João Almeida is a Portuguese trumpet player, improviser and composer based in Lisbon, Portugal. His solo, HOCUS, is focused on creating freezing sound layers, with drastic changes of scenery. He has shared the stage with some of the most relevant musicians in the international music scene, such as Peter Evans, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Brandon Lopez. He has played in festivals such as OUT.FEST, Guimarães Jazz, Festa do Jazz, has toured extensively through Europe and is part of Robalo Association, releasing music, organizing concerts, festivals and events.

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7 October 2024 – 13 October 2024: Research Action 1 / Lille