The Young Musicians Festival 2020 is an organization of Antena 2 and RTP, in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Municipality of Loulé and ESMAE – Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (Porto).
Tomás Marques Quarteto is a band formed by the saxophonist who gives the band its name, specifically for the Young Musicians Award. Being all students of the Lisbon Superior School of Music, Tomás gathered these friends for the contest, thus advancing with a new quartet. Tomás Marques on saxophone, Samuel Gapp on piano, Rodrigo Correia on double bass and Diogo Alexandre on drums have been playing with the biggest names in Portuguese jazz and increasingly solidifying these new names in Jazz in Portugal. Around modern jazz full of influences, the saxophonist’s compositions play.
This group was recognized with the Young Musicians Award 2019 in the category ‘Jazz Combo’.