINNEMANN BLUES BAND(1), and collaborates with the band TRABALHADORES DO COMÉRCIO on live shows and on the new double cd, IBLUSSOM. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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