Bruno Pernadas - Biography
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Bruno Jorge de Oliveira Pernadas (born 9 December 1982 / Lisbon) is a Portuguese Musician, Composer, Arranger and Producer. He has a degree in Music by the Superior School of Music of Lisbon (ESML) in Jazz department.
He began his musical studies with classical guitar at the age of thirteen. Later, from 2003 to 2007, he attended the Lisbon Jazz School – “Hot Club de Portugal” where he current teaches guitar, ear training and combo.
During his studies he participated in several workshops, masterclasses and orchestra internships with musicians and composers such as Lee Konitz, the Lisbon Music School Jazz Orchestra, John Taylor, San Francisco Jazz Collective, Pete Rende, Dan Weiss, Ben Monder and David Binney among others.
He has been an active musician and composer in several projects since an early age, which lead him to participate in numerous music festivals in Europe, South-America and Japan. As a multi-instrumentalist, Pernadas plays guitar, piano, bass, synthesizers, and drums among other instruments.
Bruno Pernadas has released four records and a Movie Original Soundtrack so far on his own name: How can we be joyful in a world full of knowledge (2014), Those who throw objects at the crocodiles will be asked to retrieve them (2016), Worst Summer Ever (2016), "Patrick" OST (2020) and "Private Reasons" (2021) bringing together several music styles such as jazz, space age pop, folk, world music and electronic. The records were critically acclaimed, gaining massive positive reviews and were named Best Record of the Year in several music magazines and Portuguese and International music reviews. He has also recorded with several bands as a co-leader and as a sideman.
As a freelance-musician, he works with different bands such as; Minta and The Brook Trout, Suzie's Velvet, The Sun Ra project (as leader and arranger) and Montanhas Azuis alongside with Norberto Lobo and Marco Franco.
In 2018 he record the debut album "Ilha de Plástico" by Montanhas Azuis, he has also produced the fourth album for the Japanese Band Kikagaku Moyo named Massana Temples.
In mid 2010’s, Bruno Pernadas branched out into Composition more seriously, creating innumerous original soundtracks for Film, Television, Performing Arts, Theatre and Contemporary Dance. Such works includes; Ferloscardo (Circus / Theatre Performance), Sometimes the lights go out (Theatre), Romeo and Juliet by the National Ballet of Portugal, On the Origin of Species (Theatre), based on Charles Darwin’s book by the same name, The wolf’s Lair (Film), Our favorite Sport (Theatre), Steamboat Bill Junior (Film) and The Hissing of Summer Lawns (Film), Patrick (film), Atlântico (Theatre) among others.
In 2020, he was invited to create and compose the Original Score for the first Portuguese Netflix Original Series "Gloria".
Bruno Pernadas new Album "Private Reasons" is out now!
Listen here !