Portuguese saxophonist (alto, C melody, baritone, and tenor) Rodrigo Amado focuses on free-form, composition-in-the-moment jazz, and his different tasks and trios have provided him a global following. Delivered in Lisbon in 1964, Amado began monitoring the sax at age 17, briefly on the Popular Club Music College of Lisbon with mentors Carlos Martins, Pedro Madaleno, and Jorge Reis, among various other leading Portuguese jazz performers. With different musical passions, he explored how improvisation can be handled in various other styles, although his use his different ensembles just like the Lisbon Improvisation Players as well as the Movement Trio (with Miguel Mira and Gabriel Ferrandini) falls obviously beneath the umbrella of 21st hundred years jazz, and he continues to be an in-demand studio room player on many recorded tasks. He began his personal label, Clean Give food to, in 2001, with brothers Pedro and Carlos Costa, before departing the imprint in 2005 to start out another label, Western Echoes. Also an achieved professional professional photographer, Amado is still a shiny light around the Portuguese and worldwide improvisational jazz picture.