• António Quintino

    Bassist | Composer | arranger
  • Cassete Pirata | Só Mais Uma Hora

    new music video | new album
  • Cassete Pirata | A Pirâmide

    first single | new album
  • interview @ Fala baixo

    with martim torres

latest work


Hi! My name is António Quintino. I was born in 1988 and raised in a rather musical family, despite the fact there were no professional musicians in it. I taught myself to play the guitar and accordion, which I player on occasion with my father.

In 2004, I started to play the electric bass at JB Jazz School, in Lisbon, with the teachers Gustavo Roriz and Francesco Valente, and the next year I decided to take up the acoustic bass and studied with Yuri Daniel, Nuno Alan, and Demian Cabaud. Later I enrolled at the Superior School of Music of Lisbon (ESML), studying with musicians such as Pedro Moreira, Nelson Cascais, Afonso Pais and Bernardo Moreira, and taking masterclasses from the likes of John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dan Weiss and Ohad Talmor. I represented his school in various occasions, particularly at the S.Luiz Jazz Fest where I got the Outstanding Musician Award, in 2011. During this study I spent a period of time abroad, first at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique et de Danse de Paris, having the privilege to work with such musicians as Fred Hersch, Billy Hart, Larry Grenadier, Anders Jormin, Riccardo Del Fra and Dre Pallemaerts, and later in New York City, where I got private lessons with Matt Penman, Joe Martin, Ian Froming and Ben Street. Throughout the years I also got the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops and masterclasses, playing and learning with people such as Danilo Perez, Mulgrew Miller and Steve Nelson.

On October 8th 2011 I got to play my first big band piece "Tout n’est pas blanc et noir" with the Hot Clube Jazz Orchestra at the Great Hall of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation with the guest soloists Susana Santos Silva and João Mortágua, conducted by Pedro Moreira.
Currently I'm part of various bands and projects, mainly Dead Combo, Cassete Pirata, Samuel Úria and Trio de Jazz de Loulé. Last Novembrer I've played on the project "Aqui e Agora", from the English saxophonist Julian Argüelles.

At the same time I'm writing and recording original music for ads and short-films. I've taken part in movie soundtrack recordings, such as Refrigerantes e Canções de Amor directed by Luís Galvão Teles and written by Nuno Markl, which won 2017 Sophia Award for Best Song, and Patrick, by Gonçalo Waddington, with original music by Bruno Pernadas.

I have also worked and recorded with José Mário Branco, Mário Laginha, Maria João, Sara Serpa & André Matos, Scott Reeves, Dan Weiss, Ohad Talmor, Mário Laginha, John Ellis, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, André Santos, Gianni Gagliardi, Manuel Paulo, Nancy Vieira, Afonso Pais, Luís Figueiredo, Luís Madureira, among others, having the chance to play in numerous countries like Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey and the USA.

Currently I am a Schertler Group Ambassador, as well as an endorser for Aguilar Amps.


  • as leader
  • main records as sideman
Jónatas Pires
Terra Prometida
Samuel Úria
Canções do Pós-Guerra
Cassete Pirata
A Montra
Dead Combo & Mark Lanegan
live@V. Paredes Coura
Afonso Pais & Rita Maria
Além das Horas
Samuel Úria
Marcha Atroz
Amélia Muge
com Versos de Amália
Janita Salomé
Em Nome da Rosa
  • and many others...

The Work

Double Bass

  • Double Bass

    Trio de Jazz de Loulé, Julian Argüelles "Aqui e Agora"

  • Bass

    Cassete Pirata

    • Samuel Úria

      • Jónatas Pires

      • Arranging/Writing

        Maria Reis

      • Jónatas Pires


  • 2021

7 May

Cassete Pirata
Teatro Municipal, Chaves, PT

21 May

Samuel Úria
Miranda do Corbo, PT

22 May

Maria Mendes
Palácio Baldaya, Lisbon, PT

22 May

Luísa Sobral
Palácio Baldaya, Lisbon, PT

28 May

Samuel Úria
Teatro Vila Real, Vila Real, PT

11 Jun

Samuel Úria
Cine-Teatro, Estarreja, PT

12 Jun

Samuel Úria
Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas, PT

14 Jun

Jónatas Pires
Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, PT

18 Jun

Jónatas Pires
Auditório CCOP, Porto, PT

19 Jun

António Quintino & Afonso Pais
Hot Clube de Portugal, Lisbon, PT

10 Jul

Maria Mendes Quartet
Braga, PT

13 Jul

Dead Combo
Ponte de Lima, PT

23 Jul

Mário Laginha Trio
Loures, PT

24 Jul

Cassete Pirata
Alter do Chão, PT

1 Aug

Trio de Jazz de Loulé feat. Julian Argüelles
Festival Jazz Loulé, Loulé, PT

6 Aug

Mário Laginha Trio
Alcácer do Sal, PT

13 Aug

Luísa Sobral
Vila Nova de Famalicão, PT

15 Aug

Canções de Roda
Oeiras, Lisbon, PT

20 Aug

Lena d'Água
Évora, PT

28 Aug

Nuno Ferreira Trio feat. João Mortágua
Funchal Summer Jazz, Madeira, PT

9 Sep

Cassete Pirata
Tui, SP

11 Sep

Cassete Pirata
DouroRock, Peso da Régua, PT

11 Sep

Samuel Úria
DouroRock, Peso da Régua, PT

17 Sep

Luísa Sobral
Funchal, Madeira Island, PT

1 Oct

Cassete Pirata
Salão Brazil, Coimbra, PT

9 Oct

Elisa Rodrigues
Vila Real, PT

16 Oct

Joana Espadinha
Festas d'Anaia, Pena, PT

20 Oct

Cassete Pirata
Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, PT

21 Oct

Cassete Pirata
Maus Hábitos, Porto, PT

22 Oct

Cassete Pirata
Aveiro, PT

23 Oct

Cassete Pirata
Bang Venue, Torres Vedras, PT

5 Nov

Samuel Úria
Seixal, PT

9 Nov

Trio de Jazz de Loulé
Rennes, FR

12 Nov

Elisa Rodrigues
São João da Madeira, PT

13 Nov

Luísa Sobral
Vigo, SP

20 Nov

Jónatas Pires
Super Bock em Stock, Lisbon, PT

27 Nov

Cassete Pirata
Faro, PT

4 Dec

Samuel Úria
Courage Club, Paredes de Coura, PT

9 Dec

Samuel Úria — Pés de Roque Enrole
MusicBox, Lisbon, PT

  • 2022

14 Jan

Desidério Lázaro Trio
Horta, Faial, Azores, PT

15 Jan

Gonçalo Pratas & Inês Pupo — Cabeças de Vento
Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra, PT

20 Jan

Cassete Pirata
Caldas da Rainha, PT


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