Artist link: www.facebook.com/people/Rui-Silva/100006807528102
Rui Pedro Reis da Silva began is music studies at the Hot Club jazz school in Lisbon having lessons with Nuno Ferreira, Andre Fernandes, Pedro Madaleno, Afonso Pais, Joao Moreira, Pedro Moreira among others.
In the year of 2000 represents the Hot Club in the international jazz schools meeting (IASJ) in Paris conducted by David Liebman. In 2001 started studying at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag (Netherlands) were he had lessons with Eef Alberts, Wim Bronnenberg, Peter Nieuwerf and John Rooco among others, finishing in December 2005. During, he also attended workshops and master classes with Mike Mainieri; Barry Harrys; Kurt Rosenwinkel; Michael Brecker and Chris Cheek. Since then has been active playing as a professional musician, performed in places like WOMAD festival (Gran Canaria); Heineken Jazz Festival (Canarian Islands); Abbaye de Neumunster (Luxenburg); Merida Festival (Mexico); Jazz Dag (Rotterdam); Korzo Theather (Den Haag); Lantaren Vesten (Rotterdam); Devonport Jazz Festival (Tasmania); Casa Da Musica Do Porto (Portugal); Centro Cultural Tijuana (Mexico); MONA (Tasmania); World Press Foto (Amsterdam); Jazz Cava Terrassa (Barcelona) among others.
2008 - Emilia Vancini Whatever possessed me
2009 - Ping Fang Ping
2010 - Matisos Impressions on Frederik Mompou
2012 - Manao Baile Del Vivo
2013 - Marco Santos Ode Portrait
2015 - INEDITS Vortex