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Coliseu Micaelense reopens with a concert by Pedro Abrunhosa

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Pedro Abrunhosa’s concert marks the reopening of the Coliseu Micaelense, in Ponta Delgada, on March 6

The Coliseu Micaelense reopens its doors on March 6, almost a year after being closed due to the pandemic, to receive Pedro Abrunhosa’s concert. It is scheduled for 9 pm and the entrance costs between 13 and 15 euros.

Tickets can be purchased at the Colosseum ticket office, from Tuesday to Friday, from 3 pm to 7 pm (when events occur, the ticket office is open from 3 pm to 9 pm during the week and from 5 pm to 9 pm on weekends) and at bol.pt.

Pedro Abrunhosa has always chosen the most difficult path for his career. His public history does not begin with a garage band but with the Conservatory. He did not start by gaining fame in light music to later venture into more daring projects.

At 16 he studied Analysis, Composition and History of Music with Álvaro Salazar and Jorge Peixinho at the Porto School of Music and, later, with Cândido Lima at the Conservatory. He entered the music through the classical way. And when he came to jazz he was a scholar playing that genre.

He studied and played with Todd Coolman, Joe Hunt, Wallace Rooney, Gerry Nyewood and Steve Brown. And then with Adriano Aguiar and Alejandro Erlich Oliva, his double bass masters.

Abrunhosa participated in international seminars, formed bands, played in orchestras, performed tours. He collaborated with great figures like Paul Motion, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Billy Hart. He taught double bass at the Hot Club de Lisboa school, founded the Porto Jazz School, the “Cool Jazz Orchestra”, the “Máquina do Som” and, finally, the “Bandemónio”, a group entirely made up of his students.

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