João Lencastre is a drummer/composer native from Lisbon, Portugal. He started playing the drums at the age of 13, and over the years have been involved in many different projects, having the chance to play all kinds of music, from Avant-garde Jazz to more mainstream, Rock & Alternative Rock, Afro Beat, Reggae, Metal, World Music, Punk, Electronic/Dance, as well as some unclassified genres.


Apart from Portugal, Lencastre has also toured around the World, playing in many different venues in New York, Czech Republic, England, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Spain, Macau,and Panama.


Has played and/or recorded with David Binney, Bill Carrothers, André Fernandes, Mário Franco, Thomas Morgan, Jacob Sacks, Afonso Pais, Carlos Barreto, Phil Grenadier, André Matos, Demian Cabaud, Leo Genovese, Peter Bernstein, Masa Kamaguchi, Benny Lackner, Sara Serpa, Nelson Cascais, Spill, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Rodrigo Amado, Hernâni Faustino, Vojtech Porchaska, David Doruzka, Noah Preminger, Russ Johnson, Sean Conly, Randy Ingram, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Jeremy Stratton, Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha, Blasted Mechanism, Jacinta, Cacique 97, among many others...

Lencastre has put out five records as a leader with his group Communion, "One!" and "B-Sides" on Fresh Sound/New Talent, "Sound it Out!" on TOAP Records, "What is this all about?" on Auand Records and the latest one, "Movements in Freedom" on Clean Feed, all with great national and international reviews on some of the most prestigious magazines, newspapers and websites including Modern Drummer, Jazz Times, Ipslon, Jazz.PT, All About Jazz, NYC Jazz Record, just to name a few...


SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

João Lencastre's Communion 3: "Movements in Freedom" (Clean Feed 2017)

José Lencastre Nau Quartet: "Fragments of Always" (FMR Records 2017)

João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco: "From order to chaos" (Clean Feed 2017)

EEL SLAP!: Vol. I (EP) (Flea Boy Records 2017)

João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco: "Dance our way to the death" (2016)

No Project Trio: Vol. II (FMR Records 2015)

João Lencastre's Communion "What is this all about?" (Auand records 2014)

Tiago Bettencourt "Do Princípio" (Universal 2014)

Tiago Bettencourt "Acústico" (Universal 2012)

No Project Trio "Vol. I" (JACC Records 2012)

Tiago na Toca "Poemas" (EMI/Metronomo 2011)

Joao Lencastre's Communion "Sound it Out" (TOAP 2010)

Joao Lencstre's Communion "B-Sides" (Fresh Sound 2008)

Joao Lencastre's Communion "One!" (Fresh Sound 2007)

Mario Franco Group + David Binney (TOAP 2006)

Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha "Em Fuga" (Universal 2010)

Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha "O Jardim" (Universal 2007)

Ensemble Raum "Sete Pecados Mortais" (2005)

Blasted Mechanism "Plasma" (Musica Alterantiva 1999)


João Lencastre é um baterista/compositor natural de Lisboa. Começou a tocar com 13 anos e ao longo dos anos, tem estado envolvido em diversos tipos de projectos que vão desde Jazz avant-garde ao mais mainstream, Rock Alternativo, Electrónica, Metal, Reggae, Rock, Punk, Afro-Beat, e outros géneros inclassificáveis...


Ao longo da sua carreira teve já a oportunidade de tocar nas salas e festivais mais importantes de Portugal, assim como diferentes palcos por esse mundo fora, incluindo Nova Iorque, República Checa, Polónia, Panamá, Macau, Alemanha, Brasil, Espanha e Inglaterra.


Tocou e/ou gravou com alguns dos melhores músicos do panorama nacional e internacional como sendo o David Binney, Bill Carrothers, André Fernandes, Mário Franco, Thomas Morgan, Jacob Sacks, Afonso Pais, Carlos Barreto, Phil Grenadier, André Matos, Rodrigo Amado, Hernâni Faustino, Demian Cabaud, Leo Genovese, Peter Bernstein, Masa Kamaguchi, Benny Lackner, Sara Serpa, Nelson Cascais, Spill, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Vojtech Prochaska, Rodrigo Pinheiro, David Doruzka, Noah Preminger, Russ Johnson, Sean Conly, Randy Ingram, Jeremy Stratton, Tiago Bettencourt, Blasted Mechanism, Jacinta, Cacique 97, entre muitos outros...

Tem já editados 5 discos com o seu grupo Communion, todos eles muitos bem recebidos pela imprensa nacional e internacional, destacando-se críticas muito positivas em diferentes revistas, jornais e sites, como a Modern Drummer, Jazz Times, Ipslon, Jazz.PT, All About Jazz, NYC Jazz Record, entre muitas outras.
"One!" e "B-Sides" pela editora Fresh Sound/New Talent , "Sound it Out!" pela TOAP Records, "What is this all about?" pela Italiana Auand Records, e o último "Movements in Freedom" pela Clean Feed.


DISCOGRAFIA SELECCIONADA:

João Lencastre's Communion 3: "Movements in Freedom" (Clean Feed 2017)

José Lencastre Nau Quartet: "Fragments of Always" (FMR Records 2017)

João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco: "From order to chaos" (Clean Feed 2017)

EEL SLAP!: Vol. I (EP) (Flea Boy Records 2017)

João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco: "Dance our way to the death" (2016)

No Project Trio: Vol. II (FMR Records 2015)

João Lencastre's Communion "What is this all about?" (Auand Records 2014)

Tiago Bettencourt "Do Princípio" (Universal 2014)

Tiago Bettencourt "Acústico" (Universal 2012)

No Project Trio "Vol. I" (JACC Records 2012)

Tiago na Toca "Poemas" (EMI/Metronomo 2011)

Joao Lencastre's Communion "Sound it Out" (TOAP 2010)

Joao Lencstre's Communion "B-Sides" (Fresh Sound 2008)

Joao Lencastre's Communion "One!" (Fresh Sound 2007)

Mario Franco Group + David Binney (TOAP 2006)

Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha "Em Fuga" (Universal 2010)

Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha "O Jardim" (Universal 2007)

Ensemble Raum "Sete Pecados Mortais" (2005)

Blasted Mechanism "Plasma" (Musica Alterantiva 1999)