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  • Acácio Salero was born in Viana do Castelo in 1967. At 18 he entered in the Oporto’s Jazz Scholl where he studied whit Mário Barreiro and later became a teacher. He was one of the founding menbers of the “Septet Jazz of Oporto” and The Jazz Orchestra Of Oporto. In 1988 he went to Madrid to participate in workshops whit Adam Nussbaum, John Abercrombei, Jim McNealy, Jerry Bergonzi and Maíki Richmond.

    In 1990 and 1991 he also took part in workshops whit Kenny Washington, Alan Dawson, Sir Roland Hanna, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Hall Galper, Ira Gitler and Bill Pierce.

    In 1994 he was asked to co-direct whit Bill Goodwin (drummer of the Phil Woods Quintet) in the drum program and percussion for “Artico”, an organization supported by the European Union which organizes courses for professional musicians in Lisbon area.

    In 1995, he recorded “which way what” of the composer and saxophone player Patrick Brenam whit the participation of the double bass player Rachim Ausar Sahu. He made several concerts whit this band and the invited soloist was the trombonist Steve Swell, one of the most important names of the world improvised music.

    Founder member of “Ensemble of Improvisation whit 4 drums” – TIM TIM POR TUM TUM – Acácio Salero, Marco Franco, José Salgueiro, Alexandre Frazão. A CD was recorded in which Jim Black played.

    He also participated in the “Portuguese Collective of Percursion” , 1996, which under the direction of Max Roach acted in the Jazz Festival of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

    Co founder of Jazz Orchestra Matosinhos, he played on the pre-inauguration of Casa da Música in 2003 (Festival Porta Aberta) directed by Carla Bley and also the participation of Gary Galent. On this year he played in BBC Jazz Festival, whit Atlantic Waves.

    Commissioned by the Oporto’s Jazz Festival in 2005 integrates Sextet “Perfect Paul”, in the Jazz Festival of Porto ( Rivoli Theatre ) with the play “Bodhi Suite” .

    In 2007 launches ” Acacio Salero Secret Apache ” project with his compositions. Debut that year in this project ACERT , through Cineteatro São Pedro do Sul, and in 2009 presents this project in the 7th Festival of Jazz in São Luís theater and Jazz Festival of Sines .

    In 2009/2010 he became a drum´s theacher at the School of Art Sines . In 2010 Acácio Salero creates – SamuraiMagazine , a trio with drums , bass and baritone saxophone. In 2011 co-created with Paulo Gomes, Cool Jazz Trio .

    He has been teaching since 2010 in Valentim de Carvalho music school, ( Porto), Orfeão da Feira ( St ª Maria da Feira ) and 7notas . In 2011 co-creates the Cool Jazz Trio with Paulo Gomes on piano and Miguel Angelo on bass .

    In 2013 he records 2 Cd’s with the groups MAP and Funky Bones Factory, which were launched on 2014.

    In 2015 he integrates the Trio of Filipe Teixeira and the Quartet of Guitarist AP.

    In the beginning of 2016 he quartet of its authorship “Salero’ stamps Kapitan” that Miguel counts on the contrastock exchange operator Angelo, AP in the guitar and Zé Peter Coelho in sax Tenor.

    In 2016 began his quartet of original compositions “Salero’s-El Kapitan” with Acácio Salero on the drums, Miguel Ângelo on the bass, AP on the guitar and Zé Pedro Coelho on the sax Tenor.



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