Moimême was born in Lisbon, in 1959, moving at an early age to New
Mexico and later to Dublin, Ireland. He began studying the guitar at the
age of 11, studying under various private teachers, in Madrid, Spain.
In 1979 he moved to Boston to study architecture, finally completing his
degree at the University of Lisbon.
In the 90’s he began studying the tenor saxophone with Patrick Brennan.
In this period he became actively involved with Lisbon’s improvised
and alternative rock scenes, performing frequently with the Variable Geometry
Orchestra since it’s creation in 2003, as well as with various other
His main musical partners are from Lisbon and Porto, but he has also performed
in public concerts with such artists as Gale Brand, George Haslam, Jon
Raskin, Ken Filiano, Patrick Brennan, Steve Adams, and Wade Matthews.
In 1999 he started writing about jazz in various Portuguese publications
and is currently a permanent collaborator of Jazz.pt magazine, and Publico
newspaper, as a critic.
In 2006 he created Freemusic (http://freemusic.podomatic.com), a space
exclusively dedicated to the promotion of Portuguese improvised music.