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Auditório do Solar da Música Nova, Loulé / Fri 25 OCT 23h30

MUSIC / 50' / M6 / Free Admission

Mutual respect and friendship are the basis of Gabriel Ferrandini, Maria Reis and André Cepeda’s upcoming performance at Verão Azul. Maria Reis’ voice (Pega Monstro) meets Gabriel Ferrandini’s drums and André Cepeda’s “keen theatrical sense”, and they join forces again, after doing it at the Blues Photography Studio in Lisbon, for a performance that took place last year in November, and that it was thought to be unique.

Vocals: Maria Reis
Percussion: Gabriel Ferrandini
Light and Image: André Cepeda

Gabriel Ferrandini is himself the image of the universal music he plays. Born in Monterey, California, Gabriel lives in Lisbon since he was nine.
He proclaimed himself a musician since a very early age, quickly becoming one of the most important drum players operating in Portugal.
With Rodrigo Amado’s Motion Trio, the Red Trio, the electroacoustic group Flu and in other contexts, among which collaborations with renowned figures such as Rob Mazurek, Alberto Pinton, Alfred “23” Harth, Raymond Strid and David Stackenas, among others, Ferrandini has imprinted a very personal perspective on working with drumsticks, somewhere between the styles of Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love. As jazz.pt magazine has written, the future awaits him (Rui Eduardo Paes, journalist, critic and essayist).

Maria Reis was born in Lisbon in 1993. She is a composer, guitar player, singer and co-founder of the bands Os Passos em Volta, 100 Leio, Kridinhux and Pega Monstro, since she was 15 years old. She is also an editor, programmer, designer and producer of record label Cafedra Records. She recently premiered her solo career with the EP Maria, recorded and edited in August 2017. Currently she is preparing new songs for an upcoming album.

André Cepeda was born in Coimbra in 1976. In 2012 he was artist in residence at FAAP, S.Paulo, with a scholarship granted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Cepeda was shortlisted for the Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum (Amsterdam,2011), Prémio BESPhoto (Lisbon, 2010) and the Fundação EDP New Artists Prize (Lisbon, 2007). He has been showing his work regularly since 1999 in Portugal and abroad, emphasis for the 2010 Trienal de Arquitectura in Lisbon, the 2013 Fundação EDP and the 2014 Fundação de Serralves. This year he was the winning artist in the context of the partnership Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar/ EGEAC and Residency Unlimited, NY. His work is represented in multiple public and private collections.