Hernâni Faustino | Portugal

Double bass









A self-taught musician. Start playing electric bass in 1979 in several rock bands. With K4 Quadrado Azul (wins the national contest from Instituto Português da Juventude/New Culture Values in 1988). Work with theatre company, creating live music for the play "El - Levando-os aos Ombros em Passo de Marcha Sincopada ao Quarto Tempo" (Honor Mention from the award Maria Helena Perdigão, ACARTE, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1992). Since 1990 became concentrated in double bass, and began working in groups that improvised with free jazz framework.
As improviser, he work in numerous meetings and collaborations: Ernesto Rodrigues, Carlos Zíngaro, Rafael Toral, Rodrigo Amado, Nuno Rebelo, Vitor Rua, Neil Davidson, Heddy Boubaker, Katsura Yamauchi, Mats Gustafsson, Chris Corsano, Nobuyasu Furuya, Nikolaus Gerszewski, Robert Mazurek, Blaise Siwula and many others.
In 2008 put thogether the RED trio with pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini.