Miguel Braga


Miguel Braga, MUSICIAN (Piano, Keyboards, Voice) COMPOSER, ARRANGER / PRODUCER Miguel Braga was born in Portugal in 1948. Starts his career in the sixties, playing in dancing bands. In the Seventies, he moves into jazzy areas, playing his own music with his own bands, in concerts and jazz clubs, all around Portugal and Europe (“Hot Club” – Lisboa, “Whisky Jazz – Madrid, Via Brasil – Paris, …). Many appearances in TV shows. He starts in the record business, working with the most important Portuguese Singers, such as Fernando Girão, Paulo de Carvalho, Lara Li, Carlos do Carmo, also in concerts. His own CD’s are: – RITUAL (Numérica – 1990) – GAIA (Numerica – 1992) JAZZY ARIAS (1994) He travels to Los Angeles to play with his friend, Fernando Girão, for a couple of months, in several Clubs (“LE CAFÉ”, “LaVeLee”, “AT MY PLACE”, etc.). He plays and jams with Chick Corea Electrik Band, the Miles Davis Band, Lyle Mays, Paquito d’Rivera, Abraham Laboriel, Ricardo Silveira, Hugo Fatturoso, Lou Bennett, Dennis Chambers, Paulo Braga, Portinho, Márcio Montarroyos, Ivan Lins, Carles Benavent, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Carli, Ruben Dantas, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim and many others. He brings his Friends, great PORTUGUESE ARTISTS, such as Carlos do Carmo, Fernando Girão, Paulo de Carvalho, Lara Li, Pedro Abrunhosa, Diana Basto, Paula Oliveira, André Sarbib, and also Ivan LINS and Márcio MONTARROYOS from Brasil, to his new record “SECRETA PASSAGEM”, singing Miguel’s original compositions and lyrics. He creates the “Elis Regina Tribute” and the “Ella Fitzgerald Tribute” concerts, with a lot of success ! He performed with his group in the: SOPETE JAZZ FESTIVAL (feat. Carles Benavent and Ruben Dantas), MATOSINHOS JAZZ FESTIVAL (feat. Flora Purim and Airto Moreira). He presented his new project – TRANSA ATLÂNTICA with Márcio Montarroyos, in: FUNCHAL JAZZ, Madeira Island (feat. Portinho), FESTIVAL in VITÓRIA, Brasil (feat. Ricardo Silveira), MAPUTO- Moçambique (feat. Lara Li ), MATOSINHOS JAZZ FESTIVAL (feat. Ernie Watts) and SANTARÉM JAZZ FESTIVAL (feat. Fernando Girão ) also as artistic director. JAZZ ‘n GAIA 2008 joined TRANSA ATLÂNTICA (feat. Antonio Serrano, Leonardo Amuedo, Carlos Carli and André Sarbib ) with IVAN LINS and VI ALBUFEIRA JAZZ featured TRANSA ATLÂNTICA with Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, F. Girão … Also played at the MADRID JAZZ FESTIVAL with Ivan Lins and Antonio Serrano. 2010-new Cd “Levemente” LARA LI & MIGUEL BRAGA. A great perfomance at the 7o DOURO JAZZ FESTIVAL. Now, recording new “TRANSA ATLÂNTICA” (live) and “PIANO, piano” (solo). 2011- “IVAN LINS invites MIGUEL BRAGA” and “2 FRIENDS, 2 PIANOS”(feat. André Sarbib) at Casa da Música. 2012- “Santa Teresa Festival” (ES) BRASIL (feat. Ricardo Silveira, Arthur Maia & Kiko
Freitas). New Cd “LIKE A TREE” (Miguel Braga in Transa Atlântica). 2014 – ELVAS JAZZ FESTIVAL. Arrangements & co-producer “Os Lados do Mar” (JLTinoco tribute). Recording “LINStrument” (Miguel Braga TriO plays Ivan Lins music).