To talk about André Sarbib is to talk about one of the most prestigious musicians on the Portuguese scene, in the field of jazz and others! To prove this it would be enough to mention the groups and bands he has been apart of. However, the best evidence this self -thaugt pianist can show is his participation in shows and his work for musicians such as: Joe Lovano, Barry Altschul, Ivan Lins, Carlos Benavente, Ruben Dantas, Alice Day, Jorge Rossi, Saheb Sarbib, Carlos Carli, Joachim Chacón,Paulo de Carvalho, among others. To this list can be added his contribution to the performances and records of an infinite number of musicians and singers of the best ca1ibre on the Portuguese and international scene.
In the recording field, André Sarbib recorded a CD in 1990 entitled " silêncio das águas", which was his first solo work of original material for the Numérica label. In 1993 he released a CD " coisas da noite", which gives continuity to a musical conception which puts him among the best fusion artists in Portugal.He just recorded (2008) his latest album “this is it!” also in numérica.”this is it!” is absolutely focused on jazz,with the particularity that many of the tunes are sung by André,which will be a great surprise for those who didn’t know his great voice and ability.These recordings also confirm the blend, cohesion, maturity and affinity of a group of particularly versatile musicians a set that André Sarbib had the talent to join together and direct.
He performed at the 1st Funchal Jazz Festival, of which he is also Artistic Director.In May 2001, he performed at the 5th Matosinhos em Jazz, featuring a quartet, with Joe Lovano, Barry Altschul and Saheb Sarbib.He also performed on the jazz festival of Madrid,at the theatre “Fernán Gómez”(Center Of Art) 04/11/2008,with; Ivan Lins e António Serrano.In January 2009 he makes is frist presentation live with all musicians and guest from is latest cd “this is it” at the Casa da Musica (Porto),and as been a tremendous success with full room.In May 2009 at the “Music Festival of Maia”.In the same month he did a fantastic concert in the “Theatre Salasiano” in Vigo(Spain) intgrate from the “Fundation Pedro Barrié” jazz festival. His last concert it was at “Casa das Artes"
in Ovar. In January (2011) with António Serrano at the Iberojazz festival in Coruña. He had several concerts abroad: Jazz Festival“Nocera”(Italy),Jazz Festival in Bari(Italy) Jazz-Festivalin“Hardstad”(Norway),Jazz-Festival “Turin”(Italy),”Warzawski”Jazz-Festival-Warszawa),”Ibero-Jazz”-Coruña(Spain),”Bluenote” Milano(Italy),”MidnightSun-Festival”Lartsy(Finland),Jazz-Club”MisturaFina”Rio-de Janeiro (Brasil),etc. He plays at the moment with one of the best composer and singers from Brasil call Ivan Lins