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Nuno Marinho

Nuno Marinho (Portugal) is an award-winning guitarist and composer of original jazz fusion albums. After leading the Pat Metheny tribute band, he devoted himself to his passion for Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt. In 2015 he hosted Paulus Schafer Trio at Festival Internacional Seixal Jazz. Since then Nuno promotes the genre in Portugal. Performing at concerts, teaching and organizing his own Festival Django Portugal. Also, he creates events and jam sessions with international guests. He is an author of Guitar & Theory Books, publishes Jazz Articles, Interviews and album reviews. Nuno Marinho offers guitar classes in Lisbon (one-on-one and online). And he’s been touring around the world with his music. He has performed in New York, São Paulo, Amsterdam, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Luanda, Paris, Lisbon, Coimbra, Braga, Cascais, Sintra, Ericeira, Almada, Vila Real, Mértola, Évora, Beja, Setúbal, Algarve and more.

Gypsy Jazz Workshops

The Gypsy Jazz Workshops are live sessions hosted by Nuno Marinho every Saturday at 3 pm (UTC) on zoom. It’s all about the music and the guitar. In 90 minute sessions, Nuno shares his expertise on guitar practising and playing, song analysis, technique and jazz theory. This is the place to learn all the special ingredients inside the music of some of the greatest Jazz and Gypsy Jazz musicians in history. You’ll hear music differently afterwards. Prepare to learn a lot and work your way to excellence.



Festival Django Portugal

Festival Django Portugal is an initiative of the musician Nuno Marinho to promote Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt. The Festival is held annually in different cities across the country. Throughout the year Django Portugal promotes concerts and events with national and international bands dedicated to European Jazz of the 1930s. Django Portugal also organizes workshops to inspire the country’s young musicians.

Hot Club International

Hot Club International was born in Portugal. Five friends from five different countries met to play Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt. Nuno Marinho (Portugal) leads the quintette with Frank Meester (Netherlands), José Fernando Seifarth (Brazil), Marian Yanchyk (Ukraine) and Mario Pousada (Spain). The band interprets the swing and jazz repertoire, adding some traditional and popular songs from their countries.


Manouchka is the most prestigious band playing Django Reinhardt’s music in Portugal. Led by Nuno Marinho (guitar) and Marian Yanchyk (violin) the band hosts national and international musicians to play with them: Duved Dunayevsky, Robin Nolan, Wawau Adler, Dario Napoli, Paulus Schafer, Arnoud van den Berg, Bina Coquet, and many more. After performing all over the country, the band have made the live soundtrack of Lindy Hop and Balboa dance events. In 2019 they played at Festival Jazz Manouche Piracicaba in São Paulo Brazil. And in 2020 started organizing the biggest annual event in our country dedicated to the music of Django Reinhardt, the one and only Festival Django Portugal.

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“You teach us not only how to play and listen, but also the wider ‘meta’ skills of how to learn and practice effectively. I have not met another teacher who does this so well.”

(David Williams, Doctor)


“One of the most memorable gentlemen we have met. Always polite and attentive, with excellent ideas, awesome energy and a good vibe.”

(Gabriela Fabião, Environmental Engineer)


“Nuno is an excellent musician and a very good person. He makes me improve at my own pace, thoroughly and patiently explaining to me the music and the theory. I really progressed a lot with him. You can’t imagine.”

(Nico Lacoste, Diver Instructor)


“Nuno really manages to share his passion and excitement for music while being super strong in theory and technique. I highly recommend his guitar classes!”

(Hadrien Soalhat, Program Manager)


“I would like to thank you once again for the immense work we are doing and in such a natural way. It’s really flowing! Each class opens up a world, an understanding and also endless magic.”

(Spiros Maresca, Music Therapist)