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It’s music for music lovers, people who enjoy seeing the care that goes into composing and performing, and who connect with originality.
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Pedro Velasco is a London-based guitarist who specialises in improvised music. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he began playing piano at age nine and, inspired by the Brazilian music he was surrounded by at home, picked up a guitar at age 12. Under the tutelage of renowned Portuguese guitarist Mario Delgado, he began turning to the sounds of jazz and improvised music. He moved to London in 2003 to study at Middlesex University with Nicki Isles, Chris Batchelor and Stuart Hall and in 2007 he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Music (Jazz Performance). He now performs not only on guitar, but on other string instruments as well, including double bass, portuguese guitar and oud, playing prolifically across London and the UK, and he’s also toured Europe with the free-improv group, Splatter. He composes original material for his own ensembles Machimbombo, Akimbo and the Pedro Velasco Trio and continues to explore other styles of music that champion interaction and personal expression.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, Noise music, Bossa nova, Choro, Samba, Light music
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Event types:
Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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