Ricardo Toscano


Ricardo Toscano was born in Lisbon (1993). He started learning clarinet at age 8. He studied with Jorge Camacho, Nuno Gonçalves and João Ramos. At the Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas School he studied Saxophone with Desidério Lázaro. At 17 he joined the Music Academy of Lisbon. Already had masterclasses with Danilo Perez, Wynton Marsalis, Greg Osby, João Moreira, Pedro Moreira, Miguel Zenon, Aaron Goldberg, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joe Lovano, Ben Street, George Garzone, Terence Blanchard and many others. In 2011 he formed the Ricardo Toscano 4teto (with André Santos, João Hasselberg and João Pereira), having won the 25th edition of the Young Musicians Award in the category of Jazz. In the same year has also had the privilege of participating in the album “The Fado and songs of Alvim”, having collaborated with artists such as Fafá de Belém, Carlos do Carmo, Camané, Rui Veloso, Carminho, Amélia Muge and Cristina Branco. Now he plays at the Sextet Jazz Lisbon, Nelson Cascais Decateto, Septeto of the Hot Club of Portugal, Carlos Barretto Lokomotiv, Quartet Mário Barreiros, amongst others. It teaches at the faculty of the Jazz School Luiz Villas-Boas and at the Superior School of Technology and Arts of Lisbon.

Albums from Ricardo Toscano