Jorge da Rocha, 27th January 1980. Porto, Portugal.
From an early age, Jorge was divided between music and material art forms. Whilst living in Portugal, he combined these interests. He became an autodidact music student and collaborated in both artistic and musical projects, playing the guitar and the Hindu Sitar. From 2003 to 2005 Jorge studies guitar music theory and combo at RIFF – jazz school of Aveiro, Portugal.
In 2005, with the intention of devoting himself completely to music, Jorge moved to Barcelona. From 2006 to 2008 Jorge studied guitar, double bass, music theory and combo at Taller de Musics in Barcelona. From 2008 to 2012 Jorge graduates at Conservatori Superior del Liceu, Barcelona (Superior Degree in Jazz and Modern Music), where he had classes with Horacio Fumero, David Mengual, Nono Fernandez, Iñaki Sandoval, Jon Robles, Iñaki Sandoval, Francisco Suarez and Dani Pérez. At the conservatory he has the opportunity to do master classes with great musician as Dave Holland, Eddie Gomez, Ben Street, Pat Metheny, Seamus Blake, Jorge Rossi, Billy Hart, Bill McHenry y Stefan Karlsson.
Since his move, he’s been recording and playing in a number of projects and musicians within Barcelona’s vibrant musical scene: Mosaico Jazz Trio (Reflejos –feauturing Raynald Colon, Dani Pérez y Mû. Recorded at Nomada 57, Barcelona) Samantha de Siena (Lifting the Veil produced by Suso Saez), Anna Morley (Water Door, Casa Fulda, Berlin), Jon Robles, Jordi Bonel, Dani Pérez, Matthew L. Simon, Ismael Dueñas, Calima Electric Blue, Inma Gomes, Danny the Lip and the Downlow, Camila Brasiliano & Saudades, Maria Coma, The Near Death Ensamble, among others. Jorge is a regular musician in Barcelona’s musical scene, he has performed in prestigious clubs and festivals, including Barcelona’s Voll-damm International Jazz Festival (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).
Jorge continues his devotion to music and is currently playing in a number of different groups whilst simultaneously studying classical double bass and singing. He is also in the process of developing his own solo project.