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Vitor Pereira

VP Quintet
Alum Nathoo – tenor sax
Chris Williams – alto sax
Dave Hamblett – drums
Andrea Di Biase – bass
Vitor Pereira – guitar/compositions
 
 
Led by Portuguese guitarist Vitor Pereira this London based quintet is soon gaining momentum as one of the most exciting contemporary jazz bands of the moment.

Despite its obvious Jazz roots, this music unveils a vast background of musical influences.

The abundance of energetic and catchy riffs has drawn comparison to bands like ‘Led Bib’ or ‘Trio VD’ but they cover a full spectrum of textures dropping down to quieter and mesmerizing atmospheres and creating an extremely unique and dynamic sound capable of captivating even the most reluctant listener.
They jumped into international recognition in 2012 with the release of its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Doors’ out on ‘F-IRE Presents’.
Pereira’s music is a heady mix of immediately accessible jazz, hard-hitting rock and hints of ‘world’ music”
London Jazz Blog

“intriguing and innovative”
All About Jazz

“an intriguing group with a strong line-up and well-delivered compositions”
Jazz Breakfast

“an impressive first album from a guitarist already making strides on the London scene”
Bebop Spoken Here
 

“Experimental modern jazz from this heavyweight band led by Portuguese guitarist Pereira”

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