Having researched the piano on the Berklee University of Music through the initial half from the ’70s, Alfredo Cardim continuing his advanced research with Don Sebesky and later on on the Juilliard College of Music. Being a sideman, Cardim performed with Cláudio Roditi (with whom he documented Red on Crimson), Astrud Gilberto, Joe Lovano, Naná Vasconcelos, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Hunt, Milton Banana, Fogueira Três (Bossa Nova Vol. 1 and Bossa Nova Vol. 2), Edison Machado (with whose quartet he documented Obras), Raul de Souza, Paulinho Trumpete (Um Sopro perform Brasil), Mônica Hatch (IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Never Come if you ask me), Toninho Horta, and Joyce (Áqua e Luz and Joyce Live). Being a soloist, he performed on the Blue Take note, Sweet Basil, Community Gate, the Telecom Jazz Celebration (Argentina), Umea Jazz Celebration (Sweden), Mozart Concert Hall (Austria), and in the brand new Morning Jazz Membership (Paris, France), documenting Bossa Blues with Joe Hunt and Barry Smith and Bossa Nova & MPB with Duduka da Fonseca and Nilson Matta.