Bio

Bio:

Francesco Valente studied double bass and jazz theory in Portugal with Afonso Pais,  Nelson Cascais, Bernardo Moreira, Massimo Cavalli, Joao Moreira, Pedro Moreira, Bruno Santos, Andre Fernandes, Goncalo Marques, Ricardo Pinheiro and Lars Arens. He attended Jazz workshops with John Taylor, David Binney, Marc Miralt, Mike Mainieri, Carlos Bica, Carlos Barretto etc. He have collaborated in recording and live sessions with many international musicians ( Terrakota, Orquestra Todos, Tora Tora Big Band, Anonima Nuvolari, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, Marcos Suzano, Coladera, Cordel, David Murray, Mike Mainieri, Rão Kyao, JP Simões, Tatanka, Sara Tavares, Luísa Sobral, Susana Travassos, Paulo Flores, Antonio Zambujo, João Pedro Pais, Ne Ladeiras, José Barros, Aline Frazao, Loopless, Joao Pires, Vitor Santana, Martin Sued, Edu Mundo, Quiné Telles, Laura Lopes, La Macchina Volante, Hugo Trinidade, Luís Vicente, Mario Tronco, Pino Pecorelli, Mimmo Epifani, Ciganos d’Ouro, Cool Hipnoise, Groove Quartet, Andre Cabaço, Eneida Marta, Maria Alice, Brahima Galissa, Fogo di Mar, Phil Mendrix, Ponto de Equilibrio, Raimundo Amador, Mahesh Vinayakram, Kutla Khan, Oori Shalev, Nuno Ferreira, etc.).

Actually he play in MoFrancesco Quintetto as a leader.

 

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