Porta-Jazz concerts happen on Saturday evenings on the ground floor of an old Porto town house, which during weekdays houses other community activities. These concerts are very special as they are for small audiences, mainly made of local musicians and jazz enthusiasts. The house is located outside the tourism main area, still in the center of the city, at a pleasant walking distance from Porto down town. Concerts have two sets - one at 7pm and another at 10 pm. You can book only for the 7pm set but you can stay for both sets if you want, or if you prefer the 10pm set, you should contact us, so that we know that you will come later. João or I will be at the entrance gate to welcome you and take you to the concert‘s spot. There you can find a drink, a chair and enjoy the concert. We will have for you one of the limited edition CDs released by Porta-Jazz label CARIMBO, so you can take with you a little bit of Porto jazz . The CD may be or not from the band playing that evening, as the bands that have recorded with CARIMBO are only some of the bands that play at Porta-Jazz concerts.
I‘m the person who takes care of all things logistic in Porta-Jazz. So, I will be the perfect point of contact to give you all the information you need to find our concert place. Sometimes I will be at the venue to welcome you, other times it will be João Pedro, a jazz musician and one of Porta-Jazz founding members.
PORTA-JAZZ is a non for profit organization from Porto, founded by musicians in 2011. Our core purposes are to instigate and support the development of original jazz projects, so that Porto‘s jazz scene keeps its growing artistic quality. PORTA-JAZZ has also a label - CARIMBO - through which local and national jazz projects are recorded and promoted. CARIMBO publishes only limited signed editions.
Porta-Jazz concerts happen in the ground floor of an old Porto town house. This house is used by other community organizations during the week, but on Saturdays, the property is open only for Porta-Jazz concerts.
While we‘ll make sure that you feel comfortable, there will not be a person from Porta-Jazz with you the all time during the concert. So you might want to bring a friend with you.