André Santos, a well-known Madeiran guitarist from the L concerts, invites this year the magic of Maria João, an odd voice that fills the stage every time she steps on it.
Maria João is one of the unique names of the music and one of the most emblematic voices of the national jazz. She participated in the most prestigious jazz festivals in Europe, making Maria João one of the few Portuguese singers acclaimed abroad. Possessing a unique style, it has become a point of reference in the difficult and competitive field of improvised music with its remarkable vocal ability.
The paths of André and Maria João crossed in 2010, at the Superior School of Music of Lisbon, where a musical and personal empathy developed until both stepped onto the stage for the first time in 2017.
At the end of 2017, the partnership continued with the participation of Maria João in Mutrama, a project that revisits the traditional Madeiran songs, in which the guitarist, musical director, invited the singer to one of the songs.