Pedro Jóia

Pedro Jóia is one of the most prestigious Portuguese guitarists and composers of recent decades. His debut album came out in 1996 with “Guadiano,” followed by “Sueste” in 1999. In 2001, he released “Variações Sobre Carlos Paredes,” a tribute to the work of one of his greatest influences. “Jacarandá” followed two years later, featuring guests such as Ney Matogrosso, Daniela Mercury, Elba Ramalho, and Zeca Baleiro, among others. In 2008, he received the Carlos Paredes Award for his album “À Espera de Armandinho.”

 

In 2017, the Pedro Jóia Trio, with Norton Daiello on bass and João Frade on accordion, released “Vendaval,” and in 2020, he recorded and released solo album “Zeca,” with which he was awarded, for the second time, the Carlos Paredes Award. The power of José Afonso’s songs combined with Pedro Jóia’s arrangements and guitar mastery resulted in an exceptional work. The album went straight to the top of the National Sales Chart, proving to be a real success.

 

Jóia has always collaborated with prominent names in international music. In Brazil, where he lived from 2003 to 2007, he played and recorded with major figures of MPB such as Simone, Gilberto Gil, or Ney Matogrosso, with whom he undertook two extensive tours. In Portugal, he accompanied great names in fado such as Ricardo Ribeiro, Ana Sofia Varela, or Raquel Tavares, exploring new approaches to traditional fado. Between 2013 and 2019, he joined the tours of fado singer Mariza and has been part of the historic band Resistência since 2010.

 

Throughout his career, he has performed several times as a soloist with various orchestras and chamber ensembles, such as the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Venezuela, the Madeira Classical Orchestra, the Macau Chinese Orchestra, the Lisbon Sinfonietta, the Meridional Chamber Orchestra, or the Arabesco Quartet.

 

Pedro Jóia is on tour to present “Mosaico,” his brand-new original album, a masterpiece featuring José Salgueiro (percussion). Additionally, in the year of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of April 25th, the guitarist will also perform live the award-winning album “Zeca,” which includes the celebrated songs of the composer of “Grândola Vila Morena.”

 

 

PRESS QUOTES 

 

 

“Pedro Jóia is a unique case in the Portuguese music universe. A guitarist of simple manners touched by the gift of virtuosity.”

  Público

 

“Pedro Jóia is one of the best Portuguese guitarists.

Time Out

 

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