João Espadinha is a portuguese guitarist and composer. Born in the village of Cascais, he started playing the instrument at the age of 12. After three years of intense contact with Jazz, while studying at the historic Hot Clube of Portugal Jazz school, he travelled to the Netherlands where he lived for four years, having graduated in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Since his return to Portugal in 2016, João has been established in Lisbon, and has performed throughout the country both as a leader and as a sideman. In 2017, he released is first album – Kill the boy (Sintoma Records).