AboutJoao born in Belem, Brazil. He is an established composer, arranger, music producer, and performer specializing in jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and contemporary pop music genres/style.
In Brazil, Joaos impressive collaborative record includes a string of esteemed national and international artists and orchestras, including the Amazon Jazz Band, Symphonic Orchestra of Theatro da Paz, Symphonic Jazz Orchestra of Sao Paulo, Paulo Andre Barata, and You Records (USA), to name but a few.
In France (Paris, Clermont Ferrand,) he directed several musical groups specializing in Brazilian music. In 1999, Joao moved to Boston, USA, after receiving a full scholarship from the Brazilian Government and the Berklee College of Music, Boston, from which he graduated with bachelor degree in jazz composition in 2001.
In 2003, Joao was awarded another full scholarship at the University of Missouri, USA,where he attained a Master degree in music composition. In 2005, Joao went to Vietnam (Ho Chi Mihn), to collaborate in two CD with famed Vietnamese saxophone master, Tran Manh Tuan. After Vietnam, he moved to Macau, where he worked as a performer and arranger.
In 2007, Joao began his PhD studies in music composition at the University of Hong Kong, where he is now PHD in cognitive, learning and creative processes in music composition and improvisation.