Bio

Bio:

Francesco Valente studied double bass and jazz theory in Portugal with Afonso Pais, Massimo Cavalli, Nelson Cascais, Bernardo Moreira, 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 collaborated in recording and live sessions with many international musicians (Orquestra Todos, Tora Tora Big Band, Terrakota, JP Simões, Aline Frazao, Joao Pires, Laura Lopes, Anonima Nuvolari, La Macchina Volante, David Murray, Mike Mainieri, Marcos Suzano, Hugo Trinidade, Luís Vicente, Mario Tronco, Pino Pecorelli, Mimmo Epifani,  Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, Ciganos d’Ouro, Sara Tavares, Paulo Flores, Antonio Zambujo, Ne Ladeiras, Ney Matogrosso, Vitor Santana, Chico Cesar, José Barros, Cool Hipnoise, Groove Quartet, Andre Cabaco, Eneida Marta, Maria Alice, Fogo di Mar, Loopless, Ponto de Equilibrio, Raimundo Amador, Mahesh Vinayakram, Kutla Khan, Oori Shalev etc.).

Actually he play in MoFrancesco Quintetto as a leader.

 

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