Ildo Nandja Trio
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Theater Walhalla
Mozambique-born Ildo Nandja graduated in 2016 with a cum laude master’s degree from the Conservatorium Maastricht, where he also taught in 2019-2020. The Ildo Nandja Trio exists in two forms: as a piano trio and as a guitar trio. “I like the sound of both bands,” he says. “Due to moving from Maastricht to Rotterdam during Covid, it proved difficult to continue with my previous band. I was asked to perform at some festivals, so I called a few musicians whom I met and had a strong connection with to play with me.”
Artists such as Anders Jormin and Shai Maestro, and his former teacher John Goldsby have inspired Ildo’s sound. But there is much more that drives him. Pãz A Todos is the title of his acclaimed debut album from 2016, which was quite successful in the PanAfrican jazz charts. As an activist and peace builder involved in community building, Ildo sees his music as an instrument and a medium which expresses awareness about the situation of the world. He aims to address issues such as unity, justice, equality, and social cohesion, amongst many more, that can contribute to the betterment of the world.
Ildo Nandja – bass
Andrew Moreno – guitar
Martin Hafizi – drums