Nelson Jesus (b. 1986, Azambuja, Portugal) is a Portuguese saxophone player and composer.
He has started his studies in local wind bands and later studied saxophone in several institutions such as Caldas da Rainha and Oporto Conservatories, Oporto and Lisbon Superior Schools of Music with Mário Marques, Hugo Gaito, Henk van Twillert, Fernando Ramos, Francisco Ferreira and José Massarrão.
Jesus has earned several awards and honors, such as the 3rd prize of the junior category at the 1st International Sax Contest in Palmela, 2005; honorable mention in the Interpretation contest of Caldas da Rainha Mus & Caldas 2005 and 2006; 1st prize Oporto Conservatory Music Competition, 2007 edition; and 1st prize of the 3rd Music Competition Anatólio Falé, City of Lagos. He also won the 1st Prize in Composition for Symphonic Band Ibermúsicas Oaxaca-2014, 2nd Prize in Composition at the IV Banda Sinfonica Portuguesa Natuonal Composition Competition 2015, and 1st Prize at the 4th Edition of Portuguese Army Band-Inatel composition Competition, 2016.
Nelson was a founding member of Vento do Norte sax ensemble and Portuguese Symphonic Band, and played as a soloist with Oporto National Orchestra. He has participated in conducting courses with Antonio Saiote, Jan Cober, Douglas Bostock, Eugene Corporon, Rafael Agulló Albors, Pascual Vilaplana and Jean-Sébastien Béreau.
Currently he is a sax player in National Guard Symphonic Band and has private classes with the composer Fernando Altube from Argentina.
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Classband Suite (2015)
- Concertino for Bass Drum and Symphonic Band (2013)
- Fantasia Infantil (2004)
- Feira de Maio (2013)
- Marchas de Arraial (2008)
- Porno (Sax) Concerto (2016)
- Porto de Saudades (2015)
- Reticência (2005)
- Variações Modais (2015)
- Zamora 1143 (2016)
- "Nelson Jesus." FISP. Accessed 31 July 2016
- World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Accessed 31 July 2016