Elmano Coelho


He grew up in an evangelical church where from a very early age he had the opportunity to play and grow musically with other musicians.

At the age of 11 he entered the Silva Marques Regional Conservatory in Alhandra.
He has a degree in Saxophone from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa since 2006.

Studied and attended Marsterclasses/workshops with José Massarrão, Pedro Rego, Hugo Gaito, Guto Lucena, Pedro Moreira, João Moreira, Pierric Leman, Stephane Laporte, Joel Batteau, Henk Van Twillert, Jean-Yves Formeau, David Binney, Massimiliano Donninelli, Tim Price, Ohad Talmor and George Garzone.

He has been an exclusive member of the teaching staff of the Academia de Música de Santa Cecília since 2005 in the discipline of Saxophone, having also taught at the Metropolitan Conservatory of Music in Lisbon, the Silva Marques Regional Conservatory and the Santarém Conservatory of Music.

He has live collaborations with K. Yuri da Cunha, Eduardo Paím, The Black Mamba, Cool Hipnoise, Marco Lobo, Matias Damásio, Yola Semedo, Eddy Tussa, Grace Évora among others… He had the privilege of being the resident saxophonist on TV TalkShows by Herman José from 2004 to the present whereper has included several national and international arts without the Musical Direction of Maestro/Pianist Pedro Duarte.

He also collaborated with orchestras such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, Lusitanus Ensemble, Claus Nymark Big Band, Reunion Big Band, ToraTora BigBand, Hot Club Portugal Big Band, Chattanooga Big Band.

Founding musician of the European Movement Jazz Orchestra and the Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble.
He is currently Saxophonist and Music Director for Artist AUREA.
Elmano Coelho lives in Lisbon where he works as a Musician and Teacher.
Plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophones, Transverse flute.